Leo was at IFA last week and Netgear was on his list of companies to visit - he got a look at the Meural Canvas II, Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX80), Nighthawk EAX8 WiFi 6 Extender and Orbi Wifi 6
Orbi WiFi 6
NETGEAR launched their first Orbi Whole Home WiFi Mesh System in 2016 and is now launching Orbi WiFi 6, with four times the network capacity of WiFi 5 (802.11ac) can solve this problem.”
Orbi WiFi 6 scales to provide these gigabit internet services to multi-gigabit through the use of a 2.5 Gbps WAN port or using link aggregation to combine two ports together.
Orbi WiFi 6 uses NETGEAR’s patented tri-band mesh technology with 4x4 radios on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz fronthaul, as well as a 5GHz backhaul.
Orbi WiFi 6 Tri-band Mesh System (RBK852) will be available in the coming month for a suggested retail price of £749 for the router and satellite two pack system (the 799 figure I gave was probably Euros) and 999 Euros for the three pack system so maybe £949.
The Nighthawk EAX8 WiFi 6 Extender
delivers the maximum capacity, maximum speed and the greatest coverage. With WiFi 6 added to a wireless network, Netgear claims blazing-fast performance up to 6 Gbps. The 8-stream WiFi delivers more spatial streams with more available bandwidth and thus less congestion for all the devices connected on the WiFi network.
Compatible with any WiFi Router, including internet service provider gateways, extending the network capabilities with the new Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 extender is seamless and uncomplicated. You have a single WiFi network name (SSID) and password so that devices do not need to be manually connected to the extended WiFi 6 network.
The EAX80 also comes equipped with four gigabit LAN ports for those who prefer a wired connection to their devices, and includes a USB 3.0 port to add network accessible storage.
The Nighthawk AX8 8-Stream WiFi 6 Mesh Extender (EAX80) is now available for pre-order worldwide for a MSRP of £279 and is expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Meural Canvas II
NETGEAR acquired Meural in August 2018, expanding upon its successful connected home product offering, and advancing the company’s vision of a fully connected world. Through a combination of Meural’s proprietary hardware product, the Meural Canvas, and a library of 30,000 licensed artworks, Meural acts as a new media distribution platform for the visual arts. The Meural Canvas is differentiated by Meural’s patented TrueArt technology, a combination of hardware and software that combine to deliver a realistic art viewing experience, including a signature matte, anti-glare display. Controllable via gesture, voice (Amazon Alexa), desktop, or mobile app, the Meural Canvas empowers users to interact with art every day.
The new Meural Canvas II will be available in two sizes, the larger 19x29 with a 27-inch HD digital canvas and a smaller 16x24 frame with 21.5-inch HD digital canvas at an attractive entry-level price. Each of the canvases feature a 16:9 ratio and can orient to portrait (vertical) mode or landscape (horizontal). The Canvas II automatically detects the orientation and with the addition of the Meural Swivel Mount switching between placements is easy and does not require the removal of the frame from the wall. The Swivel Mount accessory, a sturdy, durable, lightweight mechanism; makes it easy to ensure the canvas is oriented so the art fills the frame.
There are four ways to interactively navigate the library of art via the smart canvas:
Gesture control Simply wave your hand in front of one of the Canvas’ two embedded sensors to change the art or access settings.
Voice control (currently with an Amazon Alexa device)
Desktop (my.meural.com dashboard)
The Meural app (iOS and Android)
As a subscriber, Meural Members are given access to a dynamic library of art with over 30,000 works curated from leading museums, artists, and image collections from around the world.
In addition to the largest collection of art works available from an online library, the Meural platform also makes it quick and easy to upload and display your own photos. The built-in features let you upload in batches, adjust color, and crop to fit the 16:9 display. Along with the additional online storage included with a Meural membership there is also an easily accessible SD card slot and USB port to ensure you always have plenty of memory for all your photography needs.
Meural Canvas II MSRP:
19x29 frame with 27-inch HD display in white or black - £779.
19x29 frame with 27-inch HD display in dark or light wood- £829.
16x24 frame with 21.5-inch HD display in white or black - £599.
16x24 frame with 21.5-inch HD display in dark or light wood - £649.
Swivel Mount - £45.
Annual membership subscription to the Meural curated art library price tbc.
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