At this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), EnGenius Technologies (www.engeniustech.com) announced its Wi-Fi mesh network system called MESHdot Kit. The bundle comes with a wireless mesh router called EMR3500, and MESHdot (EMD11).
Available to both Android and Apple devices, the EnMesh app is designed to simplify the process of setting up a reliable Wi-Fi mesh network. The EnGenius AC1300 mesh router EMR3500 comes with built-in 360° high-performance antenna, and the plug-and-play compact MESHdot gives consumers flexibility to cover spotty Wi-Fi areas.
The router supports up to eight nodes in the same network. According to MC Leo, general manager at EnGenius Technologies, consumers who share Wi-Fi passwords with home visitors will no longer have to look for ways to restrict access to their local network by changing Wi-Fi passwords or using complicated software. With EnGenius’ latest MESHdot Kit, the creation of the stable guest Wi-Fi network is only a few clicks away right from the comfort of a smartphone, he says.
Parental control settings in the app allow consumers to set up weekly schedules, or prevent users from being able to access social media, search engines, video content or custom URLs. Users can also use EnMesh to remotely monitor EnGenius gateway/router usage or disconnect devices connected to the home network.
The MESHdot Kit’s auto firmware update make sure that consumers always take advantage of the latest service and security enhancements without the need of any action from the network administrator, Leo says. The MESHdot Kit will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $99 and be available later this quarter.