Luma Begins Shipping its Surround WiFi System, Announces Best Buy Partnership

Luma’s technology brings unprecedented speed, security, and control to the home WiFi experience

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Luma announced that its home WiFi system is available for purchase and will begin shipping to pre-order customers. Luma's routers create a mesh network that surrounds the home with fast and secure internet to eliminate dead zones and buffering. Additionally, Luma safeguards connected devices from malware and hackers. Its mobile app puts simple control in the user's hand to easily monitor the network, add guests, pause the internet and much more.


In a new agreement with Best Buy to meet demands of a growing customer base, Luma is available for pre-order on BestBuy.com beginning today, and will roll out to Best Buy stores starting in July.

Luma will also continue its growing relationship with Amazon by creating fun and unique skills for Luma customers. The skill will be released in the coming weeks and will initially allow Luma customers to pause and unpause their home internet.

"It's exciting to see Luma's vision to bring better and faster WiFi to customers come to life with the availability of its first home system," said Steve Rabuchin, vice president, Amazon Alexa. "We saw great promise in Luma to push forward IOT and voice technologies when we invested in the company through the Alexa Fund. The addition of an Alexa skill will bring increased functionality and make it seamless for customers to better control their home internet through their voice."

Luma Surround WiFi System

Luma is a home WiFi system built for today's internet consumer. The number of connected devices and the volume of rich media streamed at home has skyrocketed, and because of this, a single home router isn't capable of providing fast, reliable coverage. Before Luma, a simple way to see and control activity on the home network didn't exist, nor did a way to protect the network and its connected devices from malware and hackers without needing to install additional security software.

"With traditional home WiFi routers, people pay for high-speed broadband but are still stuck with dead zones and unreliability, with no security protection for the growing number of devices connected to the home network," said Mike Van Bruinisse, Luma co-founder and CEO. "At Luma we aim to fix all that and more with a beautifully-designed surround WiFI system that is the first to combine speed with the security and control that brings peace of mind."

After guiding you through an easy setup, Luma sets up a mesh network customized to your floor plan to ensure a smooth connection and lets you manage your network with an easy-to-use app and enterprise-grade malware protection.

Luma is the first to combine these three-core features in a home WiFi system: speed, security, and control.

Speed - Luma offers a quick and easy, guided setup tailored to your floor plan to ensure complete coverage throughout the home. Luma is also smart enough to automatically prioritize the network for connected devices based on need. It also combats wireless interference with its mesh network for the fastest experience possible.
Security - Luma continuously monitors your network to block hacks and malware by scanning the health of your connected devices for infections and vulnerabilities. Furthermore, it quarantines any infected devices so that it can't affect any other devices on the network and will work to fix the device with an over the air update when available. Luma also pushes alerts to the consumer, through the Luma app, when unknown devices are found on the network.
Control - Luma allows you to instantly view and manage your network from the app. From the app, you can also invite WiFi guests with one swipe. If you have children, you can monitor content and internet usage using Luma's rating system (G, PG, PG-13, R, and NR). You can approve internet sites when access is requested from a user on an ad-hoc basis (if a child needs to watch a YouTube video for homework as an example). Lastly, you can pause the internet at the touch of a button, making for a device free dinner.
Pricing and Availability

The Luma home WiFi system is available for purchase today at Amazon.com, BestBuy.com, and getluma.com, and will be in select Best Buy stores beginning July 2016. Customers can purchase the 3-pack (recommended for the average home) for $399. Single Lumas can be purchased for $149 each. The free Luma app is also available today for download through the iOS App Store and Google Play.

About Luma

Luma is an intelligent Surround WiFi system with an easy setup that provides fast and reliable internet, parental controls and security protection. Based in Atlanta and San Francisco, Luma was co-founded by Dr. Paul Judge and Mike Van Bruinisse, and is privately funded by Accel Partners, Amazon, Felicis Ventures and others. For more information, please visit getluma.com.

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