Linksys Velop Named Best of CES 2017, The Best Mesh Wi-Fi System of 2017, and Given The Coveted PC Mag Editors' Choice Award
PLAYA VISTA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Linksys®, a leader in providing home and office Wi-Fi networking solutions, today announced that it has won a clean sweep of three awards by PC Mag.com for its recently announced Linksys Velop - whole home Wi-Fi modular mesh system. These three PC mag.com awards for Velop include:
PC Mag Best of CES 2017
PC Mag Best Mesh Wi-Fi System of 2017
PC Mag Editors' Choice
"To be given an award by a leading tech resource like PC Mag is an honor in itself, but to receive three awards for a brand new technology and product is both humbling and exhilarating" said, Justin Doucette, senior director of product management for Linksys. "Our goal with Velop was to introduce an elegantly designed mesh solution that provides the best performance while also making it the easiest to set up and use. These awards by PC mag endorse our commitment to providing consumers the best overall experience for whole home Wi-Fi."
In the Best of CES coverage from PC Mag Executive Editor, Wendy Sheehan Donnell said, "…we've been using Velop for a few weeks and it's the best Wi-Fi system we've tested. Networking vet Linksys is late to the game here, but brings a top-notch app with well designed, future-proof hardware that delivers the fastest single stream and MU-MIMO throughput speeds we've seen. In fact, it's our Editors' Choice."
Velop is the first Tri-Band modular Wi-Fi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations providing fast and reliable Wi-Fi to the edge of a home network. Velop is designed for performance as well as elegance; it's small enough to be placed anywhere with a clean and attractive look that appeals to everyone. Each Velop "node" is a powerful Tri-Band AC2200 device that serves as router, range extender, access point, and bridge which provides users the future proof technology they need as they bring new and more devices into the home.
Each node is configured during setup by the accompanying Linksys app (formally known as Linksys Smart Wi-Fi and available for iOS and Android), which provides the industry's simplest and most intuitive setup leveraging Bluetooth to securely communicate between the mobile device and each node. After setup is complete, the Linksys app serves as a powerful Wi-Fi management tool with useful features, such as guest access, parental controls, device prioritization, and more. Velop helps users get the most out of their broadband subscription by delivering 100% of their Internet speed to the edge of their network. Velop is available in 3-pack, 2-pack and 1-pack options.
According to PC Mag reviewer John Delaney, "The Linksys Velop is ideal for non-technical users who want whole-home Wi-Fi coverage without having to configure range extenders or access points. It takes minutes to install and requires very little management, and its stylish nodes will fit right in with any home décor." Delaney continued, "An impressive performer, The Velop turned in some of the highest scores of any Wi-Fi system in our throughput speed tests."
In a listing of all Whole Home Wi-Fi Modular Mesh Systems, PC Mag ranks the top solutions of 2017. Linksys Velop placed in the top spot with 4.5 stars at 5.0.
"The Linksys Velop provides Wi-Fi coverage for your entire home and seamless roaming over a single network. It's stylish, easy to install, and delivers fast single-user and MU-MIMO throughput speeds, making it our top pick for Wi-Fi systems."
Linksys Velop Whole Home Wi-Fi is available today at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, Fry's, Newegg, Microcenter, Samsclub.com and Linksys.com. Velop comes with a 3-year warranty and 24/7 consumer support for added peace of mind.
Today through Feb. 26, 2017, all retailers named above including Linksys.com will be featuring a promotion of $50 off the Linksys Velop 3-Pack (WHW3030) and $20 off the Linksys Velop 2-Pack (WHW0302).
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