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Samsung Debuts Smart Home Wi-Fi Mesh Network System

15 August 2018
The 3-pack SmartThings WiFi mesh network can function across 4,500 square feet in a home. Source: Samsung Electronics America

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has introduced a Wi-Fi mesh network system that is equipped with artificial intelligence and a smart hub for whole-home wireless networking.

The SmartThings system offers a stable network while delivering fast and consistent coverage for the entire smart home.

Samsung partnered with Plume to integrate its AI-based mesh Wi-Fi into SmartThings, and the platform adapts to internet usage in the home and intelligently allocates bandwidth, mitigates interference and delivers maximum Wi-Fi capacity across the home, Samsung said.

Plume’s technology can be used across multiple devices so parents can work on laptops while kids stream TV and gamers play without interruptions. Users can also manage where the need is and parents can control screen time and set special logins and passwords for guests.

The SmartThings Hub that comes with the Wi-Fi mesh system serves as the brains of the smart home allowing hundreds of third-party devices and services to be connected to the network including smart lights, smart locks, smart cameras, voice assistants, smart thermostats and more.

Samsung said the Wi-Fi mesh system has a range of 1,500 square feet for the router and the three-pack covers about 4,500 square feet. Additional mesh routers can be added to extend the range as well.

A three-pack of the SmartThings Wi-Fi retails for $279.99 while a single router retails for $119.99 through Samsung.com.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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