Router's mesh technology lets you paint your home in WiFi

4th July 2017
Source: TP-Link
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Router's mesh technology lets you paint your home in WiFi

Global provider of consumer and business networking products, TP-Link, has announced the availability of Deco M5 Whole-Home WiFi System. Deco M5 is a mesh networking solution that provides seamless wireless internet coverage and comprehensive digital security via TP-Link HomeCare. With built-in anti-virus and malware protection powered by Trend Micro, Deco M5 provides a secure whole-home WiFi system for today’s connected lifestyle.

Designed with consumers in mind, TP-Link HomeCare and Deco M5 offers comprehensive built-in security features. TP-Link HomeCare provides exploit and malware protection, plus SPI firewall and device access control. TP-Link HomeCare safeguards every device in your home from malware and hackers by blocking malicious sites, preventing intruders and quarantining infected devices, providing peace of mind that your family is always protected from the latest threats.

Robust parental controls can be managed in real time via the TP-Link Deco app, which allows you to manage and monitor who accesses your network, regardless of applications or URLs. The Deco app even enables you to allocate a maximum amount of culmulative 'screen time' per day to individual devices, even when you’re not home. Deco also provides monthly usage reports sent automatically to your phone so you know whats happening on your network and when.

“As home WiFi networks are supporting more users and mobile devices than ever before, security across your home network becomes increasingly important,” said Dr. Terence Liu, Trend Micro Vice President. “Through our integration in TP-Link HomeCare, Deco M5 Whole Home WiFi System is equipped with the most comprehensive package of security features on the market, so you can trust that your home network is always protected.”

Powered by a quad-core processor, Deco M5 Whole-Home WiFi System deploys the latest mesh technology to paint your home in WiFi. The dual-band AC1300 system is capable of throughput speeds up to 400Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and 867Mbps on the 5GHz band, and it supports MU-MIMO for smoother data streaming to multiple devices at the same time. Deco M5 is a system of three units that are positioned to fill your home with WiFi, up to 4,500ft2. With additional units available, the Deco M5 system can easily scale up to accommodate even larger spaces. Up to ten Deco M5 units can be added to a single network at any given time for seamless WiFi coverage across incredibly large spaces.

“Today’s consumers want seamless wireless throughout their homes and beyond into the garden. Deco M5 creates seamless WiFi that allows them to stream, game and browse the internet in any room,” said Will Liu, UK Country Manager, TP-Link UK. “Deco M5 takes the effort out of home connectivity. The Deco app holds your hand through the simple set up and then enables you to set parental controls based on the individual device user’s age and interests.

ART (Adaptive Routing Technology) automatically optimises WiFi connections for every device, and Deco comes equipped with TP-Link HomeCare, which allows consumers to customise their network security through powerful features that include robust parental controls.” Adaptive Routing Technology (ART) ensures your network is always operating at its maximum speed, quickly identifying and selecting the fastest path for your devices to connect to the network.

This intelligent selection removes the guesswork from reliable connectivity. Deco M5 also optimises connections between devices to deliver the very best in coverage and ensure you receive the strongest performance throughout your entire home at all times. With Deco, you also have the ability to control how bandwidth is used, making it easy to prioritise services and devices for heavy-bandwidth tasks such as HD video streaming, online gaming or video chats.

Plus, with it’s flexible configuration and intuitive set-up process, creating a mesh network at home is simple. TP-Link’s free Deco mobile app, available for Android and iOS, allows consumers to easily set up whole-home WiFi coverage in minutes. With step-by-step instructions and visuals, the app guides you through the entire setup process.

“Customers are looking for worry free WiFi and mesh technology is the perfect solution. At its most basic level, the TP-Link Deco M5 with its simple to use app removes the mystery from great wireless throughout your home and into the garden. Integrating virus and malware protection into the router gives home owners the additional peace of mind that their precious personal data is protected from malicious attack, and the app driven parental controls puts parents in the driving seat when it comes to the quantity and quality of their children’s screen time. We see mesh technology plugging a hole in the market and are launching with the TP-Link Deco M5 in more than 20 stores across the UK,” said Rob Tiffin, Head of buying at Maplin.

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