Jumping onto the mesh bandwagon, Taiwanese PC and peripherals manufacturer Asus has announced the new Lyra whole-home WiFi mesh system, which will be available in early July. Lyra is meant to make WiFi simple for consumers to set up, yet it will create an ultrafast smart WiFi network that will adapt to any home to ensure optimal bandwidth and maximum coverage with zero dead spots.
Up to five Lyra intelligent hubs can be deployed to create a single self-organising WiFi network so users can enjoy seamless WiFi roaming in their house, whether between rooms or floors. This is possible because the tri-band 802.11ac system has two 5GHz and one 2.4GHz frequency bands, so that one 5GHz frequency band can be used as a dedicated data backbone between the hubs that enables them to communicate between themselves to optimise the network’s performance. Asus has also included its AiProtection commercial-grade network security system with Lyra, to ensure its users enjoy a completely free security software solution for as long as they use Lyra.
The Asus Lyra will be available from 1st July in Singapore for S$659 with a three year warranty, and Hachi.Tech has a special launch promotion priced at S$599 with a free Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P2 Speaker (worth S$259)