NETGEAR Aims to Bring WiFi Outdoors with Weather-Resistant Orbi Add-On
Networking product provider NETGEAR recently announced a new way for consumers to take their in-home WiFi experience outdoors. The company expanded its line of Orbi networking products to now include the Orbi Outdoor Satellite—a weather-resistant product that links up with the company’s Orbi Pro Sri-Band WiFi System to extend the user’s mesh WiFi network outdoors. The Orbi Outdoor Satellite was a CES 2018 Innovation Awards honoree.
According to NETGEAR the Outdoor Satellite is capable of extending the user’s high-performance WiFi coverage up to an additional 2,500 feet, and enables connected individuals to enjoy “uninterrupted 4K HD videos” to be streamed in the backyard.
The Orbi Outdoor Satellite brings with it the capabilities of the Orbi Whole Home WiFi System, which includes the single network name for seamless roaming, a dedicated third channel for data exchange between the router and satellite, and a separate Guest WiFi network. The outdoor satellite can also smartly adopt the characteristics of an Orbi Pro for Small Businesses when added to that network, NETGEAR explained.