SUWANEE, GA — ARRIS International, a global provider of IP, video and broadband technology, introduced an advanced solution for delivering gigabit Wi-Fi performance to every device in every room: The SURFboard mAX Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System.
This revolutionary new system tackles the growing need for Gigabit and multi-Gigabit connectivity throughout the home. Today, 90 percent of consumers (and 96 percent of power users) believe that high-speed internet is necessary for all rooms of the house. The SURFboard mAX Pro System achieves Gigabit service and ubiquitous coverage by combining cutting edge technologies, Tri-band, Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), 4×4, and Mesh, to create a future-ready system for constant connectivity.
Tri-band: Faster on More Devices
While today’s mesh systems commonly use dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) technology, ARRIS designed the SURFboard mAX Pro System around tri-band to leverage additional frequency bands for more throughput with less interference. The addition of a third, 5GHz band not only supports a dedicated connection between the two routers in the system — it also enables more connected devices in a single router configuration — a nod to the power users with 30 or more connected devices. By freeing up the first two bands to communicate exclusively with devices in the home, the tri-band system is up to 180% faster than a comparable dual-band one. And because the SURFboard mAX Pro System uses pure Wi-Fi 6 and 4×4 across all three of its bands, it’s also up to 180 percent faster than tri-band devices that cut corners with lesser technology.
Wi-Fi 6: Future-ready Whole-home Coverage
The SURFboard mAX Pro System features the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology with 400% faster speeds and 4x the range of Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac). Specifically, it can achieve multi-Gigabit wireless speeds to handle today’s 4K video streaming and gaming as well as tomorrow’s 8K, high dynamic range, and virtual reality experiences. Using Wi-Fi 6, the SURFboard mAX Pro System also achieves a usable range of up to 6,000 square feet with a single SURFboard mAX Pro Router to cover most multi-level homes. Finally, Wi-Fi 6 allows connected devices to use Wi-Fi up to 7x more efficiently, saving precious battery life on mobile phones, tablets and more.
4×4 & Mesh: Smart, Simple, Fast
The SURFboard mAX Pro System is the world’s first tri-band router to feature four Wi-Fi 6 antennas (4×4) on each of its three bands, to achieve the fastest Wi-Fi speeds on every device, simultaneously. More antennas act like more lanes on a freeway to ease network traffic. Together with ARRIS’s intelligent mesh technology, they enable a seamless network that actively and automatically directs every single device to the fastest possible connection. ARRIS’s next-generation antenna technology is so advanced it doesn’t require external antennas, leaving a clean, modern silhouette that compliments any environment.
SURFboard mAX Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System and SURFboard mAX Pro Mesh Wi-Fi Router will be available in the first half of 2019.
- Quad-core 64-bit ARM processor @ 1.8 GHz
- Three 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 radios, each with a 1.5 GHz ARM processor, AX11000
- 4-port Gigabit Ethernet hub
- 2 Gbps WAN link aggregation
- Backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
- SURFboard mAX Manager app
- Advanced AP and band steering
- Compatible with Alexa
- Sleek modern, design
- 9.5″ x 5″ (height x diameter)
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