SmartHouse - - ACCESSORIE­S // D LINK - Writ­ten by DAVID RICHARDS

The new D-Link high pow­ered Covr seam­less wi-fi mesh net­work router sets a new stan­dard for home net­work­ing not just be­cause of its per­for­mance it’s also a stylish piece of kit which re­tail­ers should find easy to sell to home con­scious con­sumers.

What’s a crit­i­cal in­vest­ment for any home today is net­work­ing. It’s what de­liv­ers bet­ter and faster in­for­ma­tion to a mo­bile or tablet, su­pe­rior pic­ture qual­ity to a TV while al­low­ing mul­ti­ple con­nec­tions and faster stream­ing of con­tent from the likes of Spo­tify, Ap­ple Mu­sic or Google.

The tri-band D-Link Covr-2202 – which can pro­vide con­sis­tent whole home wi-fi cov­er­age, for ex­am­ple if you are in­vest­ing in the new Fox­tel 4K real time sport chan­nel and the re­lated 4K con­tent you will need a new 4K TV. But if you com­bine this with a new mesh net­work router such as the new D-Link Covr-2202 who will get the best of both worlds. 4K real time Fox­tel sports con­tent de­liv­ered over a fast Satel­lite feed and other net­worked con­tent streamed to your TV.

The new Covr-2202 is a fol­low-up to the re­cently launched Covr-C1203 dual band wi-fi mesh sys­tem and is also a scal­able so­lu­tion which in the fu­ture will al­low you to use the ex­ten­ders from both D-Link de­vices to ex­tend the Wi Fi reach in your home.

The lat­est Covr-2202 is com­prised of two taller units which can de­liver blan­ket wire­less cov­er­age to an en­tire home.

This new tri-band AC2200 sys­tem fea­tures a ded­i­cated 5Ghz smart back­haul which means there are two bands con­nect­ing to de­vices in your

home and the third band con­nect­ing back to the router and satel­lite units rather than crowd­ing the other two bands and slow­ing you down.

The in­clu­sion of Smart Steer­ing tech­nol­ogy au­to­mat­i­cally di­rects de­vices to the op­ti­mal wire­less band while Smart Roam­ing con­nects users to the strong­est sig­nal as peo­ple con­nected to the D-Link net­work move around their home.

The Covr-2202 sys­tem also in­cludes MU-MIMO (mul­ti­ple user – mul­ti­ple in­put mul­ti­ple out­put) tech­nol­ogy for an even faster and more ef­fi­cient wire­less net­work.

The two Covr units have six built in ver­ti­cal and hor­i­zon­tal an­ten­nas that op­ti­mises the con­nec­tiv­ity be­tween points.

Also on­board are two Gi­ga­bit Eth­er­net ports to also pro­vide high-speed wired con­nec­tiv­ity.

The D-Link Covr-2202, which won a CES In­no­va­tion Honouree Award ear­lier this year, is avail­able now and is priced at $499.95 ($NZ549).

The Covr-C1203 is priced at $399.99 ($NZ449).

All you do to set up this de­vice is open your smart­phone and down­load the D-Link Wi-Fi An­droid or iOS app.

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