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ASUS Announces ZenWiFi

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PRESS RELEASE

KEY POINTS

  • Available in both WiFi 6 and WiFi 5 models, ZenWiFi features a tri-band design and optimised antennas for extremely fast and stable wireless performance
  • Upgraded AiMesh technology and an intuitive mobile app and web interface makes mesh network setup easy, yet offers full control of advanced features
  • An elegant, low-profile design blends perfectly with any décor, fitting as easily in the living room as the home office
  • ZenWiFi AC is available now. ZenWiFi AX will launch later this year.

TAIPEI, Taiwan, November 19, 2019 — ASUS today announced ZenWiFi, a new series of mesh WiFi systems that deliver extremely fast and reliable whole-home WiFi and offer easy, flexible and powerful configurability. ASUS Zen series products are known for their balance of premium design and ultimate performance, and ZenWiFi continues this tradition with a beautiful, low-profile design that blends perfectly with any décor and ultrafast, seamless and WiFi coverage for the entire home. The ZenWiFi series offers two models: ZenWiFi AX with the latest WiFi 6 (802.11ax) and ZenWiFi AC with WiFi 5 (802.11ac).

The ZenWiFi system offers an intuitive setup process with upgraded AiMesh technology that makes getting a whole-home mesh network up and running fast and easy. For users who prefer more hands-on control, ZenWiFi offers advanced configuration options that lets them fine-tune every aspect of their network.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable home-networking experience, ZenWiFi also comes with AiProtection Pro, built-in network security with free lifetime signature updates from Trend Micro for ongoing protection. AiProtection also includes advanced parental controls to keep kids safe online.

High-speed, whole-home coverage

Unlike other mesh systems on the market, ZenWiFi gives users the ability to configure different SSID names for each of the three WiFi bands, so they can easily connect to either 2.4GHz for wide coverage WiFi, or to the 5GHz band for high-performance WiFi. Alternatively, users can simply let the ASUS Smart Connection feature automatically assign devices to either the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz band depending on detected wireless signal strength and traffic. A specially engineered algorithm ensures seamless roaming along with stability, speed and wide coverage.

Another differentiating feature is the ability to configure a full 5 GHz WiFi band as a dedicated backhaul connection while the other 5 GHz band is used for device connections, unlike traditional dual-band mesh WiFi systems that sacrifice half of the total wireless bandwidth to the backhaul connection. With this upgraded design, users will experience fast and stable WiFi, even when data transfers through multiple hubs to reach connected devices. ZenWiFi also has a vertical housing that holds a specially designed antenna and circuit board that optimises WiFi signal strength and provides better airflow, improving thermal performance for reliable operation.

ZenWiFi AX features the latest WiFi 6 standard for a total data rate of up to 6600 Mbps and covers up to 5500 square feet (approximately six rooms). Its quad-core CPU to deliver the full performance potential of WiFi 6, making it suitable for dense network environments. ZenWiFi AC features the WiFi 5 (802.11ac) standard, offering a total data rate of up to 3000 Mbps and covers up to 5400 square feet (approximately four rooms).

Exclusive AiMesh technology and AiProtection Pro security

ZenWiFi comes with lifetime-free AiProtection Pro powered by Trend Micro. This built-in security solution, provides comprehensive and seamless protection for the network and all connected devices and features regular security signature updates free for the life of ZenWiFi, ensuring network security is always up to date. It also features parental controls to keep kids safe online and provide easy management of their network usage.

ZenWiFi also features exclusive AiMesh technology with an intuitive mobile app and web interface that makes it quick and easy for anyone to set up a whole-home mesh network, while also giving more experienced users full control of advanced networking features, such as bandwidth management and QoS settings. A flexible and scalable solution, AiMesh enables users to mix different ASUS router models to extend their mesh WiFi system. Whenever they want more coverage or new functionality, users can add another compatible router to their AiMesh network at any time.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING 

ZenWiFi AC will be available in the UK from. For more information, contact your local dealer. ZenWiFi AX will launch later this year.

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About ASUS

ASUS is a multinational company known for the world’s best motherboards, PCs, monitors, graphics cards and routers, and driven to become the most-admired innovative leading technology enterprise. With a global workforce that includes more than 5,000 R&D professionals, ASUS leads the industry through cutting-edge design and innovations made to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt and joyful smart life for everyone. Inspired by the In Search of Incredible brand spirit, ASUS won more than 11 prestigious awards every day in 2018 and ranked as one of Forbes’ Global 2000 Top Regarded Companies, Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Tech Leaders and Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.