D-Link is now shipping its Covr Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System, the COVR-C1203, which helps provide seamless and reliable Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home.
Powered by the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform, Covr is ideal for those who want to enjoy HD streaming, video chats, and use smart home devices. It can cover a home or space that's up to 5,000 square feet in size.
With AC1200 Dual-Band Wi-Fi speeds, MU-MIMO technology, high-power amplifiers and 2x3(Rx) antennas at its core, the three Covr Points work together to provide enough speed and coverage to support multiple devices undertaking data-intensive tasks simultaneously, no matter where they are inside and around the home.
Covr was designed to eliminate Wi-Fi dead zones and give users seamless Wi-Fi in every corner of the house. Unlike other dual-band whole home Wi-Fi systems that use only two receiving antennas, Covr has three receiving antennas to detect and receive more data from all devices, improving overall performance, says D-Link.
D-Link has implemented smart roaming and smart steering technology in the Covr Mesh Wi-Fi system. Smart roaming is designed to continually analyze the wireless signal strength between devices, helping to automatically connect them to the Covr Point with the strongest Wi-Fi signal. Smart steering, meanwhile, selects the best frequency band for the device so that everyone gets the best performance possible, reducing congestion, LAG and Wi-Fi dropouts.
For those who prefer a wired connection for certain devices such as Network Attached Storage (NAS), smart TVs, and gaming consoles, two Gigabit Ethernet ports are also included with each Covr unit.
The Covr system can be set up via simple plug-and-play using the D-Link Wi-Fi app or the Web-based interface. Parental Controls are also available, allowing parents to restrict access to certain Websites, set Wi-Fi schedules, and limit Wi-Fi usage on certain devices. Covr can also block devices and provide limited access to guests on the network.
"Wi-Fi coverage still continues to be the number-one concern among connected households," says Lou Reda, President, D-Link Canada Inc. "Sometimes, even the most powerful routers can't reach certain parts of the home because of placement, building materials, or home layout. This is why Mesh networking has been adopted so quickly in Canada. This multi-node approach gives people better placement options and spreads Wi-Fi evenly through the home delivering seamless, reliable and high-quality Wi-Fi across all devices."
D-Link's Covr Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh Wi-Fi System is available for an MSRP of $330. It will sell first through Best Buy Canada stores and online, and be available through other major retail outlets starting in June 2018.