TP-LINK® EXPANDS MESH OFFERINGS WITH NEW ‘DECO® M9 PLUS’ TRI-BAND SYSTEM WITH BUILT-IN SMART HOME HUB
BREA, Calif. – June 19, 2018 – TP-Link®, a leading global provider of consumer and business networking products, today announced availability of the Deco® M9 Plus Tri-band Mesh Wi-Fi 2-Pack System, the newest addition to the brand’s lineup of mesh solutions. TP-Link’s Deco M9 Plus features AC2200 speeds and tri-band Wi-Fi with dedicated backhaul to deliver fast, dependable connections to more than 100 devices throughout your entire home while doubling as a smart home hub for your IoT devices.
“From everyday activities like streaming Netflix and using smart voice assistants, to occasional video chats with friends or online gaming, our home lives are more connected than ever before,” said Derrick Wang, director of product management at TP-Link USA Corp. “Today, families need Wi-Fi systems that can support the higher demands put on their network, delivering reliable performance in every room of the home. Deco M9 Plus is a powerful solution designed to meet the Wi-Fi needs of the modern smart home.”
The Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wi-Fi System utilizes TP-Link Mesh technology to eliminate dead spots and buffering black holes in homes of all shapes and sizes. With TP-Link Mesh, Deco M9 Plus provides a stronger and more dynamic backhaul than others, supplementing its dedicated 5 GHz backhaul with additional backhaul throughput from other Wi-Fi bands as demand on the network increases. From 4K video streaming or video chatting, to gaming and web surfing, Deco M9 Plus automatically identifies the strongest path and connection for every device to ensure uninterrupted Wi-Fi in every corner of your home - even the backyard.
More than just a router, Deco M9 Plus also functions as a smart home hub, enabling simple control of your favorite ZigBee, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled smart home devices from the easy to use Deco App. The built-in smart home hub functionality eliminates the need for additional smart hubs in the home. The system works with a variety of leading smart home brands and is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and IFTTT.
With advanced Wi-Fi security and HomeCareTM powered by Trend MicroTM*, Deco M9 Plus is one of the most secure tri-band Wi-Fi systems on the market. TP-Link HomeCare provides antivirus and malware protection, safeguarding every connected device on the network from outside malware and hackers, even devices that don’t offer built-in protection such as smart cameras, Wi-Fi based smart home devices and gaming consoles. Malicious site blocking takes the extra step of preventing users from accessing malicious websites from within the network. The system is kept current though updates via Trend Micro, ensuring your network is always protected from new threats.
The Deco M9 Plus Wi-Fi System 2-pack provides seamless, high-performance Wi-Fi for homes up to 4,500 sq. ft. and is also sold as a 1-pack for families looking to easily add on to their mesh network. Setup and management of the Deco M9 Plus network is simple and intuitive via the Deco App, as is the ability to limit and monitor internet usage for the whole family. The intelligent, adaptive network requires only a single name and password making it easy to get connected and maintain a reliable connection as you move throughout the home. The Deco App is available for Android and iOS.
Deco M9 Plus Key Features at a Glance:
- Standard 2-pack offers coverage up to 4,500 sq. ft.
- Powerful AC2200 tri-band Wi-Fi
- Three Wi-Fi bands with a dedicated backhaul to support 100-plus devices
- Quad-core CPU with 4 GB eMMC Flash and 512 MB RAM
- Wireless speeds of up to 400 Mbps on 2.4 GHz + 867 Mbps on 5 GHz (1) + 867 Mbps on 5 GHz (2) **
- 6 Wi-Fi antennas, 1 Bluetooth antenna and 1 ZigBee antenna inside each Deco Unit
- 1 USB 2.0 port (reserved) and 2 Gigabit ports
- Built-in smart home hub compatible with Bluetooth 4.2 and ZigBee HA 1.2
- Advanced Wi-Fi security and HomeCare powered by Trend Micro*
- Compatible with Amazon Alexa and IFTTT
Price & Availability
TP-Link Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wi-Fi 2-Pack Systems will be available at the every-day price of $299.99 USD and 1-Pack Units will be available at the every-day price of $179.99.
Founded in 1996, TP-Link is a global provider of reliable networking devices and accessories, involved in all aspects of everyday life. The company is consistently ranked by analyst firm IDC as the No. 1 provider of WLAN products***, supplying distribution to more than 170 countries and serving hundreds of millions of people worldwide. TP-Link is ranked highest in Wi-Fi router satisfaction according to the 2017 U.S. Wireless Router Satisfaction Report by J.D. Power.
With a proven heritage of stability, performance and value, TP-Link has curated a portfolio of products that meet the networking needs of all individuals. Now, as the connected lifestyle continues to evolve, the company is expanding today to exceed the demands of tomorrow.
* The Trend Micro free-service period lasts three years. After three years, customers may continue to use the service by paying a monthly subscription fee. If customers choose not to pay for a monthly subscription, some features may no longer work or may only work in a limited capacity.
** Maximum wireless transmission rates are the physical rates derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Range and coverage claims are based upon test results under normal usage conditions. Actual wireless transmission rate and wireless coverage are not guaranteed, and will vary as a result of 1) environmental factors, including building materials, physical objects and obstacles, 2) network conditions, including local interference, volume and density of traffic, product location, network complexity, and network overhead and 3) client limitations, including rated performance, location, connection quality, and client condition.
***According to IDC Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker Report, Q4 2017 Release
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