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A World First at IFA 2018: devolo Magic merges Mesh-WiFi with Powerline for speeds up to 2,400 Mbps

posted by Devolo
Thursday 16 August 18

devolo Magic is the new standard in the area of home networking, offering more speed, range and stability. devolo is currently gearing up to preview their new Magic range which, for the first time ever, has combined today's most powerful WiFi with Powerline technologies. The new chips make speeds of up to 2,400 Mbps possible and a new auto-pairing feature makes installation easier than ever. With devolo Magic, devolo is aiming to offer the best of both the WiFi and the Powerline worlds. "As the backbone for high-performance WiFi, Powerline has enormous advantages," says Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG. "Using Powerline as the backbone technology…

devolo Magic is the new standard in the area of home networking, offering more speed, range and stability.

devolo is currently gearing up to preview their new Magic range which, for the first time ever, has combined today's most powerful WiFi with Powerline technologies. The new chips make speeds of up to 2,400 Mbps possible and a new auto-pairing feature makes installation easier than ever.

With devolo Magic, devolo is aiming to offer the best of both the WiFi and the Powerline worlds.

"As the backbone for high-performance WiFi, Powerline has enormous advantages," says Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG. "Using Powerline as the backbone technology, the signal does not get blocked by ceilings or walls. With this new Powerline generation based on G.hn architecture, we move into an entirely new performance dimension."

Instead of the 1,200 Mbps offered up until now, these new high-end adapters provide data rates up to 2,400 Mbps. Currently, this makes them the fastest Powerline products on the market, giving customers the best possible user experience for all of today's multimedia applications. What’s more, devolo Magic provides enough resources to run the entertainment world of tomorrow. These products make it possible to transmit multiple 4K—or even 8K—videos throughout the home, simultaneously and flawlessly. Data-hungry virtual reality applications and maximum-speed online games are a snap, as is stable access to all cloud-based applications.

To achieve this new-found speed devolo is using second-generation G.hn chips for the first time. In doing so, the company is strongly emphasising its leadership in technology. The G.hn Powerline chips provide an enormous increase in performance and considerable improvement to stability and range. The new devolo Magic adapters can handle line lengths up to 500 metres, allowing them to easily convert any power socket into a high-speed Internet access point.

All devolo Magic series WiFi adapters offer top-level Mesh-WiFi, and they're equipped with completely new and improved WiFi functions. "Fast Roaming" ensures all WiFi clients, such as smartphones and tablets, are always connected to the strongest WiFi hotspot. This is especially important when people move from room to room with their mobile devices. “Config Sync” allows the router's WiFi configuration data to be transferred with ease to all WiFi access points (single SSID). In addition, the new “Airtime Fairness” feature processes the requests of fast WiFi clients at higher priority. This prevents older devices, which may require more time for a download, from creating WiFi bottlenecks. Integrated “Band Steering” ensures that all WiFi clients are automatically assigned to the best wireless channel and the optimum frequency. devolo Magic automatically makes all Mesh-WiFi functions available to its users.

Installation of the devolo Magic adapters is really easy. Once you've plugged in the first adapter, all other adapters which are plugged in within the next two minutes are automatically paired; you don't need to press any other buttons. Subsequently, each power socket is equipped with a fast and individually encrypted Internet connection.

devolo is releasing the new app “Home Network” just in time for the new product line. In addition to an even friendlier user interface, it offers an intuitive installation wizard which guides users, step-by-step, through the entire installation process.

In coming weeks and months, the app will undergo continuous enhancements to turn it into the main user tool with optimum usability. Planned features include Guest-WiFi, Parental Controls and a Speed-Test. devolo Cockpit software can also be used for further configuration.

At IFA 2018, devolo is presenting two product categories: devolo Magic 1 and devolo Magic 2. Both are available in LAN and WiFi versions.

The high-end model, devolo Magic 2 WiFi, is equipped with two gigabit LAN ports and fast WiFi ac with Mesh functionality. devolo Magic 2 LAN offers one gigabit port for connecting smart TVs, streaming boxes or gaming consoles to the network with an Ethernet cable. Both devolo Magic 2 models run at a maximum speed up to 2,400 Mbps on the Powerline leg.

The entry-level model of the new product line is the devolo Magic 1, with a bandwidth up to 1,200 Mbps over Powerline. Like its "big brother", the devolo Magic 1 WiFi model is also equipped with two Ethernet LAN ports as well as fast WiFi ac with Mesh functionality. devolo Magic 1 LAN offers one fast gigabit port for high-speed Internet connections.

All devolo Magic adapters have one aspect in common: the integrated electrical socket ensures no power socket goes to waste. The new devolo Magic models are compatible with all routers and work together seamlessly. They can also co-exist with other dLAN adapters present on the same mains supply, but they are not compatible.

These WiFi products are available as Single Adapters, Starter Kits (with 2 adapters) and Whole Home Wi-Fi Kits (with 3 adapters). The LAN models are available as single adapters and Starter Kits.


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