ASUS has launched its Lyra home Wi-Fi system, which promises simple, expansive coverage for users.
It said obstacles such as doors, walls, floors, and windows can “interfere with radio signals to create unpredictable Wi-Fi dead spots, especially in large or multi-story dwellings”.
“Lyra overcomes all these problems by using a powerful tri-band Wi-Fi mesh network with multiple interconnected hubs – one primary hub connected to the Internet, and several satellite hubs,” said ASUS.
The mesh network provides superior performance to repeaters which use “older single or dual-band Wi-Fi standards”, it added.
“Each hub uses one band to communicate with the others, leaving the other two bands completely free for superfast connections to your devices.”
The Lyra hubs use the 5GHz frequency band to establish a dedicated connection to one another. A separate 5GHz connection and a 2.4GHz connection are then made available for devices to connect to.
The Wi-Fi system can be controlled via the Lyra mobile app, which connects to the hubs via Bluetooth and lets users set up or add extra hubs to the network.
The app also includes a Family Overview setting, which allows for device management, Internet usage allowances, and app permissions.
ASUS said the Lyra system is available in the US for $399.99 (three hubs). Additional hubs are sold separately.