ARRIS Advances Gigabit Home Wi-Fi with Retail Availability of New Wi-Fi 6 Systems
ARRIS SURFboard mAX Gigabit Wi-Fi Mesh systems maximize today’s Gigabit services and ensure tomorrow’s multi-gigabit experiences
HICKORY, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ARRIS today announced the availability of two groundbreaking Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) mesh systems. The ARRIS® SURFboard mAX™ Gigabit Wi-Fi® Pro and Plus systems are the first true tri-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems, and will be available at major retailers and SURFboard.com this month.
ARRIS built both systems around the newest Wi-Fi 6 standard featuring the latest wireless and modulation technologies including OFDMA and High Order Modulation. Wi-Fi 6 enables multi-Gigabit speeds across a growing range of connected devices to accelerate everything that consumers do online today—from video streaming, to smart home automation, to gaming and downloads. Wi-Fi 6 also unlocks a new set of future services and experiences—including 8K, augmented reality, advanced smart cloud services, and more.
More importantly, ARRIS SURFboard mAX Gigabit Wi-Fi systems are the only devices on the market to use Wi-Fi 6 on each of three separate bands with high-end 4×4 antennas and mesh technology.
Simply put, ARRIS SURFboard mAX systems are the highest performing home Wi-Fi 6 solutions available today. SURFboard mAX Pro delivers breathtaking speeds of up to 11Gbps and mAX Plus delivers speeds of up to 7.8Gbps, ensuring consumers get the most out of their internet connection—today, and far into the future. Both are available as a system and as a standalone router. The standalone router offers up to 3,000 sq. ft. of coverage, while the system provides seamless Gigabit Wi-Fi for homes up to 6,000 sq. ft.
‘SURFboard mAX Manager’ iOS and Android apps enable simple and secure setup and management and Amazon Alexa onboard enables voice-controlled guest Wi-Fi management, parental controls, and more.
“SURFboard mAX Wi-Fi systems are the best you can buy—period,” said Evan Groat, vice president, Consumer Products Group, ARRIS (recently acquired by CommScope). “We did our research and took the time to get them right, maximizing the full potential of Wi-Fi 6, tri-band, and mesh. The result is the world’s first true tri-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh systems. They offer performance that no other system can match. With SURFboard mAX systems, you can rest assure that you’ll have the technology to power the latest, most exciting connected experiences for many years to come.”
Pricing and Availability
SURFboard mAX PLUS AX11000
Two-router system: $649.99
Single router (Standalone or add-on satellite): $399.99
Available at Best Buy on July 22nd and SURFboard.com
SURFboard mAX PLUS AX7800
Two-router system: $549.99
Single router (Standalone or add-on satellite): $349.99
Available for pre-order on Amazon now, select Walmart stores and SURFboard.com
About ARRIS SURFboard:
ARRIS SURFboard® products are your gateway to entertainment. They let you enjoy the latest entertainment, the world’s fastest speeds, and the coolest new services throughout your home, and beyond. And they’re available at your favorite retail store. For more information, visit www.surfboard.com.
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This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
The SURFboard mAX™ Pro and Plus Mesh Wi-Fi® System includes two routers. Wi-Fi speeds listed are the maximum theoretical possible with the radio and antenna configuration. Speed and range improvement and battery consumption saving over Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) requires compatible Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) client devices. Results may vary depending on wireless network congestion, interference, client capabilities, and home construction and other environmental interference. The product is not intended for outdoor use, units must be set up and remain indoors.
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