‘Internet-Anywhere’ & Service Provider-Independent Device is a 2010 CES Innovations Honoree
ZyXEL Communications Inc., a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet connectivity and routing products, today announced the MWR222 Mobile Wireless Router, a portable device that offers individuals and business travelers high-speed Internet access anywhere. The MWR222 is a 2010 CES Innovations Honoree in the Home Networking category.
The MWR222 is a rugged, pocket-sized, 11n-compatible portable Wi-Fi router that users can take with them wherever they go. It can support fixed (DSL/Cable) and mobile broadband (3G/4G) connectivity for a true, always-on, anywhere connection. The MWR222 is Ideal for travelers in hotels, airport and for in-vehicle Wi-Fi sharing. It is also great as a hotspot access for trade shows, seminars, business demos, camping and outdoor social gatherings.
Broadband fail-over protection with 3G / 4G support and rechargeable battery back-up that can last for more than two hours make the MWR222 perfect for uninterrupted Internet access. It can even take advantage of faster next generation mobile broadband technology, such as 4G (WiMAX / LTE), as it becomes widely available. It is also scalable as being a true Wi-Fi router for overcoming limitations in connecting more than five simultaneous users. The MWR222 can also monitor the bandwidth usage and send alerts when the bandwidth quota is reached to help users avoid pricey overage fees.
“The MWR222 is the logical next step in high-performance, personal router technology,” said Dana Patrick, director of North American channels for ZyXEL. “Offering the ultimate in mobility for individuals, families or small workgroups, the MWR222 packs today’s best-performing mobile broadband technology into an elegant, portable and affordable package.”
MWR222 Features at a glance:
- Dual Ethernet and dual USB ports support fixed or mobile broadband connection with fail-over protection
- Built-in, rechargeable battery can support more than two hours of operation
- 802.11n standard compatible, with data transfer rate up to 150 Mbps, and backward-compatible with 802.11b/g standards
- WPS button for quick and easy wireless security set-up
- Robust security provisions including firewall and WPA / WPA2 wireless security with easy one button set-up. Also available is support for OpenDNS subscription service that offers content filtering and protection against anti-spamming and anti-phishing
In addition to the MWR222, ZyXEL’s mobile wireless router series includes two other products — the MWR211 and MWR215. The portable MWR211 offers single USB and Ethernet ports for 3G/4G support and 150Mbps, 11n compatible wireless connectivity. The MWR215 offers 300Mbps, 802.11n wireless connection for power users and single USB and Ethernet ports for 3G / 4G connectivity and WAN backup. Both MWR222 and MWR211 are available with a rechargeable battery for the ultimate in portability and anywhere access.
The MWR series will be available in Q1 of 2010. Pricing is as follows: