eero, an Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) company, has introduced a new range of solutions for integrators. The eero PoE 6 and eero PoE Gateway are Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) devices that can be installed and use wired infrastructure to deliver fast, reliable Wi-Fi throughout homes and businesses. Additionally, eero for Pro Installers is a new service designed to simplify Wi-Fi installation, setup, and management for professional installers.
“At eero, we started with a vision of bringing simple, reliable, and fast Wi-Fi to customers across the globe, and now our Wi-Fi solutions are in millions of homes around the world,” says Nick Weaver, co-founder and CEO. “As we look for ways to continue to solve challenges for new types of customers, we’re thrilled to expand our offerings to professional installers and small businesses with these new PoE products and services.”
eero PoE 6 and PoE Gateway for Integrators
eero PoE 6 (MSRP $299.99) is a dual-band Wi-Fi 6 PoE access point that provides up to 2,000 square feet of coverage and supports more than 100 connected devices. It supports 160 MHz channels and wireless speeds up to 1.5 gigabits per second (Gbps). It can go almost anywhere ethernet cable can be pulled—making it easy to flush mount to ceilings and walls.
The eero PoE Gateway (MSRP $649.99) is a high-performance wired gateway that supports Internet Service speeds up to 10Gbps with two 10 gigabits (GbE) ports and eight PoE-enabled 2.5 GbE ports. The eero PoE 6 powers a range of PoE devices like access points and security cameras with an available 100 W of PoE power output when used with the 140 W eero power adapter.
According to the company, for professional installers who set up home wifi networks and businesses building a PoE-enabled network, PoE 6 and PoE Gateway are simple to set up using wired infrastructure, easy to manage via the eero mobile app, and will continue to receive automatic software updates for the latest security patches, bug fixes, and feature upgrades.
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eero for Pro Installers Service
With the new eero for Pro Installers service, integrators gain access to a new set of software tools designed to help quickly set up a customer’s W-Fi network and manage issues remotely through the app. This five-year license provides access to premium eero Insight features in the app, including network health monitoring and remote network management. It also includes the ability to easily transfer networks from installers to customers—and it is included with eero PoE 6 or eero PoE Gateway when purchased through authorized dealers.
The company also introduced a new eero for Business service aimed at small businesses with limited or no IT support. The service includes dedicated customer support and its supports multiple SSIDs for a protected internal and public guest network, captive portal management to create a customized guest Wi-Fi for visitors through personalized welcome screens, and includes eero Insight and eero Secure for the business.
Speaking with CE Pro, Weaver also noted that the company’s technology are now finding its way into Amazon devices. Indeed, its TrueMesh technology is now embedded in both Echo Dots and Echo Dots with Clock, making those devices part of a home’s mesh network to expand connectivity.
With “eero Built-in,” the devices will act as mesh Wi-Fi extenders that can add up to 1,000 square feet of coverage to an existing network and support speeds up to 100Mbps. The technology will be in an all-new Echo Dot, the fifth-generation Echo Dot with Clock, as well as the fourth-generation Echo starting on October 20. In the coming months, the company will also bring the embedded technology to the 4th gen Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock through an over-the-air update.