IP networking solutions provider Luxul has announced that its new Epic Mesh wireless mesh solution is now available.
Providing a solid foundation for today’s connected home as well as easy and fast installation for integrators, according to the company, Epic Mesh combines a mesh node that acts as a router and additional satellite nodes that require no wired link between them.
Each node in the network can talk to all of the others, forming a mesh system for fast, reliable, wireless Internet.
Integrator: Simple Setup, Impressive Performance
The Epic Mesh kit includes two dual-purpose mesh nodes that can each serve as either a router or a satellite node. Integrators turn one of the two nodes into a router using the Luxul Easy Setup App on their iOS or Android smartphones.
The app also adds more nodes into a satellite node, which is placed around the residence to create a powerful wireless mesh, the company explains — there’s no need to run additional wires; just plug the satellite node into an available outlet.
“Setting up Epic Mesh is fast and easy,” says Ryan Yeackley, systems programmer and designer at Schaefer’s in Lincoln, Neb., and a Luxul beta tester. “Using a simple and straightforward app, it only takes a few moments to deliver a network with extraordinary capabilities.
“Then there’s performance: In the home I installed it in, the owners were blown away by the consistent coverage and speed it provided throughout the entire residence. … I see this becoming a top seller in our industry in retrofit installations and new builds alike.”
Tri-Band Antenna, Wave 2 Tech Aid Connectivity
A tri-band (2×2, 2×2, 4×4) antenna array enables two 2×2 bands for client connectivity and a third powerful 4×4 5GHz dedicated backhaul channel to ensure strong connectivity back to the router, and fast Internet anywhere in the home.
Luxul leverages Wave 2 technology, utilizing MU-MIMO for the high-performance Wi-Fi mesh solution. It provides eight SSIDs for networking flexibility, and satellite nodes can be incorporated as needed to accommodate installations of any size, Luxul notes. If one node falls offline, the others still have a path back to the router node, maintaining a connection to the rest of the network.
“Luxul’s Epic Mesh will be a game-changer for a post-COVID world in which clients may be leery about having integrators in their homes. We will be able to preconfigure the mesh solution in our store in minutes and send it to clients with basic instructions for completing the setup,” Yeackley adds.
“And with Luxul’s ProWatch cloud management solution, we can even check in remotely to make sure it has been installed correctly.”
A firmware update will be required on the Epic Mesh to enable ProWatch, the company says.
“Employing the latest technology and a feature set far beyond DIY products on the market, Epic Mesh is the only mesh solution specifically designed to meet the high connectivity demands of the connected home,” says Mike Grubb, vice president at Legrand | AV VP, Legrand | AV – CI Marketing.
“By combining the solid network performance Luxul is known for with a reliable solution that is simple to deploy, Epic Mesh allows integrators to quickly and easily provide excellent coverage and data rates for their customers — and all of their IoT devices — for an exceptional wireless experience.”