TRENDnet revealed an upcoming router slated for a February release, the AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router (TEW-818DRU). As the name suggests, this router is capable of speeds of up to 1300 Mbps on the 5 GHz band for Wireless AC devices, and 600 Mbps on the 5 GHz band for Wireless N devices.
"The average home has over eight wireless connected devices," stated Zak Wood, director of global marketing of TRENDnet. "The TEW-818DRU is designed to effortlessly handle the demands of not only today's, but also tomorrow's connected home."
The new Wireless AC router comes packed with a 1 GHz processor to handle all the traffic, high power radio amplifiers for extended wireless coverage, Beamforming technology, and Gigabit Ethernet ports for wired devices. Also included is one USB 2.0 port and one USB 3.0 port, the latter of which would be ideal for sharing files from an external drive or USB storage stick.
"The wireless networks and management interface are pre-encrypted with unique passwords - thereby eliminating the opportunity for hackers to access the device using unchanged default login credentials," reads the company's press release. "A new management interface quickly provides users with key information in a visually intuitive format."
This new router follows the release of TRENDnet's AC1750 Wireless AC router back in November, which was updated with new hardware and software features. Originally released in the early part of 2013, this new model now provides better coverage, and an updated USB 3.0 port (previously it was 2.0). The updated model also includes a new management interface that quickly provides users with key information.
For a cheaper price, TRENDnet also provides the AC1200 dual-band router capable of 867 Mbps for Wireless AC devices and 300 Mbps for Wireless N devices. An even cheaper solution is the AC750 that provides 433 Mbps and 300 Mbps. Don't have a Wireless AC device? TRENDnet offers two adapters: the AC1200 and the AC600.
TRENDnet reports that the upcoming AC1900 Dual Band Wireless Router will be made available next month for $259.99.