Emulating the Sustainable SMART Home with Linksys Velop

I know this post is way out of my league because the home I’m living in right now is not even 20% sustainable and tech-driven. However, let’s just imagine the ideal homes we see in Korean dramas or even just in TV commercials. The smart homes, tech-driven homes with human sensor lights and even trash cans, extra automated washing machines, ovens that can cook for you with just a switch, speakers with voice activation command, and other touch-free devices that someone from the third world can only mull over.

This is already a reality in the first-world, but since many homes in the Philippines, especially in Davao, have full-blast internet, from 50-100MBPS, Linksys, one of the most celebrated brands when it comes to wireless connectivity, has decided to include Davao in releasing its 2 new products, the Velop Tri-band and Velop Dual-Band Mesh WiFi.

Apparently, we are all shortchanged by all the basic routers we have from our respective broadband providers. Since the WIFI travels from one channel to another inside the router, the speed is cut in half, so aside from the bad connection we get here in the Philippines, the router is also a culprit. According to Linksys, they developed Velop to ensure that all the WIFI will flow freely into the channels, without the “bottleneck effect” or without blockage. Velop’s three radios are dynamically interconnected so that each point could connect to its destination without sacrificing even a bit of the WIFI connection.

If your home is already tech-savvy as you are, then Velop Tri-band and Velop Dual-Band Mesh WiFi are perfect for it. Since many of the touch-free or human-sensory devices demand a consistent and fast internet connection, Linksys Velop will do most of the work in connecting all the nodes. Both are also perfect for huge homes or an office because they work well with distance.

You can also save more money and energy with Linksys Velop. Most of these technologies were developed for the purpose of Sustainability and time management. Linksys Velop prioritizes this to make the most out of your sustainability goals.

They are very easy to set-up, with an available app for both IOS and Android. The app can also be used for easy guest access, parental controls (when you’re out and you want the wifi to be switched off so that your kids can’t use it, you just have to use your app for that), device prioritization, and more. Aside from that, you get automatic updates, and their warranty and support are superb.

Velop Tri-band Properties:

Velop Hardware – Velop uses a highly integrated System on a Chip from Qualcomm, the first of its kind that incorporates a 716 MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor, three Wi-Fi radios (one 2.4 GHz and two 5.0 GHz) and two auto sensing LAN/WAN Gigabit ports. This is complemented by 4GB of flash memory, 512MB DDR3 memory and a Bluetooth 4.0/LE radio. Velop contains six antennas and high power amplifiers.

Dynamic Tri-Band – Each Velop node is a Tri-Band AC 2×2 802.11ac Wave 2 with MU-MIMO radio configuration with combined speed up to 2200 Mbps*. This technical design provides faster speeds at the edge of the network by using algorithms to achieve optimal path calculations. This eliminates the bottlenecking effort that is present with traditional router and range extender combinations as well as dual-band modular Wi-Fi systems.

True Modular Mesh Design – Each node is built to connect with each other over Wi- Fi or wired Ethernet if present. They auto configure to connect in multiple different mesh topologies. The nodes have the ability to choose the best path to route data between a client and the Internet. In the event any node loses connection to another node, the remaining nodes will self-heal and re-establish Internet connection through other nodes in the network

Dynamic Channel Selection – Velop will dynamically scan the available channels and select the best combination of bands and channels to optimize performance at the time of setup or whenever the user chooses. The Linksys app has a channel finder feature with will automatically find the best channels on demand and resolve congestion and interference issues that can created by competing Wi-Fi signals.

Airtime Prioritization – Airtime Prioritization enables faster devices to transmit at faster speeds while the slower device will not impede the speed of Wi-Fi network.

Velop Dual Band Mesh Wi-Fi Properties:

Powerful Dual-Band Technology –Each Velop node is a Dual-Band AC 2×2 802.11ac Wave 2 with MU-MIMO radio configuration with combined speed up to 1300 Mbps*.

True Modular Mesh Design – Each node is built to connect with each other over WiFi or wired Ethernet or combination of the two for best performance. They auto configure to connect in multiple different mesh topologies.

Velop Dual-Band and Tri-Band are interoperable – Velop is the most flexible WiFi system which users can simply select a Velop system based on size of their home, internet service package or smart home readiness. Velop users can use both the Tri-Band and Dual- Band versions on the same network. Adding a Dual-Band node to an existing Tri-Band mesh network is an affordable way to extend coverage.

The Linksys Velop Dual-Band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System (available in 1-pack, 2-pack and 3-pack) is available in all major retail and online stores including Lazada, Octagon Computer Superstore, Micro Valley, Columbia Computers, Computerworld, Digital Interface, and Thinking Tools. Prices range from P5995-19,995, depending on the Packs.

Source: Linksys Velop Press Conference and Press Release

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