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Buffalo Introduces New 802.11ac Wireless Networking Solutions

January 7, 2014

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), Las Vegas – January 7, 2014 - Buffalo Americas, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of wired and wireless networking and network and direct attached storage solutions, today announced the availability of three new high performance wireless routers, including the AirStation™ Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router WXR-1900DHP, the AirStation™ AC 1200 Dual Band Wireless Router WHR-1166D, and the AirStation™ AC433 Wireless Travel Router WMR-433. Supporting the next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, Buffalo's new wireless routers deliver fast industry-leading gigabit wireless speeds and convenient portable Wi-Fi, ideal for streaming HD videos and music or lag-free online gaming, or setting up a personal wireless network on the go, accessible from any computer, smartphone and tablet devices.

Today's existing wireless networking technologies are struggling to keep up with the influx of Wi-Fi enabled devices now used in the home. Consumers are continuing to turn to smartphones, tablets and notebooks to access digital content and entertainment, driving the demand for faster wireless network solutions that are capable of streaming HD content to multiple wireless devices, simultaneously. Buffalo's 11ac wireless networking solutions provide increased bandwidth for speedy access to online media content at home and on the go.

"The increased availability of wireless devices has made it easy for consumers to access content online anywhere at any time. However, this trend has pushed previous Wi-Fi standards to their limits," said Matt Dargis, COO at Buffalo Americas. "We launched new models of Buffalo's AirStation 11ac routers to address these challenges of the modern day consumer by supporting the latest high performance Wi-Fi technologies available. With new solutions like the industry's first 11ac travel router, modern day travelers and vacationers now have the ability to easily setup fast personal wireless connections while away from the home or office."   

AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router

The AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router offers high speed dual band wireless connectivity, delivering outstanding performance and the latest in Wi-Fi technology while offering a new class of features above and beyond the traditional home router:  

  • Delivers concurrent dual band AC 1900 operation with speeds up to 1300 + 600 Mbps
  • Features a 1 GHz dual core processor for outstanding performance
  • Provides enhanced coverage and high speed gigabit wired connections
  • Offers flexible wireless connectivity for surfing the web, emailing, downloading files and streaming HD movies and music
  • Supports 5 GHz beamforming to any 11ac or 11n device to boost performance and range for an even more reliable, high speed wireless connection for bandwidth intensive activities
  • Equipped with three wireless transmitters and HighPower Technology for extreme performance and range – ideal for high bandwidth applications
  • Backward compatible with existing Wireless-N devices, operating in the 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz spectrums
  • Priority Control QoS provides a top entertainment experience by automatically prioritizing multimedia and gaming traffic, such as Netflix, YouTube and Xbox LIVE, for uninterrupted streaming and lag-free gaming
  • Allows users to connect a printer to the network, add shared storage, stream HD multimedia and surf the web worry-free with cloud-based Norton web filtering and parental control by Symantec
  • Features Wi-Fi Settings Transfer function that allows users upgrading from an older WPS router to keep their existing Wi-Fi profile and settings; this convenient feature allows users to connect to their new Buffalo network without having to reconnect every mobile device

AirStation AC 1200 Dual Band Wireless Router

The AirStation™ AC 1200  Dual Band Wireless Router is ideal for creating an affordable high speed 11ac wireless home network, offering a variety of new features at an incredible value:

  • Connect to PC and Mac computers, smartphones and tablet devices for high speed connectivity throughout the home
  • Provides concurrent dual band AC 1200 operation with 866 + 300 Mbps speeds
  • Offers flexible wireless connectivity for surfing the web, emailing, downloading files and streaming HD movies and music
  • Features a gigabit WAN port for high speed Internet service up to 1000 Mbps
  • Offers Norton ConnectSafe web filtering and parental control by Symantec, allowing users to surf the web worry-free
  • Multi-level wireless encryption options and a step-by-step setup wizard allows easy setup of a secure, high performance wireless network within minutes of opening the box

AirStation AC433 – The Industry's First 802.11ac Wireless Travel Router

The AirStation AC433 Wireless Travel Router is the first 11ac compact, bus-powered solution that allows users to set up personal high-speed wireless connections wherever they go – perfect for business and personal travelers:

  • Allows users to set up a secure wireless network or personal Wi-Fi hotspot anytime on the go
  • Offers selectable dual band operation, with 11ac and 11n support, allowing users to easily connect their favorite Wi-Fi devices, such as tablets, smartphones and game consoles at speeds of up to 433 Mbps on the 5 GHz band and 150 Mbps on the 2.4 GHz band
  • Paired with a USB cable for power and a LAN cable, it provides a complete travel companion, perfect for storing in a brief case, laptop bag or purse
  • Provides support for multiple levels of wireless encryption and easy AOSS and WPS setup for a reliable and secure wireless connection anywhere

Pricing and Availability

All Buffalo AirStation wireless solutions are backed by a limited three-year warranty including toll-free U.S.-based technical support available 24/7.

  • AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router WXR-1900DHP will be available in Q2 at an estimated MSRP of $199.99.
  • AirStation AC 1200 Dual Band Wireless Router WHR-1166D will be available in Q2 at an estimated MSRP of $89.99.
  • AirStation AC433 Wireless Travel Router WMR-433 will be available in Q2 at an estimated MSRP of $59.99.

Buffalo Americas, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, is a leading global provider of award-winning networking, storage, multimedia and memory solutions for the home and small business environments as well as for system builders and integrators. With almost three decades of networking and computer peripheral experience, Buffalo has proven its commitment to delivering innovative, best-of-breed solutions that have put the company at the forefront of infrastructure technology. For more information about Buffalo Americas and its products, please visit www.buffaloamericas.com.

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