A World First at IFA 2018: devolo Magic merges Mesh-WiFi with Powerline for speeds up to 2,400 Mbps
devolo’s new product line offers more speed, more range and more stability. In short, devolo Magic is the new standard in the area of home networking. To accomplish this, devolo has — for the first time ever — combined today’s most powerful WiFi with Powerline technologies. The result is devolo Magic, offering the best Mesh-WiFi convenience while using a new chip generation based on the G.hn architecture for the Powerline segment. The new chips make speeds of up to 2,400 Mbps possible and a new auto-pairing feature makes installation easier than ever. devolo Magic: for magical multimedia experiences throughout the home.
With devolo Magic, devolo is offering the best of both the WiFi and the Powerline worlds. “As the backbone for high-performance WiFi, Powerline has enormous advantages,” says Heiko Harbers, CEO of devolo AG. “Using Powerline as the backbone technology, the signal does not get blocked by ceilings or walls. With this new Powerline generation based on G.hn architecture, we advance into an entirely new performance dimension.” Instead of the 1,200 Mbps offered up until now, these new high-end adapters provide data rates up to 2,400 Mbps. Currently, this makes them the fastest Powerline products on the market, giving customers the best possible user experience for all of today’s multimedia applications. And that’s not the whole of it: Because devolo Magic provides resources enough to run the entertainment world of tomorrow. These products make it possible to transmit multiple 4K—or even 8K—videos throughout the home, simultaneously and flawlessly. Data-hungry virtual reality applications and maximum-speed online games are a snap, as is stable access to all cloud-based applications.
All devolo Magic series WiFi adapters offer top-level Mesh-WiFi. And they’re equipped with completely new and improved WiFi functions. “Fast Roaming” ensures all WiFi clients, such as smartphones and tablets, are always connected to the strongest WiFi hotspot. This is especially important when people move from room to room with their mobile devices. “Config Sync” allows the router’s WiFi configuration data to be transferred with ease to all WiFi access points (single SSID). In addition, the new “Airtime Fairness” feature processes the requests of fast WiFi clients at higher priority. This prevents older devices, which may require more time for a download, from creating WiFi bottlenecks. Integrated “Band Steering” ensures that all WiFi clients are automatically assigned to the best wireless channel and the optimum frequency. devolo Magic automatically makes all Mesh-WiFi functions available to its users.