April 11, 2011 by Rachel Cericola
Amped Wireless isn’t a familiar name when it comes to A/V. That could soon change, though.
The company that’s best known for its Wi-Fi and cellular products is now stepping into the A/V space with the AV3000 Amped Wireless A/V Net Connect Home WiFi Network Bridge for A/V Devices. It may be a lengthy product name, but it provides a nice shortcut when trying to network your entire A/V setup.
Instead of adding in new Ethernet jacks and various switches, the A/V Net Connect puts everything on your home’s wireless network—even products that don’t have Wi-Fi support. Just plug your web-ready TV, Blu-ray player, gaming console, or other device into the A/V Net Connect. The device can accommodate up to five devices.
From there, the A/V Net Connect uses built-in Wi-Fi amplifiers to stream content. The company promises a reliable 300Mbps 802.11n wireless bandwidth channel that’s fast enough for HD and online gaming. It also works with your existing Wi-Fi devices, boasting a nice little boost for those as well.
Amped says that smart security features allow users to restrict access based on users, the time of day, and distance.
Compatible with most 2.4GHz 802.11b/g or n wireless routers and Wi-Fi networks, the A/V Net Connect is available now. The MSRP is $129.99, with an estimated street price of $99.99.
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