Other than launching its most premium range of smartphones yet with the Neffos X1 and X1 Max, TP-Link naturally introduced several new networking products at IFA 2016 here in Berlin, Germany as well. These include the Archer VR2800v DSL modem router, the AV2000 Gigabit powerline AC WiFi kit TL-WPA9610, as well as the RE650 and RE550 WiFi range extenders.
The Archer VR2800v takes advantage of NitroQAMTM (1024-QAM) and four-stream technology to deliver up to 25% increased wireless performance. According to TP-Link, this enables the VR2800v to achieve combined WiFi speeds of up to 2800Mbps – 600Mbps on 2.4GHz and 2167Mbps on 5GHz. Other than that, the VR2800v also supports VoIP; those who do not need VoIP can opt for the Archer VR2800 instead, which has similar features – minus VoIP, of course – as the VR2800v.
And then we have the TL-WPA9610 AV2000 Gigabit powerline kit, which is quite an interesting product. TP-Link touts this powerline as the first of its kind to deliver both AV2000 via powerline and AC1200 via WiFi, which the company said should meet the most demanding networking tasks throughout a home. The TL-WPA9610 also features 2×2 MIMO and HomePlug AV2 standard.
Last but not least are the RE650 and RE550 WiFi range extenders. As the RE650 features AC2600 dual-band WiFi, this WiFi range extender should be able to solve WiFi dead zones in your house; the RE650 also offers 4×4 MU-MIMO technology. The RE550, on the other hand, supports AC2200 tri-band WiFi, which TP-Link said is the first WiFi range extender in the world to have such a feature. The RE550 is packed with 2×2 MU-MIMO technology as well.
According to TP-Link, these products will be arriving in Malaysia in the near future. The Archer VR2800v (as well as the VR2800) and the TL-WPA9610 Powerline kit will be available in Malaysia within Q4 2016, while the RE650 and RE550 WiFi range extender will be launched locally within Q4 2016 to Q1 2017. Local retail prices for these products, on the other hand, have not been revealed yet.