Qualcomm Atheros today introduced StreamBoost
technology for Wi-Fi routers and gateways - a
technology that intelligently manages a home's broadband connection to gives each device and each application the bandwidth it needs.
In conjunction with this introduction, Alienware and
D-Link Systems, Inc. will be demonstrating StreamBoost
routers based on Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac technology for
Gigabit-class Wi-Fi at International CES. StreamBoost
routers will be available at themarket this spring at
e-commerce and retail outlets in North America, Europe
While the new 802.11ac standard was designed to address
increasingly crowded networks, StreamBoost technology
combined with 802.11ac promises to take networking to
the next level.
"StreamBoost provides users with advanced control over
their home networks to enable the first truly smart,
connected homes," said Frank Azor , general manager,
Alienware. "This technology will provide gamers with a
more reliable and better performing online gaming
experience, whether there are two, 12 or 20 devices
using the network simultaneously."
Qualcomm StreamBoost also incorporates an opt-in,
cloud-based service that continually increases the
intelligence of the router, allowing new applications
and devices to be identified and optimally managed as
they are added to a network. Through StreamBoost's
interface, users can view all computers, tablets,
phones and other connected devices on the home's
network - as well as the applications they are using,
and the real-time bandwidth usage of each application
and device - on.
Qualcomm Atheros will be demonstrating VIVE 802.11ac
router products and StreamBoost technology in the
Qualcomm exhibit at 2013 International CES in Las Vegas
on January 8-11 (LVCC, South Hall 3 30313).