NETGEAR introduces new 10 Gig Orbi Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System

NETGEAR, a player in connected products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives, introduces a new addition to the Orbi series. The Orbi 860 series builds on the award-winning Orbi 850 series by future-proofing the bestseller with a 10 Gb Ethernet port. The new mesh system supports multi-gig internet connections and the antenna design has been improved for better WiFi performance. The Orbi 860 series comes with one year of NETGEAR Armor™, which provides homes with automatic protection against Internet threats for every connected device.

Following the success of the Orbi 850 series (WiFi 6 AX6000 Mesh System RBK853), the Orbi 860 series joins NETGEAR’s leading WiFi 6 Whole Home Mesh WiFi portfolio. In recent years, internet use has changed enormously under the influence of the pandemic, with a huge increase in everything that happens at home – work, shopping, learning and socializing. With ISPs enabling faster multi-gig internet speeds, up to 10 Gigabits per second, and hackers launching new sophisticated cyberattacks, strong and secure WiFi connections have become more important than ever.

Insight into all devices
Today, more than ever, people work, learn and seek entertainment from home. Children can also be found online more often, for example to keep in touch through their own phones and laptops via social media, to play games and for other forms of online entertainment. That’s why NETGEAR’s Smart Parental Controls provide parents with a simple solution to manage and understand their children’s screen time.

With NETGEAR’s new service, parents can manage and view their children’s internet activities at any time. The technology allows parents to monitor what children are doing online and how long they are online. All devices connected to the network system in the house can be viewed via Smart Parental Controls. This gives parents the insight and tools to teach their children healthy online habits. Especially now that research shows that many Dutch parents indicate that they find it difficult to limit their child’s screen time, and screen addiction among children is increasing.

Same brand, new heights
Featuring NETGEAR’s latest WiFi 6 tri-band and patented backhaul technology, the powerful Orbi 860 Series mesh system is designed to keep connections strong and running at maximum speed in any room, without loss of speed or buffering. This gives families the bandwidth to meet household demands, even when simultaneous 4K/8K streaming, Zoom meetings and WiFi calls are taking place from a bedroom, basement or out in the yard. In an environment where homes are connected to Gigabit plus internet (1 to 10 Gigabit) and have an increasing number of connected devices – more than 25 on average – the new Orbi 860 series offers the best WiFi experience for WiFi 5 and WiFi 6 units. It is an upgrade of the Orbi 850 series with an upgraded Internet connection, from 1 Gigabit to 10 Gigabit, and a new antenna system with wider coverage areas.

The new Orbi RBK863 3-pack WiFi Mesh system provides up to 540 square meters of coverage. With up to 6 Gbps WiFi speed and support for 100 devices working simultaneously. This coverage can easily be extended with additional Orbi RBS860 satellites. To achieve this industry-leading performance and extended range, NETGEAR uses proprietary dedicated backhaul WiFi technology and antenna design. The exclusive tri-band mesh system with NETGEAR’s breakthrough innovation keeps speeds high as more WiFi devices connect to the home network with fewer dropped connections.

“When we launched our flagship Orbi product line in 2016, we set a new benchmark for connected home products with faster speeds, higher capacity and wider coverage areas with our patented tri-band mesh design,” said David Henry, president and GM of Connected Home Products and services at NETGEAR. “Our new Orbi 860 series is designed to continue to deliver on the promise of superior WiFi. It has the capacity to handle higher incoming internet speeds, up to 10 Gigabit, an increasing number of devices and even better WiFi coverage than the Orbi 850 series. Above in it, we pair it with one of the best internet security services in the industry to help customers secure all their WiFi-connected devices at home, including laptops, phones, tablets, speakers, cameras, baby monitors, TVs, light switches and more.”

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