|By Le Williams | 2 years ago|
Multinational technology group Samsung also announced today an updated “performance and connectivity” feature of its SmartThings Hub, along with different sensors and a Smart Outlet.
“The new, more compact SmartThings Hub has been upgraded with the latest Zigbee, Z-wave, and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity protocols,” the Samsung released in a statement. “Now, the Hub can wirelessly connect to a Wi-Fi network, no longer needing a dedicated Ethernet cable, so users have the flexibility to place it anywhere in their home.”
Samsung’s announcement further notes that Plume’s technology can optimize a home network across multiple devices so parents working from laptops can, for example, download files while kids stream TV, and gamers get better speed and reliability even when others are using the same network.
Using the Plume Homepass feature, users can also set parental controls to manage screen time and set-up special logins and passwords for guests.
“As more people embrace a connected lifestyle, we’re focused on creating the best experiences so they can get more out of their smart home,” SK Kim, senior director for internet of things product marketing at Samsung Electronics America, said in a released statement as part of today’s announcement.
The company says its included SmartThings Hub works as a kind of “brain” for the connected smart home, with the SmartThings ecosystem making it easy to automate and manage the home via one hub and app.
Additionally, SmartThings hub is compatible with hundreds of third-party devices and services.
According to the Samsung release, each SmartThings Wi-Fi router has a coverage of 1,500 square feet, with the 3-pack covering 4,500 square feet, and users can expand coverage by adding additional mesh routers to the set-up.
Meanwhile, Samsung also announced today that the company has updated the “performance and connectivity” of its SmartThings Hub, along with different sensors and a Smart Outlet.
Samsung is selling a three-pack of the wifi units starting today at Samsung.com for $279.99, with an option for users to obtain a single device for $119.99.