Linksys has unveiled of a range of 802.11g wireless local area network products that incorporate multiple in, multiple out (Mimo) technology which has yet to be ratified as an agreed standard.
The company said that its Speed and Range eXpansion (SRX) equipment is based on Mimo technology which is "a key component in the upcoming 802.11n standard".
Mimo uses two radios and three antennas on a wireless router or client adapter for improved performance in range and speed.
Linksys, a division of Cisco, claimed that its Wireless-G Router with SRX and Wireless-G PC Card with SRX can provide faster wireless network throughput, reduced dead spots and increased range over standard 802.11g networks.
According to Linksys, SRX can reach up to three times farther and wireless network performance can be enhanced by up to eight times compared to the throughput of standard 802.11g technology.
The company went on to say that the SRX kit is "designed for interoperability and enhanced performance with all standards-compliant 802.11g and 802.11b products".
Mixed wireless environments, such as networks containing SRX, 802.11g and 802.11b products, can operate each client at its own maximum data rate, according to Linksys.
"A common complaint about wireless networking in the home is that customers cannot get the wireless signal to reach certain rooms or areas around their home," said Tim Thornton, director of product marketing at Linksys.
"Our SRX products help extend the range of a wireless network so that customers can access their network as well as the internet from more areas in their home. The enhanced speed can also provide a faster network and a better networking experience."
The SRX line has begun shipping immediately.
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