Amazon expands Eero line and introduces Internet Backup • TechCrunch

Amazon confirmed its Eero Wi-Fi lineup some love this morning throughout a {hardware} occasion, saying the Eero PoE 6, a Wi-Fi 6 Energy over Ethernet (PoE) entry level that may present as much as 2,000 sq. toes of protection and help as much as 100 units. A complementary new product, the Eero PoE Gateway, delivers as much as 100 watts of pooled energy for a number of PoE units.

Amazon says that the Eero PoE 6 can go virtually wherever Ethernet cable will be pulled, together with mounted on partitions or ceilings. As for the Eero PoE Gateway, it’s Amazon’s first gadget with 10 Gigabit Ethernet, delivering what one would assume is a speedy wired expertise.

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Each new and present Eero units will have the ability to faucet into Eero Web Backup, a brand new software program function that permits prospects to arrange a “backup” web connection — like a telephone or cellular hotspot — and have their community mechanically try to modify over when an outage happens. Eero Web Backup will start to roll out in coming months as a software program replace for subscribers to Eero Plus, Eero’s premium service plan, and choose ISP prospects with a appropriate Eero gadget.

Elsewhere, Amazon launched new Eero providers aimed toward enterprise prospects. From a press launch:

Eero for Enterprise is a set of {hardware} and software program capabilities constructed for small companies with restricted or no IT help that delivers a professional-grade Wi-Fi answer and devoted buyer help to make deploying and managing Wi-Fi networks simpler. It helps a number of SSIDs for a protected inside and public visitor community, captive portal administration to create a personalized visitor Wi-Fi expertise for guests by personalised welcome screens, and contains Eero Perception and Eero Safe for the enterprise.

Eero for Professional Installers: With Eero for Professional Installers, skilled installers acquire entry to a brand new set of software program instruments designed to assist shortly arrange a buyer’s Wi-Fi community and handle points remotely by the Eero app. This five-year license supplies entry to premium Eero Perception options within the Eero app, together with community well being monitoring and distant community administration. It additionally contains the flexibility to simply switch networks from installers to prospects — and it’s included with Eero PoE 6 or Eero PoE Gateway when bought by licensed skilled installers.

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Eero PoE 6 shall be accessible in October by licensed installers beginning at $299.99; it’ll come to ISP companions and Amazon in early 2023. In the meantime, the Eero PoE Gateway will come to market early subsequent 12 months by ISP companions and Amazon priced at $645.99.

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