Samsung turns to Plume for brand new mesh Wi-Fi product line
The system additionally features a SmartThings Hub just like the earlier technology permitting house owners to construct a linked IoT dwelling with out having to purchase one other field.
“Integrating our adaptive dwelling Wi-Fi expertise and a wealthy set of shopper options into SmartThings’ massive, open ecosystem really elevates the good dwelling expertise,” mentioned Fahri Diner, co-founder and CEO, Plume, mentioned in a launched assertion. “Samsung offers you myriad units to devour content material and join, and Plume ensures that your Wi-Fi community delivers a superior person expertise to all of these units.”
Plume Design was based in 2014 and was one of many first to supply a consumer-facing mesh community product line. Since then, although, almost each dwelling networking firm has adopted swimsuit and Plume has been compelled to seek out new methods to utilize its expertise. In June 2017, Comcast invested in Plume and later launched xFi utilizing Plume expertise to energy the mesh networking product. Based on Comcast on the time of xFi’s nationwide launch, Comcast licensed the Plume expertise, then reconfigured some facets of it to combine xFi. It additionally designed its personal pods in-house — which sounds much like what Samsung is doing right here too.
Plume Design has so far raised $42.2M over three rounds of funding.
Samsung’s new SmartThings WiFi Mesh Router is priced competitively with comparable merchandise. A 3 pack of the items price $279 whereas a single unit is $119.