In a move to improve home networks, Samsung is introducing a new SmartThings Wi-Fi mesh network system.
The system is equipped with artificial intelligence from Plume’s AI network to optimize the network for an entire home, according to Samsung.
SmartThings Wi-Fi acts as a hub or ‘brain’ of the smart home and is compatible with third-party devices and services, so owners can use it to control connected lights, door locks, cameras, voice assistants and thermostats.
“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,” stated SK Kim, senior director, IoT product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “SmartThings Wi-Fi is an intelligent solution that adapts to the many devices in the home, with mesh capability to eliminate coverage gaps plus a built-in SmartThings Hub to monitor and control hundreds of compatible smart products.”
Each SmartThings Wi-Fi router has a range of 1,500 square feet and additional mesh routers can be added for larger spaces.
Samsung also announced a performance upgrade to its SmartThings Hub, water leak sensor, motion sensor, multipurpose sensor and smart outlet. The hub can now be connected to a Wi-Fi network wirelessly.