Belkin Wireless Pre-N Networking products will be available in major retail outlets starting 24 October 2004, just a little later than the original planned date. Belkin's Pre-N line consists of a Wireless Router (F5D8230-4) and Wireless Notebook Network Card (F5D8010) and guarantee 800% wider coverage and 600% faster speeds than all other wireless products on the market today. The products are certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance for their interoperability with existing Wi-Fi technologies including 802.11b and 802.11g.
Powered by Airgo Network's True MIMO technology, Belkin's Pre-N products improve wireless reliability and performance, and enable users to work with high-bandwidth applications, such as audio and video streaming. The company says this new line adds a set of features unique in the market:
800% wider coverage than standard 802.11g
600% faster speed than standard 802.11g
Improved resistance to interference from neighboring Wi-Fi(R) systems and other 2.4GHz devices
Improved performance with 802.11b and 802.11g devices whether employed at the client, AP, or both
Does not drop to the lowest common networking speed in mixed-mode environments
Seamless compatibility with 802.11b and 802.11g
Belkin utilizes True MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output) from Airgo Networks in its Pre-N products. True MIMO is the first technology to address the issues of coverage, speed, and interference in larger homes and offices. True MIMO is one of the underlying technologies being considered for 802.11n, a standard in the works for the next generation of Wi-Fi technology.