Razer has recently announced that they are teaming up with Ignition Design Labs, the company behind the Portal wireless routers, to develop an enhanced version of the Portal router designed around gamers. They claim that gamers don’t have enough solutions at their fingertips (at an affordable price) to deliver lag free gaming with, and seek to solve this with their new partnership with IDL.
IDL has been getting a lot of attention with their mesh solutions now that mesh has taken off so well within the consumer market, helping to address some of the common issues routers experience with things like distance, speed and latency. They can typically be found among the average top ten in the category of mesh routing, and have been slowly trying to grow their way closer to the top.
Now with a partnership with Razer, they may be able to gain some of this distance by combining the minds of both sides into a product that helps take mesh to the next level.
“Razer continually transforms categories to redefine the meaning of ‘ultimate performance,’” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “Now we’re elevating Wi-Fi to meet that standard. It’s vital to creating the best gaming and entertainment experiences for our fans all over the world.”
The router can already be found on Razer’s website, with the regular Portal solutions via places like Amazon and more. Razer promises a new enhanced Portal worldwide within the first quarter of 2018.
Here are some specifications for the Portal router:
- AC2400 4×4 Wave-2 Wi-Fi.
- Bluetooth 4.1 Low-Energy.
- 9 powerful high gain internal antennas.
- Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz/5GHz): 802.11a/n/g/b/ac.
- iOS and Android App.
- 4 Certified DFS FastLanes.
- Multi-User MIMO for faster streaming and gaming.
- Connect up to 2 Portals for range up to 6,000 sq. ft.
- Two USB 2.0 ports.
- 1 LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet port.
- 4 WAN 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet ports.
- Smartphone Alerts.
- Continuous Intrusion Monitoring.
- Parental Controls and Guest Access Controls.