As more households install voice assistants, smart thermostats, and other devices, the home is finally getting the connectivity it deserves. Mercku has launched its M2 Wi-Fi router and M2 Hive Wi-Fi system. Built from the ground up as a complete system, the M2 Hive offers the speed, connectivity, simplicity, and control that the smart home requires, and is now available on Indiegogo.
“Many households try to get by with slow, spotty Wi-Fi. If you try to upgrade, you’re met with routers that are cobbled together to maximize specs rather than actual performance,” said Alex Qi, Co-Founder, and CEO at Mercku. “From its design to its simplicity to its reliable performance, the M2 Hive offers the best Wi-Fi connectivity you can get. It’s built on superior, patented technology, including our antenna and transceiver, which reduces noise and improves transmission to power the smart home without the lag and dead spots of other systems.”
Each M2 supports up to 60 devices, and it’s simple to set up, covering up to 3,000 square feet of space depending on the layout. M2 can cover more areas of a house through mesh and hive configurations.
For large homes or consumers with different needs, improving coverage is as easy as plugging in a few small nodes. The M2 Hive includes an M2 and four Bee nodes, a system that can cover up to 5,000 square feet and goes around walls, offering connection speeds that support 8K streaming throughout a house. Each node is light and portable and plugs into outlets throughout a home to form a strong mesh network and eliminate dead spots.
All configurations of the M2 can be controlled by the M2 Wi-Fi app, which shows the speed coming into and out of the router to help pinpoint bottlenecks, and allows managing users. Owners can limit bandwidth for specific devices, so a child can’t watch streaming TV and movies at night, for example.
The app makes possible parental controls and leverages the super elliptical security algorithm, used by the most secure smartphones, and approved by the NSA, for ample security. Updates are made automatically over the air to keep the M2 up to date in both its features and security.
“We have completely rethought the Wi-Fi router from start to finish and created a complete system from the ground up, engineering the most important components ourselves to ensure they work in harmony to perform better than anything else on the market,” said Qi.