June 9, 2016
Today we introduced the Mimosa G2 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi gateway, debuting at a $49.99 USD street price. The G2 gateway is a beautifully integrated wall-plug that combines a great managed ISP subscriber experience together with an incredibly easy way to expand Wi-Fi coverage and quality.
The G2 is an extremely friendly solution for Wireless ISPs, incorporating Power over Ethernet for a clean powering solution for the Mimosa C5 and C5c fixed wireless client radios. Together with Mimosa’s Cloud management solution, ISPs can proactively identify Internet link issues to each subscriber, and differentiate between in-home related coverage and interference issues. When expanded Wi-Fi coverage is needed, consumers can easily add additional G2 devices as “extenders”, which plug-and-play learn the homeowner’s original wireless network name and security key for a seamless experience. And when upgrades are required, Mimosa’s Cloud provides “extender aware” bulk software upgrades, greatly simplifying a normally time-consuming task.
Taking it one step further, the G2 also solves common and expensive issues that plague customer support, such as subscribers forgetting their Wi-Fi passwords. Each G2 comes with a default home network and password pre-printed on the device, as well as a simple and secure isolated guest network. At the core of the G2 is a great wireless experience with advanced features to tackle the challenges of the 2.4 GHz spectrum. On startup, the G2 automatically picks the cleanest channel and will change channels when interference slows down performance. The G2 uses an intelligent clear channel assessment to reduce the impact of noisy Wi-Fi neighbors.
Being a Wireless ISP isn’t easy, but it shouldn’t be hard to deliver a fantastic end-to-end experience, and that includes Wi-Fi. By leveraging the Mimosa solution, Wireless ISPs can now provision an Internet subscriber’s services, upgrade and monitor their infrastructure, and gain critical insight into the devices consuming the Internet in their home, all in one easy to use portal. More importantly, it is now possible to easily enable each subscriber to help Wireless ISPs to deliver great services to every location in their home with great quality Wi-Fi.