ASUS Showcases Impeccable Connectivity at CES 2018
Lineup includes Lyra and 802.11ax networking devices
LAS VEGAS, USA, January 8, 2018 — ASUS today revealed its all-new lineup of connected devices at the ASUS Showcase Room at CES ® 2018 in Las Vegas, displaying how the ASUS ecosystem delivers impeccable connectivity to keep users in touch around the home, at the office and on the go.
Brand-new ASUS networking devices debuted today include Lyra Voice and Lyra Trio, with RT-AX88U also on display. Lyra Voice and Lyra Trio are complementary mesh-netwoking innovations that extend connectivity to all parts of the home — with built-in Amazon Alexa voice control through Lyra Voice. RT-AX88U is the next-generation 802.11ax router with ultrafast Wi-Fi connectivity and high capacity to support more devices.
The ASUS Showcase Room at Wynn Las Vegas is open from January 9–12, 2018. Visitors to CES 2018 are invited to visit the Showcase Room and experience the latest ASUS innovations.
ASUS Lyra Voice
Winner of the CES 2018 Innovation award, Lyra Voice is a two-in-one 802.11ac mesh Wi-Fi system and voice assistant with powerful stereo speakers, a microphone and integrated Amazon Alexa voice control. Users can interact with Amazon Alexa simply by talking to Lyra Voice, enabling them to play music, hear the news, check the weather, control smart-home devices, and more.
Part of the Lyra mesh Wi-Fi system family, Lyra Voice is a tri-band, AC2200-class device that communicates with other connected Lyra hubs to provide whole-home coverage with no Wi-Fi dead zones. It’s the perfect choice for wherever a smart assistant is desired — be it the kitchen, living room or bedroom. The system also integrates seamslessly with trigger and automation services such as IFTTT, making it easy to turn a traditional house into the connected smart home. Lyra Voice can be configured and controlled easily using the intuitive Lyra mobile app.
ASUS Lyra Trio
Lyra Trio is a stylish, dual-band, multi-hub mesh Wi-Fi system with unique antenna placement to deliver impeccable Wi-Fi to every corner of the home — banishing Wi-Fi dead zones.
Lyra Trio features 3×3 MIMO technology and seamless roaming to deliver superior Wi-Fi speeds and automatically connect users to the best possible signal wherever they are in the home, ensuring consistently fast and smooth connections. This eye-catching new Wi-Fi-system also boasts always-on privacy protection for all connected smart devices for the life of Lyra Trio, ensuring that security is always up to date.
The ASUS Lyra app puts users in control, enabling PC-free setup, network management and diagnostics, and automatically notifies the network administrator should problems arise.
RT-AX88U is a dual-band router featuring the next-generation 802.11ax wireless standard for ultrafast Wi-Fi speeds of up to 6000Mbps. With a revolutionary combination of OFDMA and MU-MIMO technology, 802.11ax technology provides 4X-faster throughput than 802.11ac technology on connected devices in traffic-dense environments, while also increasing network capacity and efficiency. With the latest 802.11ax technology and four powerful antennas, RT-AX88U provides wide coverage and stable connections. Moreover, RT-AX88U offers easy connectivity for multiple users. Its eight Gigabit LAN ports and MU-MIMO for both uplink and downlink communications make RT-AX88U the ideal solution for busy environments such as LAN parties, which demand high capacity for both wireless and wired connections.
RT-AX88U also includes AiProtection, commercial-grade network security powered by Trend Micro™, to block and neutralize internet security threats for all connected smart devices. It’s also compatible with the ASUS AiMesh Wi-Fi system for seamless whole-home coverage.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Pricing and availability are still TBA at this stage.
ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.