Amazon is strengthening its Smart home business round-the-Echo-speaker with the purchase of a specialist for Wi-Fi networks.
The US-based company, Eero offers so-called Mesh-systems, in which multiple Wi-Fi Router to be connected, to larger areas to cover with no loss of speed. The acquisition was intended to facilitate the connection of networked devices in the household, said Amazon. A purchase price was not initially called.
Amazon expanded its Echo speaker with the assistant software Alexa on Board already strengthened to a Central control station for various Smart home technology, such as lamps, plug sockets or door locks. A focus was to simplify the Installation of the devices. The speaker can be used as connection and node interact. With the operation of the Wi-Fi network, Amazon gets more opportunities to optimize the connected home.
The world’s largest Online retailer was not afraid before, to be Smart home business with Acquisitions to expand, and already bought the safety camera provider, Ring and flashing. Ring also sold for doorbells with cameras. Amazon also offers appliance manufacturers a built-in module, with the Alexa-voice control in your technique.
Eero was trying to disperse after the announcement of the Takeover, Worries that Amazon might know too much about the users. Eero collect no data on the behavior of users on the Internet and that will not change, said the company on Twitter. The Router would have no microphones, it was stressed in another Tweet.
While Eero is a pioneer in technology for Mesh Wi-Fi was in the budget, it is now available from several companies – including Google and network specialists such as Netgear or Linksys. Apple had discontinued its product line to the Wifi Router under the brand name “Airport” on the other hand, instead of on the Mesh Trend.