CAMPBELL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mimosa Networks, a pioneer in gigabit wireless technology, today announced the first consumer device of its kind, the C5i, a Hotspot-to-the-Home Gateway. Introducing an entirely new product category to the industry, Mimosa’s C5i reduces the cost of Wi-Fi to the home in urban environments by connecting homes to outdoor access points and eliminating the need for multiple pieces of networking equipment.
Sleek and powerful, the 4x4:4 Multi-User MIMO radio leverages beamforming technology for automatic antenna aiming, making it completely self-installable and doing away with the dreaded service provider truck roll – saving both operators and subscribers time and money.
“The innovation of the C5i is its ability to provide more with less. Consumers can easily mount the device to a window and connect with the access point of their local Internet service provider. With a single device, the C5i can bring the Internet into the home at incredible speeds of up to 500 Mbps,” says Brian Hinman, CEO of Mimosa.
The C5i Hotspot-to-the-Home Gateway will be particularly effective for stimulating the wireless market in densely populated urban environments – areas that were previously quite difficult to serve due to low capacity, spectrally inefficient technology. The C5i connects to any outdoor 5 GHz Wi-Fi access point, though there are significant spectrum re-use, capacity and performance advantages when connected to a Mimosa access point, leveraging the power of Mimosa’s TDMA protocol. Inside the home, the C5i broadcasts using an integrated 2.4 GHz radio and connects wirelessly to any Wi-Fi-capable device.
“The C5i is stunning in its simplicity and design, and brings an unprecedented amount of bandwidth - up to 500 Mbps - into the home at an unbelievable price point,” says Mimosa CPO, Jaime Fink. “The C5i is the first elegant, simple Internet access alternative for the Wi-Fi Generation.”
The C5i (List Price: $119 MSRP) is available for pre-order now on the Mimosa website and will begin shipping in Spring 2015.
About Mimosa Networks, Inc.
Mimosa Networks, a pioneer in gigabit wireless technology, leverages the most advanced Wi-Fi technology to design and manufacture outdoor gigabit wireless platforms for service providers demanding fiber speed networks. Mimosa technology provides the highest level of scale, capacity and reliability for multiple verticals and applications. Founded in Silicon Valley in 2012, the company has so far raised a total of over $38 million in venture capital funding. Mimosa is led by Brian Hinman, notable CEO and founder of 2Wire, Polycom and PictureTel and includes experienced executives and key talent from leading telecommunications and consumer product companies.