Media services such as Netflix, Hulu and more will think you are at home when you’re not. Which means you can still access location-restricted content.
Well respected networking company, Ubiquiti Networks has produced some top quality hardware in last few years. To the point where its high-end hardware is used by many internationally. Recently though under its Ubiquiti Labs branding the company entered the home consumer space. It did this by launching the AmpliFi mesh wireless router system.
Many have branded the product as exceptional with top bloggers recommending it for home use. Bloggers have commended Ubiquiti Labs for AmpliFi which receives plenty of updates, is aesthetically pleasing and offers both speed and coverage.
But, it doesn’t end there. Ubiquiti Labs this week unveiled its next home consumer product. AmpliFi Teleport is a little box with massive potential. It promises to route on-the-go internet traffic through any home router. The device plugs into a wall socket for power. It can then connect to an access point using Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
AmpliFi Teleport then creates an encrypted connection. This allows it to operate similarly to a VPN, but not quite. Media services such as Netflix, Hulu and more will think you are at home when you’re not. Which means you can still access location-restricted content. It also has the ability to access various things on your home network including smart devices which do not normally have remote access.
According to Ubiquiti Labs, users can now have all the places they call home connected to the same network using the AmpliFi Teleport. Multiple homes can be covered by the same local network. It can send commands to smart devices and control security systems. It can even help the elderly set up Wi-Fi, without ever needing cloud access.
So why exactly did Ubiquity Labs need to leverage Kickstarter? According to the company, consumers can purchase the AmpliFi Teleport Kit on Kickstarter until November 23. The $50 000
funding goal will support final production cost. It will also help put the product in the hands its consumers faster. Those who have purchased AmpliFi on Kickstarter will receive their products in December.
It also seems as though AmpliFi Teleport will be produced even if the Kickstarter goal is not met.
The company is hoping for some upfront cash to help with costs. And, since this is a respectable company, it will be considered a safe backing. In exchange for an undertaking, you get early access to AmpliFi Teleport.
Only bundle kits are included in the campaign which means AmpliFi Router and Teleport are sold together. For those who already have a router, the Teleport cannot be bought separately. Well, at least not during the Kickstarter campaign. Disappointing for existing owners who are now forced to acquire another router they do not need or wait patiently for Teleport to be sold separately.