Razer has launched a new product, Razer Sila, a Tri-Band WiFi router designed for home users requiring WiFi service optimized for high-performance gaming, streaming and downloading multimedia content.
In terms of design, it is quite boring, IMHO. However, it is the performance that matters. If you are a gamer, you got to check out the specs.
The RRP for the Razer Sila is SGD 409.90 and is available now. It is also available as a broadband bundle from Singtel.
RAZER LAUNCHES THE FASTEST GAMING-GRADE WIFI ROUTER FOR PC, CONSOLE AND MOBILE
Razer Sila delivers best-in-class speeds and interference-free connection in even the busiest WiFi areas*
Singapore, 3rd October 2018 – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the Razer Sila, a high-performance WiFi router designed for home users requiring WiFi service optimized for high-performance gaming, streaming and downloading multimedia content.
With the upsurge in mobile gaming, and with many homes unable to run a wired network to every room, fast and reliable WiFi is more important than ever. The Razer Sila router is designed to deliver lag-free gaming and smooth, interruption-free streaming over a fast wireless network, meeting the needs of today’s mobile, console and laptop users.
The Razer Sila features a suite of technologies designed to give gamers the fastest, most reliable WiFi connection within their home or office with Razer FasTrack, Multi-Channel ZeroWait DFS and Mesh capability with a dedicated backhaul. Setup and management through a mobile app simplifies Sila installation and usage.
The Razer FasTrack software featured in the Razer Sila is a proprietary QoS engine for smart traffic management. By using deep packet inspection and adaptive learning technology, Razer FasTrack allows users to prioritize traffic based on application and device types, from mobile phones and smart TVs through to laptops, PCs or consoles. With built-in detection for PlayStation, Xbox and Switch consoles, users can easily fine tune their networks for the smoothest gaming or streaming experiences. Razer FasTrack also features a one-touch gaming mode, to automatically reserve bandwidth for online gaming.
“We are constantly achieving new performance heights with our hardware and software,” notes Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “But high precision and low latency can be rendered useless if the WiFi drops. So we took the next step to develop a strong foundation for our ecosystem with WiFi that just works no matter where you are.”
The patented Multi-Channel Zero-Wait DFS technology in the Razer Sila enables clean WiFi channels to avoid network traffic and maintain the highest speeds for the most demanding applications, without the susceptibility to downtime, hanging and disconnection.
The Razer Sila router is also capable of advanced mesh networking. Two or more Razer Sila units can be combined to provide smooth, fast, WiFi coverage across areas up to 6,000 square feet with two units or multi-storey locations over 6,000 square feet with three units. As a Tri-Band router Razer Sila features a dedicated 5 GHz backhaul and independent fronthaul links operating on up to 4 simultaneous DFS channels which further reduces interference and network congestion.
The Razer Sila was developed in collaboration with wireless home networking partner Ignition Design Labs—the technology and engineering firm founded by alumni of networking giants Qualcomm and Broadcom. Ignition Design Labs is best known for launching the award-winning Portal Smart WiFi router in 2016.
“Razer demands the very best in engineering, design and performance. We are thrilled to be Razer’s design partner, applying our engineering expertise and patented technologies to build a uniquely powerful pro-grade router for the world’s foremost gaming and entertainment ecosystem,” said Terry Ngo, CEO of Ignition Design Labs.
*Based on third party verification testing by Allion USA, which shows the Razer Sila outperforms other mesh routers and dedicated gaming routers when a real-world home environment is simulated with additional WiFi network signals.
Razer FasTrack – Intelligent continuously adaptive QoS with Deep Packet Inspection prioritizes applications & devices for high-speed gaming & streaming
Multi-Channel ZeroWait DFS – Get additional bandwidth on protected fast channels for reliable, interference-free, lag-free connections
Tri-Band Mesh with Dedicated Backhaul – For widespread coverage with maximum performance Intelligent Active Steering – Ensures client devices are always connected to the strongest signal
App and Smart Software Support – iOS & Android app with advanced features for guest network & security controls
Recommended Retail Price: SGD $409.90
- Razer.com– 3rd October, 2018
- Singtel Broadband bundle – 4th October, 2018
- Tri-Band AC3000
- IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 802.11n 2.4GHz: up to 400 Mbps
- 802.11ac 5GHz-1: up to 1734 Mbps
- 802.11ac 5GHz-2: up to 866 Mbps
- WPA / WPA2-PSK
- 9 x powerful high-gain internal antennas
- Razer FasTrack Adaptive QoS + DPI Engine
- Multichannel ZeroWait DFS
- Tri-Band Mesh with dedicated backhaul
- Multi-user MIMO & Beamforming technology
- Intelligent active steering
- Isolated guest network support
- Simplified app setup via Android or iOS
- 4 Gigabit Ethernet (1x WAN, 3x LAN)
- 1 x USB 2.0 port
- 1 x USB 3.0 port
For more information about the Razer Sila, please visit www.razer.com/desktops-and-networking/razer-sila
Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.
The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.
Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals, Blade gaming laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.
Razer’s software platform, with over 50 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).
Razer services include Razer zGold – one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers – which allows gamers to purchase virtual goods and items from over 2,500 different games.
Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer has fifteen offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).
ABOUT IGNITION DESIGN LABS
Ignition Design Labs is a veteran team of wireless networking engineers developing radically new and critically important technologies at the heart of next generation wireless connectivity. Founded in 2015, Ignition Design Labs is headquartered in Silicon Valley with a Technology Design Center in Hsinchu, Taiwan.