February 6, 2014 in Accessories (E)
[prMac.com] Wichita, Kansas - QuickerTek upgrades the already-fast Apple Airport Base Station Extreme with an innovative antenna update. Not only does the antenna upgrade offer dual-band 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz WiFi, it also triples the range of any version of the Base Station Extreme and/or Time Capsule. This improved wireless power offers users the ability to arrange and use their Apple wireless anywhere they choose. Three different upgrades are available: Airport Base Station Extreme AC, 2TB Time Capsule and the 3TB Time Capsule from $398(USD)to $598. Customers can also send in their own unit to be modified at a price of $199 (USD).
With the addition of six high gain dual-band 5dBi antennas, users can easily position the upright and articulated antennas to work best for their specific work area. Placing wireless equipment for optimum performance becomes much less troublesome. This upgrade also boosts AppleTV and any other wireless networking task. Users can also experience the improved wireless for their broadband WiFi connections to DVD players for streaming media such as Netflix and Hulu.
The standard Apple Extreme Base Station does not have a built-in port to connect these antennas. So, QuickerTek engineered a means of attaching them to a customer-supplied Base Station. Alternatively, QuickerTek can supply a Base Station that has already been modified with the antenna connections. Either way, customers will quickly discover the wireless performance they have been missing. Buffering is eliminated and multi-user WiFi connections are all smooth and fast.
QuickerTek is the only company in the world to have designed an external antenna array system for Apple's latest Airport Base Station Extreme 802.11ac. And, users have additional options to connect any other antenna type, including an outdoor directional antenna for long distance wireless. Those users with multi-building installations can quickly extend their networks with powerful WiFi coverage.
The stock Airport Extreme Base Station AC or Time Capsule do not support external antennas. To add the antenna adaptor cable ports, these units are machined for connection to the internal wireless board. The QuickerTek adaptor cables that connect to the custom CNC-machined antenna mounting base either ﬁt on the top of the Base Station or Time Capsule or can be remotely placed using extension cables. These antenna extension cables provide yet another means of optimizing the placement of wireless gear for maximum WiFi throughput and performance.
This Base Station Extreme AC Antenna Upgrade works with all Mac OSX operating systems from 10.7 and later - as does the Airport Extreme. The antennas can be mounted to all three versions of the Airport Extreme as well as the 2TB and 3TB Time Capsule versions.
* Dimensions: 3.85" x 3.85" x 16"
* Weight: 2.38 lbs
* Color: White
* User manual
* Adapter cables
* Mounting base
* Six 5dBi antennas
Compatibility and pricing:
Apple device Apple P/N QT P/N Price
Extreme Base Station BSE AC AcHexBS $398
Time Capsule 2TB TC2TB AcHex2TB $498
Time Capsule 3TB TC3TB AcHex3TB $598
Modification Only AcHex $199
Like most QuickerTek products, the new Base Stations Extreme AC Antenna Upgrade is backed with a one-year warranty on parts and labor. Additional product information is found at website.
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