With home wireless networks managing a growing number of devices, one company wants to raise the bar (literally) for wifi signals.
Toward that end, Luma — a start-up that aims to compete with residential router systems such as Belkin, Linksys and Netgear — is introducing what it calls a "surround wifi," a router that provides a boost to Internet speed and security.
The hexagonally shaped hotspot is run by an application, but fits in the palm of a hand and boasts a multiroom signal. It seeks to end the dreaded 'low-bar' problem mobile device users frequently face when an Internet connection loses potency, or there are too many users on the network.
In addition to scanning for viruses and identifying network users, the Luma can also exert parental control by shutting off mobile devices at certain times, or filtering access to certain sites.