Amazon purchases Mesh WiFi Company Eero

Have a
Google WiFi
system in your house? Or maybe another mesh network
by Lenovo, Netgear, or Cisco? Well, most of that can be attributed
to the launch of an independent company named Eero back in February
of 2016. Eero is making a new splash in the market today but it’s
not technology related. It is being bought by
Amazon
.

Amazon and Eero announced the acquisition in a
press release
today. Amazon’s SVP of Devices and Services,
Dave Limp, says the move was made to further the company’s
foothold in the connected home market:

We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and how
quickly they invented a WiFi solution that makes connected devices
just work,” said Dave Limp, SVP of Amazon Devices and Services.
“We have a shared vision that the smart home experience can get
even easier, and we’re committed to continue innovating on behalf
of customers.”

The Eero team also seems to be excited about what the company
can do with the additional resources of Amazon. CEO and founder,
Nick Weaver, weighed in today after the announcement:

“From the beginning, eero’s mission has been to make the
technology in homes just work. We started with WiFi because it’s
the foundation of the modern home. Every customer deserves reliable
and secure WiFi in every room. By joining the Amazon family,
we’re excited to learn from and work closely with a team that is
defining the future of the home, accelerate our mission, and bring
eero systems to more customers around the globe.”

For those that don’t know,
Eero
creates a hybrid network where all routers and access
points are a blurred line. Each Eero unit acts somewhat as both.
Together they blanket your home in individual access points to
extend the network while sharing the same WiFi credentials. This
offers you extended coverage from room to room in less than 10
minutes without advanced setup.

Both companies have yet to
disclose the value of the acquisition of Eero, but this marks the
3rd payout in less than 18 months for connected homes including

Blink
for $90 million and
Ring
for $1 billion.

Source: FS – Android
Amazon purchases Mesh WiFi Company Eero