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PARC spin-out launches Kickstarter campaign to disrupt home networking market

Michael Brown | April 10, 2013
PowerCloud Systems is looking to Kickstarter to bring its Skydog home network system with a cloud-managed Wi-Fi router to market.

My current favorite dual-band 802.11n router, the Asus RT-N66U, is outfitted with a 3-by-3 antenna array to deliver throughput of 450 mpbs on each band. It's currently street-priced at $180. Western Digital, on the other hand, has discounted its My Net N900 router to just $125. The My N900 offers the same specs as the RT-N66U, but it didn't benchmark as well.

Confidence level

PowerCloud has given itself 36 days to hit a modest funding target of $75,000. Skydog does cloud management better than any consumer networking product I've seen. If router enthusiasts embrace it, I think this product will be a hit.


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