10
Feb
2019

Amazon acquires mesh router firm eero

Amazon on Monday announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire eero, the firm behind the popular mesh routers. Details of the deal are scarce at this point, but the two companies say they have a shared vision that “the smart home experience can get even easier.”

From the press release:

We are incredibly impressed with the eero team and howquickly 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.”

“From the beginning, eero’s mission has been to make the technology in homes just work,” said Nick Weaver, Co-Founder and CEO of eero. “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 unfamiliar with eero mesh routers, they use multiple access points that work together to ‘blanket’ homes in fast, reliable WiFi. The systems are customizable, depending on the size of the home, and can typically be set up in under 10 minutes using the smart mobile app.

This is just the latest in a long line of acquisitions for Amazon in the smart home space. In 2018 it purchased video doorbell maker Ring, and the previous year it acquired Blink Home, a home automation company that produces battery powered home security cameras.

Source: Press Release

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