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Comtrend Launches Next-Generation Wireless HD Multimedia Extender

Comtrend, a global supplier of advanced networking solutions, today announced the WAP-5836, the newest edition to its a portfolio of high-end wireless multimedia networking products.


Sporting a Gigabit Ethernet port, the WAP-5836 transmits up to 450Mbps wirelessly in the 5GHz spectrum.  “Today, the market demands both throughput and coverage,” says Brian Nickell, Senior Product Manager, Comtrend.  The WAP-5836 is another step forward in technology, now utilizing 3x3 MIMO.  With a field-proven track record of successful IPTV installations, Comtrend’s HD Multimedia Extenders allow reliable penetration of multiple walls, floors, moving doors and objects.  The new WAP-5836 doubles the previous generation’s maximum connections, increasing from four to eight 1080i HD streaming devices.

“Business environments are well-served by its superior coverage. The WAP-5836 excels in its ability to bridge distant Ethernet devices like security cameras and printers that are difficult or impossible to reach by wired Ethernet. Service Providers are also uniquely positioned to take advantage of its TR-069 functionality for remote management. The WAP-5836 helps Service Providers save time and money on installations and equipment,” said John DiFrenna, VP of Sales & Marketing Comtrend Americas. “Home Networking customers also benefit with stable and reliable gaming, VoIP communication, and theater-quality multimedia experiences- all connected wirelessly with better range than previous wireless technologies. The WAP-5836 is a win for both businesses and consumers.”
In its new glossy black casing, the WAP-5836 now has auto-detection of client and device- creating a hassle-free installation experience.   

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About Comtrend Corporation

Founded in 1990, Comtrend has become one of the leading global providers of advanced networking solutions. Totaling more than 20 million CPE delivered, Comtrend is the technology partner of choice for carriers worldwide. Comtrend designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking equipment consisting of bonded ADSL2+ and VDSL2, as well as GPON, STBs, VOIP and other networking technologies. Comtrend is committed to industry standards, interoperability and market-leading performance. Comtrend’s vision is to bring people together with technology through a focus on innovation and superior service. The company has its North American headquarters in Irvine, California, and offices in Spain, Brazil, the UK, France, the Czech Republic, China and Taiwan. For more information please visit


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