Duxbury Networking, the distributor of Netgear products, has announced details of a new ‘smart’ WiFi router featuring 802.11ac and 802.11ad WiFi technology.

Dubbed the Nighthawk X10 AD7200, it is designed to deliver ultra-smooth 4K streaming while supporting virtual reality (VR) gaming, instant downloads and instant backup applications. Targeted at the home market, it will be released locally in early 2017.

The Nighthawk X10 is powered by a 1.7GHz Quad Core processor, Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture and next-generation, high-speed (60 GHz) 802.11ad WiFi, offering combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2 Gbps, facilitating instant downloads, backup and minimal latency during online video game play. In addition, the latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming to multiple devices while its 160 MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices.

The Nighthawk X10 is also Netgear’s first router to be designed for the home market to include a 10 Gigabit LAN SFP+ fibre port.

Key features of Nighthawk X10 include high-performance active antennae for improved WiFi coverage and faster speeds, while storage options associated with the Nighthawk X10 include six months of free, unlimited Amazon Drive backup for the off-site, cloud storage of copies of users’ files.