Plume unveils adaptive Wi-Fi

Plume has unveiled its self-optimizing Wi-Fi solution that replaces traditional routers, the company said.

Plume said its adaptive solution is changing home Wi-Fi by removing the need for a traditional router, offering a new system for people wanting fast and consistent connectivity by working through a set of pods designed to plug into wall sockets around the home.

The company said the latest generation of multi-router systems improve signal strength, but can choke the overall system capacity and speeds. These products are based on decades-old technology that compound the issue of a central router and cannot handle the complex variables and loads affecting a Wi-Fi network in a modern connected home.

Plume has created adaptive Wi-Fi, a whole-home Wi-Fi solution that responds to varying Wi-Fi conditions. By actively monitoring the home network, as well as the devices connected to it, Plume detects interference.

Plume was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. It is privately funded by Spark Capital, Jackson Square Ventures, Liberty Global and Shaw Communications.