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Bigfoot Networks

May 30, 2011 05:00 ET

Bigfoot Networks and MSI Announce Premier Killer™ Wireless-N Laptop

Bigfoot Networks Partners With MSI to Announce Notebook Leader's First Killer Wireless-N Solution

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - May 30, 2011) - Today at Computex, Bigfoot Networks, the technology company behind the Killer™ line of high performance networking products, has partnered with industry-leading notebook manufacturer MSI Computer Corp. to announce its first Killer Wireless-based laptop solution, the MSI GT683R.

Building on Bigfoot Networks' history of high-performance networking, the Killer Wireless-N 1102 adapter integrated within MSI's new solution delivers superior wireless networking Speed with data rates up to 300Mbps(i). Bigfoot Networks' exclusive Advanced Stream Detect™ technology provides network Intelligence by automatically classifying and prioritizing latency-sensitive network traffic such as online games, HD video, voice and audio. Control comes courtesy of Bigfoot Networks' exclusive Visual Bandwidth Control™ application, which lets users easily manage their precious bandwidth and adjust upload and download allocations for each online application. As a result, users experience optimized gaming performance, fewer video interruptions and crystal-clear audio and video conferencing, even when running multiple online applications simultaneously.

"Through our partnership with Bigfoot Networks, we are able to offer our discerning customers an unprecedented wireless networking experience for all their online gaming, HD video and high-quality audio streaming needs," said Eric Kuo, associate vice president for global sales, MSI Notebook. "Bigfoot Networks has recognized the demands that real-time, content-rich applications can put on a network, and with this new technology, our customers can enjoy all the benefits of on-demand wireless entertainment without the frustration of freezes, stuttering or excessive buffering. Killer Wireless-N adapters have truly opened new doors for today's mobile computing enthusiast."

"We are proud to partner with a premier notebook vendor, such as MSI, to bring this game-changer to market," said Michael Howse, CEO of Bigfoot Networks. "With our innovative Killer Wireless-N technology, we are able to deliver wireless performance to a level once thought only to be achievable through a wired connection. Not only can notebook users now watch HD videos, listen to streaming music or play a first-person shooter game, but they can even run these applications simultaneously, making media truly mobile."

Key Killer Wireless-N 1102 features include:

  • Advanced Stream Detect™ -- Automatically classifies and prioritizes online games, HD video and high-quality audio for fewer interruptions and a better online experience.
  • Visual Bandwidth Control™ -- Enables users to see which applications are hogging bandwidth and tune allocations for each so they don't interfere with online games, video or multimedia applications, allowing users to do more online tasks simultaneously.
  • PC Monitor™ -- Monitor and manage wireless laptop PC health and performance with graphical displays and detailed logging via an intuitive user interface.
  • Cutting-Edge 11n Performance -- Up to 5X better latency than leading competitors and enhanced rate-over-range performance, with 2-stream MIMO enabling data rates up to 300Mbps for higher data throughput rates over long distances.

In addition to being powered by Bigfoot Networks exclusive Killer Wireless-N 1102 adapter, MSI's GT683R laptop PC will feature a 15.6" Full HD 1920x1080 LED panel, an Intel® Core i7-2630Qm processor and the latest NVIDIA graphics capabilities. For more details on the MSI GT683R, visit http://www.msi.com/product/nb/GT683.html. For more information on Bigfoot Networks Killer Wireless-N technology, visit http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/killer-wireless-n-1102/. For more details about Killer Wireless-N performance, visit http://www.bigfootnetworks.com/killer-wireless-n-performance/.

About Bigfoot Networks
Bigfoot Networks is a leading networking technology company that develops hardware and software solutions that significantly improve the online consumer experience. Its products are designed to provide maximum network performance for online gaming, HD video streaming, high quality audio, and other real time applications. To learn more, visit Bigfoot Networks at http://www.bigfootnetworks.com.

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(i) Up to 300Mbps raw data rate enabled with 802.11n with 2 spatial streams. Actual wireless throughput will vary.

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