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Starry Station’s New Wi-Fi Hub Enables Knowing Status and Performance of Internet

Starry, Inc., a Boston- and New York-based technology company focused on revolutionizing how consumers connect to the internet, today unveiled its first consumer product, Starry Station. Starry Station is the world's first ambient touchscreen Wi-Fi hub, beautifully designed to provide users with a window into their home's internet health, Wi-Fi conditions and device connectivity, all through an interactive 3.8" capacitive touchscreen.

Loaded with features including Starry's internet Health Score, full internet health monitoring system and built-in persistent auto-speed test, Activity Map and Device Finder, ScreenTime parental controls, and customer support assistance available at a tap, Starry Station is built with a dual radio that is 802.15 ready for future IoT features and has the ability to support a wide range of connected devices in your home or business. With Starry Station, users have the ability to understand, at a glance, how their internet and Wi-Fi connections are performing at all times.

Starry Station will retail at $349.99 and people will be able to reserve at Starry.com until February 5. After February 5, Starry Station will be available for sale on Starry.com and pre-order on Amazon.com through Amazon Launchpad (Amazon's innovative program for startups). All orders will begin shipping in March 2016.

"For most people, access to the internet and Wi-Fi is essential to the way they live and work," said Alex Moulle-Berteaux, Starry Chief Marketing Officer. "Yet the connection to it is a hard-to-use utility box. We created Starry Station to completely reimagine the user experience. We wanted to improve reliability and give people visibility into their internet and Wi-Fi, through our ambient touchscreen display. Now people can see speed, health, and usage and not be in the dark about connectivity issues. Our belief is, if consumers have a better understanding of how their internet and Wi-Fi is performing, we can help improve performance and make life a little easier. Starry Station is our answer to a market that has long ignored design and usability."

Starry's mission is to connect people and things, wirelessly, seamlessly and effortlessly with beautifully designed products and platforms. The company is re-imagining broadband access by developing an ecosystem of products designed to simplify and improve your connected life. Starry's launch was announced today by founder and CEO, Chaitanya "Chet" Kanojia at the Helen Mills Event Space in Manhattan.

Founded by Chet Kanojia and the elite team of engineers that helped create Aereo, Starry is backed by a group of premier investors including FirstMark Capital, Tiger Global, IAC, KKR, HLVP and Quantum Strategic Partners.

Starry Station

Physical Features User Features & Apps
3.8" Ambient Touch Screen Health Score
Polycarbonate cover with silicone foot ScreenTime parental controls
Dimensions: 80mm wide x 178mm deep x 161mm tall Touchscreen Ambient & Interactive modes
Audio Speaker Speed Check powered by Ookla
Proximity Sensor Expert Desk Customer Care
Power Wi-Fi Name & Wi-Fi Password generator
and display
Internet In and Internet Out Guest Pass Network Access
Powerful Amplifiers Station IQ tips to fix
Heat sink, extruded aluminum, anodized aluminum, brushed aluminum Activity Map & Device Finder

Technical Specifications





Hardware
Dual-band, concurrent 4x4:3 MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi radios
Dual core network processor
Dual core display processor
Total memory and storage: 1.5GB RAM, 8GB Flash
2x Gigabit Ethernet ports: 1-in, 1-out
Speaker and mic
Proximity sensor
IoT Ready: dual radio 802.15 ready


Compatibility
Interoperable with 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac
Video streamers, desktops, laptops, tablets, mobile devices, and other Wi-Fi devices
NAT, DHCP, PPPoE, and IPv4



Software
Health Score: real-time measurement of WAN, LAN and device connectivity
Built-in speed test to WAN, powered via speedtest.net by Ookla
Quick Start: cloud account based, Wi-Fi network provisioning set-up
ScreenTime: parental controls
Station IQ: surfaces issues and suggests tips to fix
Starry Support: Contact us online, with the app or from your display


User Interfaces
3.8" capacitive touchscreen with Ambient and Interactive mode
Mobile application available via iTunes
(Android mobile application and Web UI coming soon)

Security
WPA2
Network Address Translation (NAT) firewall


System Requirements
Internet connection: Internet service into the home or business with 10/100/1000 Ethernet on ISP modem/gateway
Wi-Fi devices that support WPA2 AES
Mobile application: iOS version 8.0 or higher


Electrical & Environmental Requirements
AC in: 100-240V 50-60Hz
Operating Temperature: 0 to 40 degrees C (32 - 104 degrees F)
Storage Temperature: -10 to 50 degrees C (14 - 122 degrees F)
Operating Humidity: Relative humidity: 20 - 80%, non-condensing

Source: http://starry.com/

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