Leaderboard2

Bringing Sexy Black – Cisco Turns Up The Style Factor For Modern Homes

0

From L-R: Jade Yong, Co-founder of Home@8; BP Tang, Regional Sales Director, Asia Cisco Consumer Business Group, and Xandria Ooi, celebrity author and host holding aloft Cisco Linksys E1500, E4200, and E2500 routers respectively.

Decorating around technology can be an arduous process for new homeowners, interior designers and decorators. Today, Cisco unveiled its new suite of home networking products, featuring black sophistication to inspire modern home designs.

Held at Bakita Restaurant & Bar at the popular and upmarket Changkat Bukit Bintang, celebrity emcee and author Xandria Ooi hosted the intimate launch amongst some sixty invited media and guests. Working with Jade Yong, co-founder of the Home@8 interior design portal, the hosts teamed up with Cisco to redecorate the upper level of Bakita to simulate a stylish modern home interior – integrated with the new Linksys X3000 Advanced Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router and Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender.

“At Cisco, we believe in offering the most enriching experience to our customers,” said Tang Boon Ping, Regional Sales Director, Asia, Cisco Home Networking Business Unit. “Technology is no longer just a means to communicate but an experience ingrained into our way of life.

With Internet enabled TVs, tablets, game consoles and smart phones steadily appearing in every house, the Linksys suite of home networking products is poised to be the engine behind today’s connected home, providing performance in a sleek stylish design.” The Linksys suite of home networking products carries a sleek black design, following the award-winning design of the Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Wireless-N router which garnered Cisco the prestigious red dot design award for outstanding product design earlier this year.

BP Tang, Regional Sales Director, Asia Cisco Consumer Business Group introducing Cisco’s new range of products.

From L-R: Jade Yong, Co-founder of Home@8; BP Tang, Regional Sales Director, Asia Cisco Consumer Business Group, and Xandria Ooi, celebrity author and host holding aloft Cisco Linksys E1500, E4200, and E2500 routers respectively.

The Linksys E4200 wireless router emerged as one of the award winners from a total of 4,433 product entries from designers and companies in sixty countries in one of the most renowned international product design competitions.

Xandria, who recently moved into a new home with husband, music composer and producer, Yuri Wong, underlined how technology has become integral to decorating one’s home. She said, “Decorating our home around technology requires an art and Cisco has provided some smart solutions that are powerful, user-friendly and gorgeous to look at.

Whether for work or play, home networking has become part and parcel of the modern lifestyle. The new Linksys products give me wireless freedom in every corner of my home but also blend seamlessly into the décor theme.”

Jade teamed up with popular DJ Serena C a year ago to set up their own online interior design portal, Home@8. She spoke on how the colour black has turned into a home trend amongst modern homes today.

“Serena and I travel extensively to different cities across the globe, experiencing their cultures and drawing inspirations for home designs which we write about on Home@8. We have constantly observed how black transforms the interior of a home by adding shadows for a sense of depth. It also adds colour accents to an otherwise dull palette. Without black, there is no avenue for contrast. The latest home networking products from Cisco accentuate the modern home perfectly with their sleek black design.”

The all-new Linksys X3000 modem router is an easy all-in-one solution that works with either a DSL or cable broadband connections to create a high speed wireless home network. For those who stay in a larger home, the Linksys RE1000 range extender helps boost the signal strength of the Wireless-N connection, extending the coverage of existing home wireless networks.

Pricing and Availability

The Linksys X3000 modem router and Linksys RE1000 range extender are commercially available at the following MSRPs and retailers in mid and late October 2011 respectively. For more product information, please visit the new Linksys website http://home.cisco.com/en-apac/home.   

  • Linksys X3000 Advanced Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Router – MSRP MYR 399.00
  • and Linksys RE1000 Wireless-N Range Extender – MSRP MYR 259.00

All IT Hypermarket, Thunder Match Technology, Aone Plus Supplies & Services, Sri Computers, Viewnet Computer System, Gadget Zone, PC Depot, Cycom Sale & Service, Pantas Bebas, A-Sashi Technology, Swisspac, Jayacom, C-Zone, Jayacom Information, McSystem Technology Consultants, Swisspac Resources, Harvey Norman, Kinsei Information Systems, Hardnet Technology and Challenger Technologies