The Everest was officially announced in September 2019, and is expected to go on sale in January 2020.
Though all Converge products have the same external plastic shell, under the hood they are all different.
This flagship Converge Everest model provides improved long-range dual-band Wi-Fi capabilities operating at the peak of FCC Wi-Fi power limits, and also offers integrated cellular with ample future expansion and evolution potential.
WiFiRanger describes Everest this way:
"The Everest platform is the most capable connectivity solution ever debuted to the industry. Offering outdoor dual chain, 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz high power Wi-Fi, an integrated Cat 6 multi carrier LTE modem, a second slot for an additional LTE modem, USB 3.0 connection for up to Cat 20 LTE & 5G futures, and up to 64GB storage of telemetry data."
Further details will be released later, once Everest is closer to shipping.
Though the "Converge" product line was launched to bring HDTV, AM/FM, cellular, and Wi-Fi together into a single unit on an RV roof - the consumer version of the WiFiRanger Converge Everst does not have HDTV or AM/FM functionality built in.
WiFiRanger has discovered that the high-powered Wi-Fi in Everest was "not optimal" for mixing with HDTV, and actually causes interference with the TV signal - making that particularly bit of convergence possible, but not recommended.
The Converge Everest can be paired with one of WiFiRanger's indoor router systems (the Poplar , Aspen, Sequoia, or Spruce) if you desire - but an indoor router is not required. If you do add an indoor router, WiFiRanger's user interface allows the two units operate (relatively) seamlessly as one - with just a single unified control panel which lets you choose your upstream connections and manage your locally connected devices.
For an overview of the full WiFiRanger product line (and a look at some of the software features in common across different devices), see our gear center entry:
- Model Name: Converge Everest
- Router Specs:
- Cellular Modem Specs:
- Dimensions: 9" Tall x 5.5" Wide x 7" Deep
- Power Source: 12V or 24V DC Power / AC Power Adapters a $5 Option
- Outdoor Rated: Yes - Connected Indoors via a 15' Tetherpoint Cable (Longer Cables Available)
- Retail Price: $799
Review & Testing Status
Most likely will also evaluate the higher end Sequoia & Everest once released.
Here is our first look video:
We will be integrating these into our testing, and sharing our hands on experience with our members.
During our evaluation, members can track our impressions and testing data in these places:
- [Testing Lab Report] Pepwave MAX Transit Duo vs WiFiRanger Converge, MIMO Antennas (Fall/Winter 2019/2020)
- In Progress Testing Forum Notes
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The Converge Everest is expected to go on sale in early 2020.
If you want to buy both indoor and outdoor units at once - you can buy the Everest / Sequoia Pack for $949.
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