Wireless Setup usually pretty easy: you have to find a place in your home, hire a team of experts to scan the radio dead zones and the entire IT team to manage the security and QoS. Then, you try to connect to the back patio and find that you can not watch YouTube because of the picnic table.

To remedy this, Dr. Paul Judge and Mike Van Bruinisse created Luma. This tiny wireless access point is connected with a kind of method of “surround sound” to ensure that there are no blind spots in your home. One unit costs $ 99, and the three cost $ 249. It is now available for pre-order. Like Google before it, and wiser custom Wi-Fi router sounds like just the ticket.

The system also offers the user and parental control so that you can close some devices at certain times. It is connected through a private cellular network with other LSM, thus creating a massive hot spot around the house.

Luma raised $ 3.5 million led by Felicis Ventures, as well as the base Ventures, BIP Capital, Relay Ventures, Hans Robertson, co-founder of Meraki, and Jed York, CEO 49ers among others.

“The answer is on Wi-Fi coverage is a mesh network, which are used in large enterprises,” said the judge. “Luma as parental control, transparency and cyber security. Luma is the first product to provide the full range of speed, safety and security.”

The judge also put a lot of smarts in a small box.

“We squeezed mesh network, content filtering, mobile device management and cyber security in a few beautiful device. Each device via Bluetooth application and helps you find the best place in your home to place it. Lum, all wireless communication, to create ideal mesh network for your home. They talk about traffic and noise in the network, they will automatically configure and reconfigure on the fly to optimize performance at all times. “


The product is supplied in 2016 and 50% by now. Barring a quick trip to Best Buy TCP / IP and wireless experts Laboratory (which I do not think there is), it may be best for a big house with lots of Wi-Fi trouble.