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  • WiFiRanger to Offer AT&T Data Plans for RVs Open or Close

    (2019-7-30)

    WiFiRanger to Offer AT&T Data Plans for RVs

    The plans will support mobile hotspots, video streaming

    RVPRO Sky Pro LTE July

    July 30th, 2019 - Meridian, Idaho -  WiFiRangerTM, the leader in Integrated Vehicle Connectivity Systems,TM will offer AT&T 4G LTE data plans for its pre-installed rooftop antenna systems on Recreational Vehicles. 

    The Weekend Adventure plan will offer 5GB of monthly data for $25 per month*. RVers can  choose the Extended Getaway plan with 22GB of monthly data for $90 per month.* This way, users can choose which plan works for their data needs.

    “LTE connectivity has become more important than ever to RVers, to stay connected just about anywhere. With AT&T’s national LTE footprint, we will be able to be an increasingly trusted data source for the mobile lifestyles that we enable,” said Jim Owsley, VP of Marketing & Communication at WiFiRanger.

    WiFiRangerTM products are assembled and designed in Meridian, Idaho. Information and ordering are available directly at WiFiRanger.com and direct inquiries can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by calling 208-321-5544.

    For information regarding RV OE integration of WifiRanger contact MITO Corporation in Elkhart, Indiana, 574-295-2441.

    For more information on AT&T data plans go here:  www.att.com/wifiranger.

    *Taxes and fees may apply; plans are non-transferrable and require the purchase of WiFiRangerTM 

  • WiFiRanger Begins OE Shipments Of SkyProLTE V3 With Improved LTE Support! Open or Close

    (2019-3-4)

    WiFiRanger Begins OE Shipments Of SkyProLTE V3 With Improved LTE Support!

    New V3 Iteration of SkyPro LTE delivers Improved LTE Modem, Processor Speed, Integrated GPS Capabilities and new Lower Profile.

    SHIPPING IMMEDIATELY TO OE INTEGRATORS
    Sky Pro LTE Upgrade
     

    July 9th, 2019 - Meridian, Idaho - WiFiRanger, the leader in Innovative RV connectivity & control solutions, today announced the next generation evolution to their popular Sky Pro LTE offerings. The new version, shipping immediately, includes an updated LTE modem that is positioned for faster LTE offerings and transition capabilities as the major carriers begin rolling out new advanced services.

    “We’ve been working on V3 for some time, knowing that we had to give our customers a certified LTE modem with additional LTE bands 12, 14, 66, and 71 support. The change is of specific interest to the RV community due to it’s inherit “Extended Range LTE” support, and positions our customers to take advantage of future offerings when they really start to hit the streets by the major carriers, including Band 14, for FirstNet usage by first responders and public safety organizations.” -Kelly Hogan, CEO & Visionary,

    WiFiRanger SkyProLTE release V3 includes other enhancements, including an updated processor offering for faster speeds and data handling, as well as improved firmware release 7.0.8, offering new features for integration with other RV sub-systems including an exposed NMEA-0183 GPS socket. Additionally, the V3 version includes a slightly slimmer outdoor unit, and our renowned “Rubber Leg” PCB mounting system within the outdoor unit, providing additional protection from road harmonics and vibration to the upgraded electronics, and improving longevity and reliability.

    “In addition to our improved hardware, our engineering team worked diligently to insure that every aspect of our latest firmware is ready to take full advantage of faster connections in the future, as well as assisting other integration partners with features they need. We’re proud of our teams continuous efforts to improve connectivity for the RV community, and stay ahead of the competition.” Continued Hogan.

    Some OE’s will start receiving the SkyProLTE V3 units in late July, and will see no changes in their volume pricing for the improved units.

    WiFiRanger products are envisioned, designed & assembled in Meridian Idaho. Retail information and ordering is available directly at WiFiRanger.com and direct inquiries can be eMailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 208-321-5544.

    For information regarding RV OE integration of WifiRanger contact MITO Corporation in Elkhart, Indiana, 574-295-2441.

  • WiFiRanger Gives Back to RV Family With Special Needs Child Open or Close

    (2019-4-2)

    WiFiRangerTM Gives Back to RV Family with Special Needs Child

    The Cook Family Will Travel Cross Country in Summer 2019 to Raise Awareness About Their Son's Genetic Disorder and WIll Stay 'Connected' With the Help of a WiFiRanger(TM)

    April 2, 2019 Meridian, Idaho “Our youngest son was born with a rare Angelman Syndromegenetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome that affects his central nervous system.  To help raise awareness about the disorder I’m loading up the family for a cross country trip Summer 2019.” said Mike Cook, father of Matthew who was diagnosed at birth with Angelman Syndrome.  “Staying connected to the web during our trip is vital so we can update our followers on all our activity & awareness events we’re planning throughout the U.S. trip.  When we reached out to WiFiRanger(™) to help keep our travel trailer connected they didn’t hesitate to donate one of their indoor/outdoor router systems + WiFi signal boosters.  Their donation was yet another confirmation that our trip is meant to happen for Matthew and other kids battling Angelman Syndrome.” Mike continued.

    “It’s not often that a story like young Matthew’s will come across my desk.  We consider it a privilege to lend a hand and help this family stay connected while on the road.” said Jim Owsley, VP of Marketing & Communications of WiFiRanger(™).  Jim went on to say, “Completing a cross country trip is not for the faint of heart – and it’s especially inspiring when a family like the Cooks can rally the kids to hit the open road for such a worthy cause.  We’re cheering them on here at WiFiRanger(™) and look forward to hearing of their adventures and accomplishments to help raise awareness about  Angelman Syndrome.”

    WiFiRanger(™) products are designed, tested & assembled in Meridian, Idaho to help travelers enjoy a secure, reliable internet connection from the comfort of their RV.  For more product information visit WiFiRanger.com or call 208-321-5544.

  • REV Adds WiFiRangers As Standard Option - Model Year 2020 Open or Close

    (2019-3-8)

    REV Recreation Vehicle Owners Stay Connected with WiFiRangerTM As Standard Equipment on Selected Motorhomes

    REV GROUP Announces WiFiRanger(TM) WiFi + LTE Connectivity Solutions as Standard Equipment on Selected RV Motorhomes - Model Year 2020

    March 8, 2019 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin  – In a joint statement, REV RV GROUP a division of REV GROUP (NYSE: REVG) (Decatur, IN) and WiFiRanger(™) (Meridian, ID) announced today that “in-coach” private/secure local networking and WIFI signal boosting will be a standard feature on selected REV Class A Motorhomes in model year 2020. “REV RV Group has a reputation of providing our customers with standard features they don’t typically find on other motorhome makes or in aftermarket channels. We’re continuing that reputation by announcing the WiFiRanger(™) Sky4 DC as a standard feature on all of our class A gas products, and the WiFiRanger(™) Sky4 ProPack w/LTE as a selected option on all 2020 products.” said Don Gephart, Marketing Manager at REV. “Our customers continue to ask for secure, reliable, user-friendly connectivity solutions while they’re traveling in their REV coach, and we listened by making WiFiRanger(™) a standard factory feature.” continued Don. 

    "With several WiFi+LTE solutions out there we know REV GROUP had choices.  We’re naturally encouraged they see the value & stability WiFiRanger(™) firmware/hardware is known for across the industry.  Having REV GROUP as part of our elite OEM roster has further accelerated our footprint in the RV Industry and we’re looking forward to providing safe, reliable connectivity services to REV Customers.” said Jim Owsley, VP of Marketing & Communications of WiFiRanger(™).

    REV GROUP is the leader in connecting and protecting communities around the clock and around the world with a lineup of vehicles that have long served the bus, emergency, recreation and speciality markets.  WiFiRanger(™) products are envisioned, designed & assembled in Meridian Idaho.  See product information at WiFiRanger.com.  For OE integration of WiFiRanger(™) through MITO Corporation in Elkhart, Indiana call 574-295-2441.

  • WiFiRanger To Debut Converge™ Innovative New Product Ecosystem At RVX Open or Close

     

    (2019-3-4)

    WiFiRanger To Debut Converge™ Innovative New Product Ecosystem At RVX

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    March 4th, 2019 - Meridian, Idaho - WiFiRanger, the leader in Innovative RV connectivity & control solutions, today announced their next generation product line to debut at RVX including a complete new ecosystem of products encapsulating innovative improvements to Connectivity, Voice & App Control, and Media Access Simplification.

    “The entire objective of the Converge(™) product line has been to re-think standards the legacy RV industry has dealt with, and then envision what the user experience should be. Converge(™) delivers this through a rooftop system, encapsulating multiple systems & minimizing footprint while converging WiFi, LTE, Radio, HDTV, and GPS into a single beautiful enclosure. The indoor products include our Private AI Universal Assistant, and the wall InfoCenter that simplifies RV connectivity and control for the owner. All products are equally controlled by voice, or via more traditional handheld device apps.” -Kelly Hogan, CEO & Visionary, WiFiRanger

    The fin shaped outdoor base platform is designed to include WiFiRangers renowned long range WiFi, LTE & GPS solutions, with an optional AM/FM and high gain amplified omni HDTV antenna for OTA TV, as well as the new OptionDeck(™) OnPoint antenna rotator allowing long range HDTV directional head end antennas to be easily pointed. The indoor AI Universal Assistant product houses the powerful & private AI engine allowing voice control of all systems within the RV, in an ergonomic ceiling mounted package including beam forming LEDs with microphones, as well as a convenient LED ceiling light. The InfoCenter wall device replaces the legacy TV wall plate with a powerful Antenna/Cable switch box including amplifier DC injection, offering dual USB charge points, and a convenient handheld device holding bail. It may also include a touch screen enabled WiFiRanger, allowing more features and converting stand alone WiFiRanger outdoor units into the desired pack offering.

    “An equally important consideration in the design of the ecosystem was to re-imagine the aesthetics of devices inside, and on the roof of the RV. It seemed to us that manufacturers and owners were limited to roof devices resembling buckets, boxes, or mushrooms, so we proved that function and beauty can co-exist in an aerodynamic and aesthetically pleasing fin shape, housing communication antennas and facilitating options for the future.” Continued Hogan.

    Volume orders may be placed now for the product line and will begin shipping to key OE’s and aftermarket customers in July 2019.
     
    WiFiRanger products are envisioned, designed and assembled in Meridian Idaho. Information and ordering is available directly at WIFIRanger.com and direct inquiries can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 208-321-5544.

    For RV OE integration and sales through MITO Corporation in Elkhart, Indiana call 574-295-2441 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • WiFiRanger, Sky4 LTE Pack, Earns Industry Recognition for Innovation, Sets Stage for Next-Gen Tech Unveiling at RVX. Open or Close

    (2019-2-28)

    WiFiRanger, Sky4 LTE Pack, Earns Industry Recognition for Innovation, Sets Stage for Next-Gen Tech Unveiling at RVX.

    RV Industry Veterans and Judges tap WiFiRanger as a 2019 RISE Award "Finalist" for product innovations brought to market in 2018 with industry leading technology for security, automation, range, connectivity and GPS/AI Integration.

    February 28th, 2019 - Meridian, Idaho - WiFiRanger, the leader in Innovative RV connectivity solutions, and MITO Corporation, OEM RV supplier of innovations for comfort, convenience and safety, are proud to announce the selection of the Sky 4 Pack LTE technology as one of five finalists in the inaugural RVBusiness RISE (Recognizing Innovation & Supplier Excellence) Awards program. 
     
    The Sky 4 LTE Pack is a WiFiBoosting device that delivers upgrades on many features from previous models including but not limited to increased range, SafeSurf® security encryption, LTE modem, improved automatic connection and bonding, as well as GPS telemetry data collection for future AI use for connected devices.   
     
    “We are honored to receive this award for the Sky 4 LTE Pack Technology,” states Kelly Hogan, CEO & Visionary, WiFiRanger “We are thrilled with the advancements and improvements to our base technology that we brought to market in 2018 and appreciate the recognition for our dedication to innovation at WiFiRanger with this prestigious award. We hope to make a solid case to win this award again next year with the unveiling of our upcoming line of products that incorporates this next-gen technology into a new form factor and feature packed all-in-one unit for the 2020 model year.”
     
    “Being a finalist in the inaugural year of this award is thrilling for MITO Corporation as the distributing partner of WiFiRanger.” notes industry veteran and VP of MITO Product Development, Rod Hire. “Kelly and his crew have done a great job developing a solid product with year over year innovation. It would be hard to find anyone more deserving of this honor for all they have done, and are going to do in the near future for the RV Industry.”

    Designed to showcase and honor the best and most innovative new OEM and aftermarket products for the 2019 RV model year, WiFiRanger Sky 4 Pack LTE will be recognized at RVX: The RV Experience,” hosted by the RV Industry Association (RVIA) on March 14 in Salt Lake City, Utah. At that time, the overall RISE Award winners in each category — drawn from the finalists — will be announced live on stage.
     
    Five finalists were selected in each category from over 70 submissions by an independent panel of judges based on innovation, functionality, customer acceptance, competitive impact, performance measures and other criteria.
     
    WiFiRanger will use this momentum to announce their newest innovation that offers a convergence of features in an all new form factor prior to RVX. 
     
    WiFiRanger products are envisioned, designed and assembled in Meridian Idaho. Information and ordering is available directly at WIFIRanger.com and direct inquiries can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 208-321-5544.

    For RV OE integration and sales through MITO Corporation in Elkhart, Indiana call 574-295-2441 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • WiFiRanger Announces Enhancements To SafeSurf™ VPN Open or Close

    (2018-12-6)

    WiFiRanger Announces Enhancements To SafeSurf™ VPN To Include AI and Machine Learning Data Inspection For Greater RV Connectivity Security.

    Enhancing RV Device Security With Latest Firewall and Artificial Intelligence Tools

    December 6th, 2018 - Meridian, Idaho - WiFiRanger, the leader in Innovative RV connectivity solutions, today announced upgrades to their renowned SafeSurf™ VPN system embedded in every WiFiRanger, improving security and safety of using transitory data services commonly used by the RV industry. The service will dramatically increase connectivity security by implementing Stateful Packet Inspection, Malware Interrogation, and introduce AI and Machine Learning Technologies to identify potential threats prior to the data being delivered to the customer.

    “As an ISP, and an RV router company, we understand the constant and pervasive threat to users of the Internet. Inserting Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in the data delivery path is the best way to stay ahead of future threats. While other RV connectivity solutions are still struggling with security issues, our latest initiative is to build upon our already solid security infrastructure, improving our SafeSurf(™) users confidence that there is another level of inspection being done to protect their identity, data, and internal devices.” -Kelly Hogan, CEO & Visionary, WiFiRanger

    The enhancement will be entirely provisioned at the WiFiRanger Data Center, located within their corporate headquarters in Meridian, Idaho, using some of the most robust and current hardware and AI tools. Users of SafeSurf(™) will automatically be routed through the interrogation system, and threats and compromise data will be stopped prior to being delivered to the in-field WiFiRanger, regardless of the connection type. A free and automatic upgrade to WiFiRangers will be provided as the service rolls out in volume to their 100,000+ customers.

    “As we see RV customers installing more & more off-the-shelf IoT devices (e.g. “Smart” thermostats, pet feeders, doorbells, etc.) that lack firewalls and data inspection, we went to work ensuring data delivered to those devices stays encrypted and inspected for injections of malware that could compromise the customers devices and private network. Regardless of whether connected via WiFi, or LTE, all device connections need to be interrogated for veracity, due to the fact that zero-day future compromises can come from within the weakest device in a private network.” Continued Hogan.

    The upgrades to the data center and service are underway, with external beta users beginning in Q1 of CY2019, and all current WiFIRanger customers using SafeSurf™ being routed through the new system as the AI models mature and are proven for reliability and consistency.

    WiFiRanger products are envisioned, designed & assembled in Meridian Idaho. Information and ordering is available directly at WIFIRanger.com and direct inquiries can be eMailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 208-321-5544.

  • WiFiRanger Releases Upgrade to SkyPro AI & Sky4 AI Product Lines For Data Acquisition. Open or Close

    (2018-11-18)

    WiFiRanger Releases Upgrade to SkyPro AI & Sky4 AI Product Lines For Data Acquisition.

    Upgrades pave the pathway for improved AI services and integrations with telemetry data acquisition & positional tracking capabilities. 

    November 5th, 2018 - Meridian, Idaho - WiFiRanger, the leader in Innovative RV connectivity solutions, today announced upgrades to their popular SkyPro and Sky4 LTE enabled connectivity solutions for the RV industry with hardware features specifically included for telemetry based data acquisition and cloud storage. Both products have been upgraded to include a real-time GPS module option allowing precise positional and time based data that is automatically moved to the cloud for review by authorized users.

    “As we increase the types of data that we are acquiring with our renown connectivity solutions, we found it important to combine that data with exact time, positional, heading, and velocity data that can make information obtained more meaningful to the parties or AI systems looking at it. Adding a GPS extends the capabilities of our product line to new areas by collecting and forwarding telemetry data to the cloud for review.” -Kelly Hogan, CEO & Visionary, WiFiRanger

    The collected data is stored in the WiFiRanger for secure delivery to the cloud when the unit is online through any connectivity method, or can be delivered realtime to the cloud if the units include a Category 1 or 4 LTE modem. Once in the cloud, with permission, the data is archived and made available to owners, OE’s, system manufacturers, etc. for a variety of uses including service analysis, positional tracking, and system performance under circumstance.

    The exact position information can also be summoned while online by authorized applications seeking where the RV is located. This can be used for security, remote location, theft recovery, and other customer centric uses.

    “Acquiring quality and quantitative data is critical to applying AI to the sets of data to improve the ownership experience of RVs. We are focused on developing the most comprehensive data pool about how RVs are used and the relevant data surrounding systems and components.” Continued Hogan.

    SkyPro AI and Sky4 AI shipments are scheduled for key OE’s in Q4 2018 with volume deliveries scheduled for model change Q1 2019.

    WiFiRanger products are envisioned, designed & assembled in Meridian Idaho. Information and ordering is available directly at WIFIRanger.com and direct inquiries can be eMailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 208-321-5544.

    For OE integration through MITO Corporation in Elkhart, Indiana call
    574-295-2441 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • WiFiRanger Partners With Yak Power On First "HEY RANGER READY" Initiative Open or Close

    (2018-9-24)

    WiFiRanger Partners With Yak Power On First "HEY RANGER READY" Initiative.

    "HEY RANGER" Enables Voice Control & AI  of New Award Winning Power Switching System.

    September 24th, 2018 - Meridian, Idaho - WiFiRanger, the leader in Innovative RV solutions, today announced their first “Hey Ranger Ready” alignment with Yak Power’s innovative new switching system. The arrangement allows a drop in module to the versatile Eight Circuit Yak Power Digital Switching System that makes it entirely controllable via secure and private voice commands issued by the new WiFiRanger AI Universal Assistant.

    “The Yak Power systems unique and flexible wireless architecture allowed us to quickly develop "skills" to engage all the switching components from our AI Universal Assistant, making its already simple use, even more convenient.” -Kelly Hogan, CEO & Visionary, WiFiRanger

    The ‘Hey Ranger Ready’ initiative is an open based way of registering and sharing control protocols of new and legacy RV systems allowing owners of WiFiRanger AI Universal Assistant’s to summon control and status of their RV via voice. Based on the growing standards of skills and voice interpretation tools, WiFIRanger has began building a skills database and aligning the control mechanisms based around IP, Bluetooth, or proprietary hardware protocols, and making those skills available to WiFiRanger owners for installation upon their AI Universal Assistants.

    For proprietary systems already in the field, WiFiRanger has began building hardware bridges that allow connection to the AI system via a custom hardware device that interprets and encodes the legacy information, passing it to and from the AI system for processing.

    The open approach taken allows OE’s to select from the best system solutions on the market, and then request vendors to provide their control protocols to build skills that sync with the WIFIRanger, or, use one of the hardware bridges that WIFRanger has engineered to run each proprietary system solution.

    “As an example of the power of our initiative, we built a hardware bridge to the legendary SeeLevel II tank management system, allowing any owner of these systems to summon tank status by simply asking. What a great way to give back to the RV industry than to voice enable 20 years of legacy equipment! We will work with any systems provider in helping them develop skills for their systems, and can also assist in designing hardware bridges to the proprietary hardware.” continued Hogan.

    “Our goal has always been to make a simple, flexible, and price competitive switching system for the RV industry, and adding Voice Control and AI onto it really hits the mark in terms of innovating the industry. We’re happy to have the opportunity to be one of the first system vendors to adhere to the ‘Hey Ranger Ready’ standard and deliver the most value to our OE and end customers.” - Jon Jordan, President & CEO, Yak Power

    CONTACT:
    WiFiRanger products are envisioned, designed & assembled in Meridian Idaho. Information and ordering is available directly at WIFIRanger.com and direct inquiries can be eMailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 208-321-5544.

    Yak Power products are designed & engineered in Baton Rouge, La. and was the recent recipient of the Product and Industry Award for "Best Rigging & Outfitting" from Paddling Magazine for its Eight Circuit Digital Switching System. Information available at Yak-Power.com and inquiries can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call  225-272-7135. 

    For OEM integration for both HeyRanger and YAK Power through MITO Corporation in Elkhart, Indiana email //This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./" target="_blank" style="text-size-adjust: 100%; color: rgb(43, 170, 223); font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 574-295-2441. MITO-OEM.com

  • WiFiRanger Innovates RV Industry With “Hey Ranger” AI Universal Assistant Open or Close

    (2018-9-20)

    WiFiRanger Innovates RV Industry With “Hey Ranger” AI Universal Assistant

    Enabling Private, Secure Voice Control and Monitoring of New & Legacy Systems

    Meridian, Idaho — Sept, 20th 2018 — WiFiRanger, the leader in Innovative RV solutions, today announced their next generation device for RV systems control and monitoring. The “Hey Ranger” AI Universal Assistant is an offline, artificial intelligence assistant with a custom vocabulary and skillset that allows voice control of nearly any kind of RV component or system (e.g. lights, awnings, slides, generators, pumps, battery life, etc). Systems manufacturers can build open based “skills” that allow the Hey Ranger AI Universal Assistant to manage and report system status for their unique RV component.

    “After mastering the RV connectivity solution we turned our innovative technology team to the next major industry challenge: use voice control and AI to make complex technology in RVs... simple & hidden. Apps, wall panels, annunciators, tablets, and remote access are last decade news. The future is all about AI and voice control, so we built an open based system that meets the challenge.” -Kelly Hogan, CEO & Visionary, WiFiRanger.

    The Hey Ranger AI Universal Assistant is an accessory that works stand alone with WiFiRanger functionality or in conjunction with any generation of WiFiRanger. Owners can easily install skills through the WiFiRanger Control Panel for a variety of “Hey Ranger Ready” systems and immediately control those systems via voice. The system is entirely self contained which means it does not need the online cloud for processing voice or AI functions. This “localized” platform insures the privacy and security of an owner’s voice commands and does not require an internet connection to work. So if an RV owner is dry camping in the middle of nowhere he or she can roll over in bed and simply say, “Hey Ranger, start the generator.”

    The open approach taken allows OE’s to select from the best system solutions on the market, and then request vendors to provide their control protocols to build skills that sync with the WIFIRanger, or, use one of the hardware bridges that WIFRanger has engineered to run each proprietary system solution. Moreover, the system allows OE’s to create custom brand vocabularies for the learning engine, so that unique features and areas in an RV can be summoned by the assistant.

    “Listening to our nearly 100,000 direct customers and OE’s implementing new technology, we heard some consistent themes” continued Hogan. “Phone apps, inconsistent wall annunciators, and other clunky systems can make technology in the RV more of a burden than a convenience. Picking up your tablet... swiping to find the app... waiting for it to load... then figuring out which button to push just to turn on the water pump is, well, cumbersome. It’s much faster and more natural to simply say... ‘Hey Ranger, turn on the pump’ and let the AI figure out what switch is where, what vendor pump, and how to do it.”

    WIFIRanger also facilitates complete owner security and privacy by allowing customers to record their own wakeup word for their RV or implement a dialogue verbal PIN prior to performing an action.

    “If you want to call your RV Blaise Pascal, you can record your own wake up word, tuned to your voice, and say, Hey Blaise Pascal, how much water do I have... and the assistant will calculate and respond accordingly.” Hogan joked.

    Adding to the convenience of the system, once the Hey Ranger AI Universal Assistant is online via the WiFiRanger, it can be summoned to temporarily act like an AlexaTM or OK GoogleTM device if the owner has accounts for those services, extending usage to those services as well.

    WiFiRanger is already working with several systems manufacturers and will debut the prototype system at the Elkhart RV Open House on September 24th-28th. The prototype will include showcasing voice control of lights, awnings, pumps, fans, and monitoring of legacy tank systems through a custom hardware bridge.

    Initial shipments are scheduled for key OE’s in Q1 2019 with volume deliveries scheduled for model change mid 2019, and skills developed for a variety of system components.

  • Industry Leaders Join WiFiRanger, Expands “Hey Ranger Ready” Initiative. Open or Close

    (2018-8-26)

    Industry Leaders Join WiFiRanger, Expands “Hey Ranger Ready” Initiative.

    Plans Enabling Voice Control & AI of More Sub-Systems by Q1 2019

    September 26th, 2018 - Meridian, Idaho - WiFiRanger, the leader in Innovative RV solutions, today announced additional support and intentions for new bridges allowing voice and AI control and monitoring of industry leading solutions for the RV industry. The initiative will include support for devices from Xantrex, Firefly Integrations, Garnet SeeLevel, Silverleaf, Yak Power Systems, and KIB Systems.

    “Our open design is allowing us to quickly build bridges to voice enable other devices that have traditionally not allowed this kind of functionality. We will work with these initial vendors to improve the value proposition to their customers with a seamless “Hey Ranger” capability built within the RV by Q1 of 2019.” -Kelly Hogan, CEO & Visionary, WiFiRanger

    The ‘Hey Ranger Ready’ initiative is an open based way of registering and sharing control protocols of new and legacy RV systems allowing owners of WiFiRanger AI Universal Assistant’s to summon control and status of their RV via voice. Based on the growing standards of skills and voice interpretation tools, WiFIRanger has began building a skills database and aligning the control mechanisms based around IP, Bluetooth, or proprietary hardware protocols, and making those skills available to WiFiRanger owners for installation upon their AI Universal Assistants.

    For proprietary systems already in the field, WiFiRanger has began building hardware bridges that allow connection to the AI system via a custom hardware device that interprets and encodes the legacy information, passing it to and from the AI system for processing.

    The open approach taken allows OE’s to still select from the best system solutions on the market, and then request vendors to provide their control protocols to build skills that sync with the WIFIRanger, or, use one of the hardware bridges that WIFRanger has engineered to run each proprietary system solution.

    “As an example of the power of our initiative, we built a hardware bridge to the legendary SeeLevel II tank management system, allowing any owner of these systems to summon tank status by simply asking. We will work with any systems provider in helping them develop skills for their systems, and can also assist in designing hardware bridges to the proprietary hardware.” continued Hogan.

     

  • WiFiRanger Announces New MicroLTE Pack Availability Open or Close

    (2018-1-3)

    WiFiRanger Announces New MicroLTE Pack Availability

    Value Designed LTE Outdoor Cellular & WiFi with Micro Indoor Router

    January 3rd, 2018 - Meridian, Idaho - WiFiRanger, the leader in RV networking solutions, announced today their latest LTE offering for the RV Industry. The WiFiRanger MicroLTE Pack is a unified aftermarket solution for both Cellular and WiFi Internet access. It is bundled with a ready-to-activate Millenicom SIM installed for the customer.

    The pack includes a powerful Sky3 outdoor unit, equipped with a Category 4 LTE modem, high gain WiFi antenna, and the innovative WiFiRanger Micro indoor router. About the size of a matchbook, the indoor router is small and compact, but offers all the features WiFiRanger is best known for, including SafeSurf(TM), Multi-WAN Bonding, Auto Login at thousands of RV parks, and intelligent bandwidth management for automatically optimizing the LTE data usage.

    “Every RV owner knows that space is at a premium in an RV, so we answered the request to make the indoor router as small as possible. We made it so small, that you may need your reading glasses to find it!” -Kelly Hogan, CEO, WiFiRanger

    The WiFiRanger MicroLTE Pack is conveniently powered by 12VDC, drawing very little current, so it may be used even while boondocking and dry camping.

    “The entire design of this pack is to improve internet availability at an affordable price. With an MSRP of $299, this is a fantastic value for a complete LTE equipped solution, with all the benefits of having both indoor and outdoor devices on the RV.” continued Hogan.

    Initial shipments are scheduled for January 15th, with full production availability in mid February.

    WiFiRanger partnered with Millenicom, the leader in affordable Cellular data plans for the mobile lifestyle community, in order to provide customers with a turn-key, no contract WiFi and Cellular solution. Customers may activate their own Millenicom account as needed through a simple and easy-to-use web portal, and only have the plan active when needed.

    “Providing great value in Cellular data has always been the aim, and now having outdoor LTE connectivity combined with WiFi makes mobile internet entirely better and more reliable.” -Dennis Castle, Director, Millenicom

    WiFiRanger products, assembled and designed in Meridian, Idaho, are available directly at wifiranger.com or for OE integration from their Elkhart, Indiana distributor, MITO Corporation. For aftermarket information, inquiries can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 208-321-5544 while for OE inquiries, call MITO at 574-295-2441.

  • WiFiRanger Releases 7.0.7 Firmware Open or Close

    (2017-11-8)

    WiFiRanger Releases 7.0.7 Firmware

    We have released a firmware update that is available to all of our products including those previously defined as at their end of life. This firmware update has several bug fixes and reliability improvements, but most importantly, the resolution to the globally recognized KRACK security flaw with the WPA2 encryption method. We are proud to have resolved this security issue alongside the other few prominent and leading router manufacturers who quickly addressed the issue to keep their customers secure. 

    7.0.7 Firmware Changelog:

    • Fixed KRACK Security Issue
    • Fixed DHCP NAK Bug
    • Fixed WFRControl Random Unpairing Bug
    • Fixed BootLoader Ethernet Port Bug
    • Improved Usage Tracking Stability
    • Improved USB Cellular Stability
    • Increased USB Cellular Tethering Support
    • Updated Wireless Drivers
    • Changed Firmware Update to Require Product Registration
  • WiFiRanger Announces KRACK Vulnerability Patch Open or Close

    (2017-10-20)

    WiFiRanger Announces KRACK Vulnerability Patch

    WiFiRanger has released a hot fix version 7.0.7 of its Phantom Firmware that resolves the WPA2 KRACK vulnerability issue. The firmware update is being tested internally, with availability to the beta group on October 23rd. Waves of downloads will become available for all current product owners beginning on October 26th.

    WiFiRanger founder and product visionary, Kelly Hogan, commented: “Upon hearing of the vulnerability and its potential, we redirected all firmware engineering efforts to a resolution as soon as possible. We know that our customers want the most secure network possible, relying upon our efforts to ensure maximum security. We’re pleased that we were able to quickly protect our thousands of customers, securing their RV networks within days of the exploit discovery.”

    Existing customers should await until they see the “Update Firmware” link in their Control Panel at the upper right corner, updating while on a solid connection to the Internet.

  • WiFiRanger Ships 40,000th Unit Open or Close

    (2017-10-05)

    WiFiRanger Ships 40,000th Unit to End Customers, Expands Manufacturing Capacity

    After 8 years of consisent OE & End Customer Demand, Rapid Adoption Continues

    WiFiRanger, the Premier RV Network solution, shipped its 40,000th unit this week, after strong and significant demand from its large customer base. With 30% of all WiFiRangers sold going direct to the aftermarket customer base, and the 70% being installed directly by industry leading coach and towable manufacturers, it is becoming clear that the market expects the rich features and capabilities of the WiFiRanger network solution over all others.

    “We’re very pleased with the relationships we’ve established with leading brands of towable and coach units in the RV industry. The change in demographic of the RV market buyer is demanding experience, reputation, and proven results with a WiFi and Cellular tethering system, and WiFiRanger pioneered that technology. We continue to innovate new features for not only the end customer, but for the OE’s themselves, simplifying their technology adoption and usability at the RV level.” explained Kelly Hogan, CEO and Product Visionary, WiFiRanger.

    With 40,000 units operating in the field, WiFiRanger gathers better customer feedback and suggestions, allowing them to innovate new and desired capabilities into the product, and work with major manufacturers on implementing needed shop floor tools for the implementation of technology-rich towable and coach offerings.

    WiFiRanger has recently quadrupled their manufacturing capacity in their Meridian, Idaho manufacturing facility, and facilitated stocks of available inventory with their Elkhart-based exclusive distributor, MITO Corporation.

    “We’ve built up a good supply of our most popular products in Elkhart with MITO so that new OE customers can immediately take advantage of the excellent features and reputation by including a WiFiRanger solution.” Hogan continued.

    WiFiRanger offers a spectrum of solutions to the RV market, matching network solutions from small towable’s to class A luxury coaches.


    WiFiRanger products, assembled and designed in Meridian, Idaho, are available directly at wifiranger.com or for OE integration from their Elkhart, Indiana distributor, MITO Corporation. For more information, direct inquiries can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 208-321-5544 or for OE inquiries, call 574-295-2441.

  • New Cellular LTE Solutions Open or Close

    (2017-04-05)

    Embedded LTE Outdoor Cellular Modem Allows Customer Choice of Carriers

    WiFiRanger, the leader in RV networking solutions, today announced their latest innovation of embedded LTE modem support within their outdoor Sky product line, including the ability for end consumers to bring their own device, or add the Sky product to their existing cellular plan. Limited units available immediately, with full production in May, this offering allows better reception for the data device, by moving the modem out of the coach or RV, and in clear view of the cellular towers, improving reception and data speeds.

    “An issue commonly faced by those with a mobile lifestyle is that other integrated Cellular solutions are often locked into a specific carrier or an overpriced plan, but we are liberating the consumer so they can choose their own carrier, device, and plan.” -Evan Sorenson, Brand Developer, WiFiRanger

    For the coach manufacturer market, individual OE’s may select any carrier, including AT&T, Verizon, or any of the other major carriers and WiFiRanger will include the appropriate modem and SIM desired in the industry standard Sky3 or SkyPro product line used on thousands of RVs each year.

    “We are proud to be providing RV manufacturers with WiFiRanger products, the absolute best RV networking solutions, now with LTE integration at an amazing price-point.” -Rod Hire, Vice President of Sales, MITO Corporation

    For the direct to consumer market, WiFiRanger expanded its SkyPro product line to include their innovative YODPod.tm (Your Own Device, Pod) The YODPod is an IP67 rated sealed enclosure within the WiFiRanger SkyPro allowing either the WiFiRanger LTE modem, or the customer’s existing USB cellular device within, granting the advantages of outdoor reception and antennas, and improved speeds, all without another data plan or carrier to contend with.

    WiFiRanger has always supported customer USB cellular tethering, including bonding of multiple Internet sources for performance and redundancy. This integration improves capabilities further, by utilizing seamless fail-over and fail-back from the cellular devices to insure continuous connectivity for the RV and its owner, saving precious data automatically.

    “Make it simple, make it automatic, make it magic. That’s always been our goal, improving RV internet connectivity in an innovative way. Our latest LTE integration takes these concepts to the next level, providing better performance, consumer choice of carrier, and simple operation for the owner.” -Kelly Hogan, CEO, WiFiRanger

    WiFiRanger has also partnered with Millenicom, the leader in affordable Cellular data plans for the mobile lifestyle community, in order to provide customers with a turn-key, no contract WiFi and Cellular solution. The WiFiRanger LTE modem is integrated directly into the SkyPro LTE product with inactive SIM, allowing the end-consumer to activate their own Millenicom account as needed through a simple and easy-to-use web portal.

    “Providing great value in Cellular data has always been the aim, and now having outdoor LTE connectivity combined with WiFi makes mobile internet entirely better and more reliable.” - Dennis Castle, Director, Millenicom


    WiFiRanger LTE Modem Installed with SIM Slot Exposed for Easy Insertion

    WFR YODPOD LTE MODEM


    WiFiRanger YODPodTM with Customer-installed Modem

    WFR YODPOD ATT MODEM

  • 7.0.6 Firmware Released Open or Close

    (2017-03-7)

    7.0.6 Firmware Released

    Based on feedback and thorough testing by our dedicated BETA group, we've released 7.0.6 Firmware which improves overall performance and stability from 7.0.3 firmware. This release is also intended to optimize performance on legacy products, and it will be the final firmware version for the following end-of-life WiFiRanger products:

    • Home / Pro
    • Go
    • X
    • Mobile
    • MobileTi
    • Marine

    7.0.6 Changelog

    • Improved Multi-WAN Performance & Bug Fixes
    • Improved WFRControl Performance & Bug Fixes
    • Improved Status Messaging Accuracy & Consistency
    • Improved USB Cellular Tethering Reliability
    • Improved Overall Performance & Optimization
    • Improved Performance for Legacy Products 
    • Fixed Automatic Speedtest Bug
    • Fixed Sky2 WiFi Connection Bug
    • Fixed Power-cycle Factory Reset Bug
    • Added DNS Fallback Feature (automatically resolves DNS issues better) 
    • Added True OPEN Guest Network Feature (no passcode makes it fully OPEN)
    • Added Core, GoAC, SkyPro, & EliteAC Support (added wireless 802.11ac support)
    • Added Several Modems to Supported List
  • 7.0.3 Firmware Released Open or Close

    (2016-02-12)

    7.0.3 Firmware Released

    Based on feedback and thorough testing by our dedicated BETA group, we've released 7.0.3 Firmware which improves overall performance and stability from 7.0.2 firmware.

    7.0.3 Changelog

    • Multi-WAN Improvements
    • WFRControl Improvements
    • Increased WiFi Throughput Speeds
    • Added Several Modems to Supported List
    • Overall Performance & Reliability Improvements
  • Mini Pack Released Open or Close

    (2015-05-15)

    New Entry-Level Pack Released

    Products Made to Fit Pricepoints without Sacrificing Functionality


    We have released the WiFiRanger Mini Pack to replace the RV Pack2. This new offering is a great solution for those who want the full features of the Elite Pack, but at a lower cost. The Mini Pack includes the new indoor WiFiRanger Mini and outdoor Sky2. Equipped with a USB port for tethering an Aircard or MiFi, the Mini provides excellent functionality to pair the outdoor Sky2 with Cellular data from your carrier. The Mini also has POE output on port 2 to both power and interconnect the Sky2. 

    The new Sky2 has the same range capability as the original Sky, but in a smaller package that's half the cost. Another advantage of the new Sky2 is that its ethernet cable exits the side instead of the bottom, so that you don't have to drill a hole for the cable entry. The ethernet cable can be easily routed down through an alternate avenue to avoid drilling a hole. 

    Learn more about the Mini Pack here

  • 7.0.1 Firmware Changelog Open or Close

    (2015-02-03)

    Proudly Releasing Phantom Firmware


    Numerous new features and improvements have made Phantom Firmware the best WiFiRanger has every released. Enjoy powerful features that help you unite all your internet sources and manage all the bandwidth.

    Learn more about the Elite system here

     

    Major New Features

    • Multi-WAN
    • Usage Tracking
    • Safe Surf
    • Remote Conduits
    • Social Info

     

    Minor New Features

    • Added UPnP Support
    • Added Range Options
    • Added LED Blackout Mode
    • Added Static IP Assignment
    • Added Hidden Network Support
    • Added Cloud Data Synchronization
    • Added Tagging by Internet Connector
    • Added Mobile Version of Control Panel
    • Added Password Protection to Control Panel
    • Added More Options to Public Wireless Network
    • Added Simple & Advanced Control Panel Modes

     

    Improvements

    • Resolved Various Bugs & Issues
    • Increased Wireless Performance
    • Increased General Networking Reliability
    • Increased Control Panel Responsiveness
    • Increased Aircard/MiFi Support & Stability
    • Increased WFRControl Reliability & Responsiveness
    • Increased Filtered Network Reliability & Performance
    • Increased Control Panel Organization & Consistency
    • Increased Status Messaging Accuracy & Consistency