iiNet Labs drops a few hints

The iiNet Labs team has been hard at work over the past few months on some new and exciting products set to be released in 2012. While we don’t want to give too much away just yet, I thought I might drop in on the iiNet Blog to let our followers know what we’ve been up to.

Not long after the release of BoB2TM and the Wireless Bridge we cracked open a few celebratory beers when the iiNet Labs was named the Best Telco Innovation at the ARN IT Industry Awards – our first award ever. Since then we’ve been flitting back and forth between our own respective contact centres and the iiNet Labs to piece together a new product. While it’s still a while away yet, the iiNet Labs team has converged upon the iiNet head office in Subiaco, WA to discuss our big release in 2012. Something this big requires all hands on deck.

We need to come up with the very best name for this thing and make sure it comes loaded with the latest technology. The tricky part is predicting what the latest technology will be several months down the track. With technology moving faster than the speed of light, this new product will need to make sure all of your needs are covered. Nevertheless, we’ve been consulting our crystal ball back at the iiNet Labs to make it happen.

While we’re working on this super-secret new product, we’d like to hear from you what kind of new product you’d like to see from iiNet. Send your suggestions through to the iiNet Labs web page. Here’s a hint though – you’ll be connected to your home in more ways than ever when you get your hands on it.

In the meantime, keep an eye out for another product launch we’ve got set for earlier in the New Year. I think a few wireless modem owners will find it very interesting indeed.


  1. Reece says:

    >> While we’re working on this super-secret new product, we’d like to hear from you what kind of new product you’d like to see from iiNet.
    How about femtocells? I have since moved away from the ‘parents nest (so it is not a problem now). but when I was living there the reception was terrible on all carriers and I would have loved to have had access to something like this. I lived 40km~ from the Perth CBD and had decent access to broadband internet, it was probably a consequence of living on a sloping hill.

  2. Jack Cola says:

    Maybe some sort of keyboard to go with Fetch TV that can directly connect stream your computer screen to the TV. So you can use your computer on the TV while sitting on the couch with a keyboard and touchpad.

    Other things it might be include:
    *Something like Apple TV or WD Live?
    *A Wireless Extender?
    *The ability to sell your internet through your WiFi connection – Eg Tomizone?

    Or a few of my BoB2 Enhancements?

  3. DavyWavy says:

    How about a Plex Media Centre Client for FetchTV?

    Its split client/server architecture makes it perfect for multi-room video and audio.

  4. Sam says:

    FETCH TV 3!!

  5. Daniel says:

    How come we see hints on new products – but no hints on new upgrades on plans?

    And I had to go back to my billion because it was more stable than the Bob I have got.

  6. Kevin McIsaac says:

    How about a stable product with all the basics working properly.

    My Belkin Bob is rubbish. It crashes and reboots most days. About 5% of the time it fails to look up a web page, however if I wait a few seconds the same link works.

    I like the idea of Bob and hope that by bringing it in house iiNET can make a stable product.

  7. Mo says:

    Sounds great, however I am looking forward to a blog post detailing your plans to update the firmware on the current BOB2 product..
    This thing lacks basic features that are available in other modems.

    Add to that the need to reset it every so often to get my internet working again…

  8. Matthew says:

    Dual Band Wireless

    …and anything else you forgot to put in BoB2 😉

    oh, a pretty traffic monitoring graph showing VoIP, IPTV and regular traffic split – so you can see at a glance how much of your pipe each is using.

  9. Simon says:

    I would love to see 802.11ac technology