A dedicated router with
Supports up to 50 end devices using the Z-Stack Router FW. In comparison to lower cost zigbee chips used in most average devices (bulbs/plugs etc) only support on average 4-6 direct children - battery powered end devices.
In comparison to the Ikea Repeater and Tuya repeaters it is much stronger radio, and has ram to support many more device. Personally I’m going to replace several Ikea repeaters and other unused plugs with 1 or 2 of these.