NETGEAR INTRODUCES WAC510, THE INDUSTRY’S EASIEST-TO-MANAGE WIRELESS AC WAVE 2 ACCESS POINT

With MU-MIMO and PoE, the NETGEAR Insight app-managed WAC510 Access Point delivers high performance and flexible deployment for high-density small businesses

LAS VEGAS — January 4, 2017 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), a leading provider of networking equipment for homes and small-to-medium businesses (SMBs), is launching its first wireless access point offering easy management through the new NETGEAR Insight mobile app. 

The NETGEAR AC WiFi Business Access Point (WAC510) delivers high performance for small business, such as cafés, doctor offices and other service industry locations, requiring reliable WiFi for business applications and high-density public WiFi. 

Instead of requiring a separate wireless controller at an additional cost, the WAC510 is managed by the new NETGEAR Insight app designed for mobile interfaces, offering the industry’s easiest-to-use experience for business access point deployment.

The WAC510 Access Point also features the latest Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) technology to achieve aggregate WiFi speeds up to 1.2Gbps* and offers two Ethernet ports, including a Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) 1GbE port. 

“What could be simpler and more time-efficient than setting up and monitoring your access points through your smartphone or tablet?” said Richard Jonker, vice president of SMB product line management at NETGEAR. “The combination of performance, features, lifetime warranty and ease-of-management through our new Insight app makes the new WAC510 Access Point simply the smartest, most affordable option for businesses needing to scale their WiFi to support a growing number of users and devices.”

“Insight app management is a great addition to this high performance Access Point. I really like the overall user interface and it is very well organized.  Having all of the management capability directly in my palm, allows me an anytime, anywhere access.   I believe that the IT managers of the future are going to be very smartphone-centric, and the NETGEAR Insight app is a great testament to the company’s understanding of their customers”.  Eric Gorman, Chief Operating Officer, Integrated Enterprise Systems, New York, United States.

Top Technical Features

  • Easy, flexible installation and simplified centralized management of the WAC510 without additional hardware through the new NETGEAR Insight mobile app
  • High performance, business-class WiFi with superior dual band Wave 2 802.11ac performance and range due to 2x2 with two streams of data for aggregate throughput of up to 1.2Gbps* (300 Mbps at 2.4GHz and 900 Mbps at 5GHz)
  • MU-MIMO technology to avoid congestion and reliably enable maximum performance in high-density sites such as public WiFi hotspots 
  • Two Ethernet ports, including one Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) 1GbE 802.3af port for easy, single-wire deployment of a PoE switch
  • Two modes of operation include a router mode for single WAC510 deployment in a small office, or access point mode for multiple WAC510 deployment in a larger scenario
  • Compact, elegant design with two mounting options for optimum placement on the wall or ceiling
Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR AC WiFi Business Access Point (WAC510) has an MSRP in the U.S. of $159.99. It will become generally available this month through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites.

The WAC510 offers peace of mind with a NETGEAR lifetime hardware warranty, lifetime next business day shipping for part replacement, and lifetime technical support via online chat where available

More Information

Learn more about other NETGEAR WiFi access points for large and growing businesses from NETGEAR.com 

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 27,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.

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