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AT&T Unite Explore Mobile WiFi Hotspot by NETGEAR garners top industry award for unique, rugged industrial design

SAN JOSE, Calif. — July 5th, 2016NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), a leading provider of networking equipment for the home and small businesses, is honored to have won a Red Dot Award for its design for the AirCard® 815S mobile hotspot (AC815S). The AirCard 815S is the first rugged mobile WiFi hotspot available for AT&T service and is available in the U.S. under the brand name of AT&T Unite Explore.

Since1955, the Red Dot Award has been seen throughout the world and across different industries as the premiere award for high design quality. An international Red Dot jury bestows the sought-after seal of quality only to those products that stand out clearly from comparable entries thanks to their excellent design. This year, a record 5,200 entries from 57 nations competed for the Red Dot: Product Design designation, which culminates in the Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany, on July 4, 2016. The winning products are presented in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” before being included in exhibitions in the Red Dot Design Museums in Essen, Singapore and Taipei.

As NETGEAR celebrates its 20thanniversary this year, we are honored to have our emphasis on design recognized again in such a prestigious competition,” said James Hathway, senior industrial designer for NETGEAR. “The aesthetic quality of NETGEAR products has been an important component of product development since our early days, so we’re thrilled that the Red Dot jury has applauded the unique aspects of the rugged AT&T Unite Explore.”

The rugged AT&T Unite Explore is dustproof and water- and shock-resistant, so it’s able to handle the bumps of everyday lifei. Even if you’re in wet or dusty conditions, the Unite Explore can withstand drops, spills and sand. The Unite Explore’s advanced parental controls enable the user to block websites depending on the content. The Unite Explore also has Guest WiFi with an optional timer that will automatically disconnect users after a predetermined amount of time. With just a click, you can share your 4G LTE connection with up to 15 laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, gaming consoles and other WiFi enabled devices. This hotspot also offers international roaming compatibility on 4G LTE where it is availableii. Just toss it into your backpack, briefcase or the back seat.

Check out the AT&T Unite Explore in action in this video.

Key Features:

  • Rugged design – dustproof, water and shock-resistant (IP65 rating and certified to meet MIL-STD-810G standard for shock resistance)

  • Guest WiFi with optional timer

  • Content filtering (parental controls)

  • Up to 22 hours of battery life on a single charge

  • BatteryBoost to help keep your smartphone charged

  • Dual-Band 802. 11ac/b/g/n WiFi technology

  • LTE Advanced and globally compatible on 4G LTE

  • Intuitive touchscreen to monitor data usage, battery life and network connections

  • Securely connect up to 15 WiFi devices (hotspot password required)

Pricing and Availability

The Unite Explore is available for $49.99 with a two-year agreementiiion the AT&T website and in AT&T stores.

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 31,000 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 pageor by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitterand Facebook.

©2016 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and AirCard are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.:This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.


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i Meets US MIL-STD-810G for shock-resistance. Certified IP65 for protection against dust and water jets. Device will not operate under water and should be dried as quickly as possible when wet. Shock-resistant when dropped from ≤ 4 ft. onto flat surface. Device may not perform as shown in all extreme conditions.

ii 4G LTE not available everywhere. LTE is a trademark of ETSI. International roaming data rates apply outside the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S.V.I.  Visit data and select tablet and laptops to review international travel data packages available for select countries. Pay-per-use rates apply without a package. For cruise ship travel data packages, see ships.  Pricing, fees, and terms subject to change and may be modified, terminated, or discontinued at any time without notice.  Additional restrictions apply.

iii Qualifying DataConnect or Mobile Share plan required. Devices connected to a Mobile Hotspot use data from your plan. Overage charges apply if you exceed your monthly data allowance. Number of devices you can connect depends on your device. Performance varies based on number of devices connected and other factors. If you do not use a password, others will be able to use your Mobile Hotspot. Visit a store or to learn more.