NETGEAR Unveils Award-Winning Line of Consumer Networking, Storage and Media Products at CES 2012
NETGEAR Provides Complete Connectivity with a New Set of Products and Technologies That Enable a Smarter, More Enjoyable WiFi Networking, Digital Entertainment and Gaming Experience
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – January 9, 2012 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR),a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today launched a number of new WiFi, networking, storage and media streaming products at CES 2012 that are set to transform the home computing and entertainment experience for consumers around the world, and cement the company’s position as the global leader of complete connectivity solutions.
Three of NETGEAR’s new products have also been honored as CES 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering Award winners. These include the company’s Media Storage Router (WNDR4700), the N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit DSL Modem Router (DGND4000) and the NETGEAR Genie® network management application.
“NETGEAR is leading the home networking revolution by redefining what the home network does and expanding its capabilities and functionality to help make people’s lives richer, more rewarding and more productive than ever before.” said NETGEAR CEO, Patrick Lo. “The smartest phone, the most capable tablet, the most feature rich connected TV, even smart appliances, all need a high performance, reliable and secure network to live up to their fullest potential. This is NETGEAR’s core mission – to deliver complete connectivity solutions and new features and capabilities for consumers around the world.”
A Better WiFi Experience
NETGEAR’s Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP) extends dual band WiFi coverage for any home network. The WN2500RP offers simultaneous dual band WiFi which extends both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands concurrently, therefore reducing the effects of WiFi interference. The device is easy to install and set up with no need for a CD or Ethernet cable. With NETGEAR’s exclusive FastLane technology, customers can enjoy fast WiFi speeds at longer distances. This NETGEAR Dual Band WiFi Range Extender is ideal for homes with a mix of high bandwidth video streaming devices such as HD/3D Smart TVs, network DVRs, streaming media players, and more. For more information, please visit:www.netgear.com/WN2500RP
NETGEAR’s N900 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter (WNDA4100) connects a notebook or desktop computer to a wireless network with ultra high speeds and is perfect for demanding applications like streaming HD video, downloading large files, and online gaming. The WNDA4100 delivers up to 450 Mbps WiFi speed on 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz frequencies and is the ideal complement to the N900 Dual Band Wireless Router (WNDR4500) and Media Storage Router (WNDR4700). Push ‘N’ Connect offers a secured connection and easy setup at the push of a button. For more information, please visit:http://www.netgear.com/wnda4100
Home Networking and Home Storage Converge
A CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree, the NETGEAR Media Storage Router (WNDR4700) embodies the intersection of two of the most important consumer technology trends of the last few years: The desire to store and stream large amounts of HD content and other media around the home and the need for high-speed, secure wireless connectivity for the rapidly growing number of Internet enabled devices in the home – everything from smartphones and tablets to game consoles, TVs and more. The ability to provide both Apple Time Machine backup and Windows PC backup services differentiates the high performance storage capabilities of this product. The Media Storage Router leaps ahead with up to 900 Mbps of combined WiFi speed and the industry’s best WiFi range for maximum performance.
The Media Storage Router comes with an integrated 2TB hard drive that is consumer-upgradable at any time. The Storage Router also provides two high-speed USB 3.0 ports for adding more storage capacity or for converting existing external USB hard drives into networked drives, making it the most advanced combination of wireless router and storage available to consumers today. For more information, please visit: http://www.netgear.com/wndr4700
Streaming Media and Home Theater
NETGEAR announced two products that make it easier than ever to connect Ethernet-enabled gaming and home theater devices to your home network. For consumers who want simple plug-and-play networking for a single device, such as a TV or a game console, NETGEAR’s new Powerline 500 Nano (XAVB5101) instantly converts a standard electrical wall outlet into a high-speed network connection that easily accommodates the most demanding multimedia tasks. For consumers who want to connect multiple devices in a room – including TVs, a network disk, media players, game consoles, PCs and other Ethernet-enabled devices – NETGEAR’s new N900 Video and Gaming 4-Port WiFi Adapter (WNCE4004) is the perfect device that can simultaneously connect up to four wired devices to your WiFi router at top speed.
NETGEAR also announced that Hulu Plus is now available on the NeoTV™ Streaming Player. Hulu Plus is the leading streaming service for current and back season TV episodes and acclaimed movies. With Hulu Plus, Netflix, Vudu™, Best Buy CinemaNow™, YouTube, Pandora®, and hundreds of other channels, NeoTV offers the best variety of both premium and long tail content. In addition, NETGEAR also announced that Intel Wireless Display technology (WiDi) will be added to future NeoTV streaming players. With Intel WiDi, customers can wirelessly display content from their laptop screen on their TV, in up to 1080p full HD video resolution. With Intel WiDi, the entire Internet becomes available on the TV through the NeoTV.
To learn more about NETGEAR’s Powerline 500 Nano and N900 Video and Gaming 4-Port WiFi Adapter, please visit http://www.netgear.com/N500 and http://www.netgear.com/N900. To learn more about NeoTV200, please visit www.netgear.com/ntv
Complete Connectivity for DSL and Cable Homes
The NETGEAR CGD3700B/CGE3700B is the industry’s first concurrent dual band WiFi cable gateway to receive modem certifications for both DOCSIS 3.0 from CableLabs and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 from Cable Europe Labs. The NETGEAR CGD3700T is the first model of its kind based on an Intel chip set to receive DOCSIS 3.0 modem certification from CableLabs. Cable Europe Labs and CableLabs develop industry specifications and conduct product certification, among other activities. For more information, please visit:http://www.cablelabs.com/ and http://www.cableeurope.eu/index.php?page=technology.
With these products, NETGEAR is also the first company to provide a choice of Broadcom or Intel based DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 modems with concurrent dual-band gateways to North American and European Multiple System Operators. This demonstrates the company’s continued leadership in offering next-generation DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 gateway devices for consumers and businesses with advanced WiFi performance. For more information, please visit: http://www.netgear.com/CGD3700B-CGE3700B andhttp://www.netgear.com/CGD3700T-CGE3700T.
Another CES 2012 Innovations Design and Engineering award honoree product, the N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit DSL Modem Router (DGND4000) provides an integrated DSL modem with high performance wireless router with speeds of up to 450 Mbps for demanding applications such as streaming HD video and multiplayer gaming. The router also includes premium features such as ReadySHARE® Cloud for remote access to the USB hard drive and ReadySHARE Printer to convert your USB printer into a networked printer.
Introducing the Smart Network Cloud Application Platform
NETGEAR’s Smart Network Cloud Application Platform is a new technology platform that enables consumers to purchase and download apps from the cloud to optimize and personalize their connected home. Enabled exclusively on NETGEAR’s latest routers, ReadyNAS® storage devices, media players and future products, the NETGEAR Smart Network gives consumers far more control over their home network than ever before and enables enhanced capabilities and management of practically any connected device.
NETGEAR’s Smart Network Cloud Application Platform allows consumers to download apps from a variety of categories to their NETGEAR home network products. These downloaded apps will enable a nearly infinite number of capabilities, controls and applications for these connected NETGEAR home network devices, including media, gaming, security, energy conservation, and more. Consumers can use apps to do everything from managing smart home devices, such as WiFi thermostats, for increased energy efficiency, to ensuring priority and performance for streaming media entertainment. Other apps will greatly enhance personal productivity tasks, such as enabling simple print sharing and cloud printing capabilities for tablets or sharing pictures and home videos with friends and family on social networks without having to upload any files to public web sites. NETGEAR’s AppManager is a dashboard that enables consumers to select and use downloadable apps from a convenient cloud operated by NETGEAR. The AppManager dashboard offers a variety of apps built by NETGEAR as well as third party vendors, with more apps being added all the time. Users can interact with the apps directly from the dashboard, giving them a simple overview of their connected devices. From the NETGEAR Smart Network Cloud Application, consumers can easily download and install new apps to fit their needs. For more information, please visit:http://www.netgear.com/smartnetwork.
NETGEAR Genie Mobile
The NETGEAR Genie application, originally introduced as a desktop application for PCs and Macs will be available as a smartphone and tablet app. The NETGEAR Genie mobile app for iOS and Android devices allows customers to easily monitor, control, and repair their home networks, ensuring that the network ‘just works’. Parental Controls, Guest Networks, and a Network Map all can be managed through the Genie Mobile app. With the innovative MyMedia feature, Genie Mobile turns the smartphone or tablet into a DLNA controller – customers can find videos, music, and photos on their network and push them to SmartTVs. The NETGEAR Genie Mobile app will be available in Apple’s App Store and Android Market. The NETGEAR Genie is a CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award Honoree – the first ever software award winner from NETGEAR.
Next Gen WiFi
NETGEAR will also introduce new wireless network devices based on the upcoming IEEE 802.11ac WiFi standard. This 5th generation WiFi standard delivers greater than Gigabit speeds - up to 3 times faster than today’s fastest 802.11n products. 802.11ac includes technologies which substantially improve reliability, range, and power saving, making it the ideal wireless technology for video streaming and mobile devices. To learn more about 802.11ac please visit http://www.netgear.com/80211ac. More information
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About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through more than 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR athttp://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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