NETGEAR TEAMS WITH HTC AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS TO SUPPORT SEAMLESS MIRACAST BIG SCREEN MIRRORING EXPERIENCE
NETGEAR is the first Miracast partner to join HTC Connect Compatibility Program for enhanced A/V connectivity for HTC Smartphones with NETGEAR Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter (PTV3000)
Barcelona, SPAIN — February 24, 2014 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has joined HTC Connect®, a partner compatibility program created by HTC Corporation (TWSE: 2498), a global leader in mobile innovation and design. HTC Connect (http://htc-connect.com) is designed to deliver a seamless A/V experience between HTC devices such as the HTC One® series smartphones (www.htc.com/www/smartphones) and consumer electronics devices such as the Miracast®-certified NETGEAR Push2TV® Wireless Display Adapter (PTV3000). Capable of mirroring on a big screen TV everything that is displayed on a smartphone, tablet or laptop, Push2TV will become the first Miracast device also to be included in the HTC Connect program.
NETGEAR and HTC are each showcasing the Push2TV mirroring technology with an HTC smartphone, including the HTC One® with HTC Sense™ 5.5, during the Mobile World Congress trade show occurring February 24-27 in the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona (www.mobileworldcongress.com). NETGEAR mobile solutions are in Hall 7, Stand 7N61, while HTC can be found in Hall 7, Stand 7A40.
"With streaming content on the rise, mobile devices are becoming the entertainment hubs of our homes," said Damir Skripic, senior product line manager at NETGEAR. "We're delighted to offer the first Miracast device for inclusion in the HTC Connect program and look forward to collaborating closely with HTC to improve integration between HTC smartphones and our products such as Push2TV. Together, we’re making it even easier for you to watch your favorite content where it deserves to be – on your big screen TV."
Push2TV is optimized to work with compatible HTC smartphones to bring a new level of convenience for screen mirroring, leveraging the intuitive HTC Sense user interface for a smoother user experience. With a simple and intuitive three-fingered swipe on a compatible HTC device, users can wirelessly display their HTC mobile device screen on their TV screen, while keeping their phone free to do what it does best – make and receive calls.
"HTC is pleased to welcome NETGEAR to the HTC Connect program," said Tai Ito, vice president of Global Experience Planning for HTC Corporation. "The Push2TV offers people a more convenient and enjoyable home theater entertainment experience using the Miracast video streaming technology on an HTC smartphone."
With the Push2TV adapter, NETGEAR plans to be the first company to bring a Miracast device to market that is part of the HTC Connect program. Miracast solves the now-common problem of having multimedia content trapped on a single device with a small screen, limiting your ability to view your entertainment the way you want. The Miracast-certified Push2TV adapter uses a Wi-Fi Direct® connection to deliver video and audio content from one WiFi-enabled device (e.g., smartphone, tablet or ultrabook) to another without cables or a connection to an existing WiFi network. By wirelessly mirroring the same content that is displayed on your mobile device to your TV, you can seamlessly enjoy streaming movies, music, photos, websites, and even games in full HD video and surround sound audio on your big screen TV.
About the same length and width of a credit card, the Push2TV adapter can be conveniently placed in most home theater setups. It is an ideal entertainment accessory for any wireless display-enabled ultrabook, tablet or smartphone – even on the go. The energy efficient design of Push 2TV means that it can be conveniently powered using a USB port on your TV, eliminating the need to run a separate power cable or use another electrical outlet.
NETGEAR Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter (PTV3000) is available worldwide from major retailers in stores and online, at an MSRP in the U.S. of $59.99. NETGEAR plans to certify the Push2TV adapter for HTC Connect in the first half of 2014.
• NETGEAR Push2TV (PTV3000): http://netgear.com/home/products/connected-entertainment/wireless-display-adapters/ptv3000.aspx
• HTC Connect certification program: http://htc-connect.com
• HTC Smartphones: http://www.htc.com/www/smartphones/
• Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast™ program: www.wi-fi.org/wi-fi-certified-miracast™
About HTC Connect
HTC Connect is designed to act as a universal wireless connector for any environment, such as in cars, at homes, and even on-the-go, by improving connectivity between HTC phones and third party devices participating in the HTC Connect program. With a simple and intuitive three-fingered swipe on an HTC device, users can send their high-quality Audio/Video to a growing number of Audio/Video consumer electronics. HTC Connect currently supports Bluetooth, DLNA and Miracast enabled devices. Membership is free of charge and open to companies in the consumer electronics space that are dedicated to providing a superior user experience. For more information on HTC Connect please visit: www.htc-connect.com
Founded in 1997, HTC Corporation (HTC) is the creator of many award-winning mobile devices and industry firsts. By putting people at the center of everything it does, HTC pushes the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative and personal experiences for consumers around the globe. HTC’s portfolio includes smartphones and tablets powered by HTC Sense®, a multilayered graphical user interface that vastly improves user experience. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498). For more information, please visit www.htc.com.
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, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. 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 50,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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