As it seems to do every year, Netgear's chosen the Consumer Electronics Show to unveil, well... everything under the sun. Up first, the outfit's launching its WN2500RP, a universal dual-band WiFi range extender ($89.99) that runs both 2.4 GHz and 5GHz bands concurrently. Over on the home networking side, the Powerline 500 Nano and N900 convert a conventional wall outlet into a high-speed network connection, with the former shipping this quarter for $119.99 and the latter this summer for $79.99. Over on the non-product side, Netgear's trumpeting its reception of CableLabs DOCSIS 3.0 certification for the industry's first voice and data gateways (CGD3700B / CGE3700B) with concurrent dual-band WiFi. Head on past the break for specifics across the whole line.
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NETGEAR Announces Products that Make It Easier than Ever to Connect Entertainment Devices to Your Home Network and Internet
The Powerline 500 Nano and N900 Video and Gaming WiFi Adapter Deliver Ultra-Fast Network Performance for Home Theater Components and Game Consoles
LAS VEGAS – January 9, 2012 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today unveiled 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 Nano 500 (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.
Powerline 500 Nano
With best-in-class performance and reliability, NETGEAR's Powerline 500 Nano converts any electrical outlet in your house into a high speed network connection, instantly. It offers easy, plug-and-play setup and top speeds, all in the smallest form factor available today. The Powerline 500 Nano is perfect for connecting a single device such as game console, Blu-rayTM player, Smart TV, HD set-top box, network DVR, PC, and other devices to the home network router and the Internet. Gamers particularly benefit from Powerline technology because of its exceptionally low latency.
NETGEAR's Powerline 500 Nano delivers speeds up to 500 Mbps, which easily accommodates HD and 3D HD video streaming, multimedia, multiplayer gaming and other bandwidth intensive tasks. With NETGEAR's unique "Pick-a-Plug" function, the Powerline 500 Nano automatically tests
￼￼the connection at any electrical outlet and displays the results in the form of color coded
￼LED lights to ensure that users can pick a specific electrical outlet in order to ensure the highest
N900 Video and Gaming 4-port WiFi Adapter
Streaming HD content to Ethernet-enabled devices in your living room can be difficult or even impossible because a wired connection is often unavailable or impractical to install. NETGEAR's N900 Video and Gaming 4-port WiFi Adapter enables consumers to connect up to four Ethernet-enabled devices at the fastest WiFi speeds available today. The adapter utilizes multiple wireless streams and dual-band technology to support multiple, simultaneous HD video streams in 1080p resolution and fast, low-latency multiplayer gaming. With the N900 WiFi Adapter it is easier than ever to wirelessly stream high resolution entertainment from Internet services like Netflix, Vudu, YouTube and Hulu to virtually any Ethernet-enabled entertainment device in your home.
"Consumers today are connecting a broader array of devices to their networks than ever before – often simultaneously. All of these devices together can hog a lot of bandwidth, thus making a huge demand on the home network," said David Henry, Vice President of Product Management at NETGEAR. "NETGEAR's new N900 Video and Gaming WiFi Adapter and Powerline 500 Nano change everything by delivering the bandwidth required to accommodate virtually any task, no matter how many devices are on the network."
Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR Powerline 500 Nano will be available in Q1 2012 for $119.99. The NETGEAR N900 Video and Gaming 4-Port WiFi Adapter will be available in the summer of 2012 for $79.99. Both products will also be available worldwide from major retailers in stores and online.
To learn more about NETGEAR's Powerline 500 Nano and N900 Video and Gaming 4-Port WiFi Adapter or the, please visit http://www.netgear.com/N500 and http://www.netgear.com/N900.
NETGEAR's New Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender Maximizes Wireless Coverage to Get the Most from Your Home Network
NETGEAR's New WiFi Range Extender Eliminates Dead Spots and Extends Both WiFi Bands for the Best Wireless Experience Anywhere in Your Home
LAS VEGAS – January 9, 2012 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the worldwide launch of the Universal Dual-Band WiFi Range Extender (WN2500RP). The WN2500RP was designed specifically to extend the wireless range and optimize performance of any existing home network.
NETGEAR's Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender extends the coverage of both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WiFi signals from an existing wireless router or gateway, providing consumers with the convenience of a flexible and improved WiFi connection. The WN2500RP offers simultaneous dual-band WiFi which runs both 2.4 GHz and 5GHz bands concurrently, doubling WiFi bandwidth and reducing WiFi interference. With NETGEAR's FastLane Technology for range extenders, consumers can opt to use a performance optimized operating mode that is ideal for HD video streaming and online gaming. In addition, the Dual Band WiFi Range Extender supports up to four wired to WiFi connections, turning any Ethernet-enabled entertainment or computing device into a WiFi-enabled device quickly and easily.
"With the proliferation of connected devices in the home, consumers today increasingly rely on the strength and stability of their home wireless network. NETGEAR's new WiFi range extenders make it easier for consumers to improve their overall wireless experience by getting the most out of their existing wireless network," said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR.
NETGEAR's Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender is easy to install and set up with no need for a CD or Ethernet cable.
Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR Universal Dual Band WiFi Range Extender is available now in the United States starting at $89.99.
Learn more about the NETGEAR Dual-Band WiFi Range Extender at
NETGEAR Receives CableLabs® DOCSIS 3.0® and Cable Europe Labs EuroDOCSIS 3.0TM
Certifications for Industry's First Voice and Data Gateways with Concurrent Dual Band WiFi
CableLabs/Cable Europe Labs-Certified DOCSIS 3.0 / EuroDOCSIS 3.0 Gateways Enhance Cable Providers Service with Concurrent Dual Band Wireless
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - January 10, 2012 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced that its high-performance DOCSIS 3.0 and EuroDOCSIS 3.0 N750 Voice/Data Gateways with concurrent dual band wireless are the first to receive certification from CableLabs® and Cable Europe Labs for the modems contained in these gateway devices. With these products, service providers can now use a 5GHz band for IP video, teleconferencing and other real-time applications for home and small business networking while concurrently delivering service to existing 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n devices.
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 the 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.
With these products, NETGEAR is also the first company to achieve DOCSIS/EuroDOCSIS 3.0 modem certifications for gateways with integrated concurrent dual band WiFi on both Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM)-based platforms. 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.
"Certifications from these industry standards organizations are key to ensuring that service providers' high standards and performance requirements are achieved," says Jeff Heynan, Directing Analyst, Broadband Access and Video for international market research firm Infonetics. "Offering the first certified modems that also have these distinctions shows an ongoing focus by NETGEAR on providing innovative, high-performance, standards-based products for service providers and other customers."
Concurrent WiFi for Improved Service
The NETGEAR DOCSIS 3.0 / EuroDOCSIS 3.0 Concurrent Dual Band WiFi Gateways respond to the exponential growth in Internet traffic and wireless-enabled devices, including TVs, set-top boxes, gaming
consoles, smartphones and tablets. Widespread use of these devices is saturating the limited WiFi channel and spectrum capacity at 2.4GHz, according to Naveen Chhangani, Senior Product Line Manager, Service Provider Business Unit, NETGEAR.
"By adding concurrent 5GHz WiFi, with its 450 Mbps in the 5GHz spectrum, users can now benefit from smooth media streaming, high-performance gaming, enhanced WiFi coverage and higher quality of service, all with reduced interference, as is the case with 2.4GHz devices," said Chhangani.
With these innovative products, service providers and their customers will continue to benefit from the NETGEAR commitment to performance and quality and the company's unmatched expertise in Wireless- N750 technology.
"We're very pleased to again lead the market to higher performance and a better customer experience with the addition of these new DOCSIS 3.0 Gateway modems that also have concurrent dual band," Chhangani added. "These complement our router products and are supported by the full range of NETGEAR WiFi client adaptors for Internet-enabled devices."
Among other advanced features, the NETGEAR CGx3700T and CGx3700B Gateways offer:
A scalable platform for bandwidth intensive applications with support for eight downstream channels and four upstream channels
Exceptional range and speed with 5GHz for real-time applications, including video, audio and voice
Enterprise-class WiFi security for the in-home and small business network, including firewall with Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Network Address Translation (NAT)
Enhanced wireless flexibility and extended range with multiple internal antennas, added noise immunity, packet acceleration, multiple SSIDs, Wireless Multimedia (WMM) QoS and WPS
Quick and secure connection to the network with Push 'N' Connect WiFi Protected Setup® (WPS)
Jitter-free video and VoIP and lag-free gaming
NETGEAR offers a complete portfolio of interoperable residential and business Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), enabling service providers to control the deployment and operation of new services. This helps service providers increase revenues while reducing installation complexity and follow-up customer support.
The NETGEAR CGD3700B/CGE3700B is based on BRCM 3383, and the NETGEAR CGD3700T/CGE3700T is based on the Intel® PumaTM 5 Cable System-on-a-Chip (SoC). Learn more about NETGEAR products for cable operators at: www.netgear.com/CGD3700B-CGE3700B and www.netgear.com/CGD3700T-CGE3700T.
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 – 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:
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 Nano 500 (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 NeoTVTM Streaming Player. Hulu Plus is the leading streaming service for current and back season TV episodes and acclaimed movies. With Hulu Plus, Netflix, VuduTM, Best Buy CinemaNowTM, 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: www.netgear.com/CGD3700B-CGE3700B and http://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 Application Cloud, 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 www.netgear.com/80211ac.