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NETGEAR Showcases Products for the Connected Home at IFA 2013 (6/9/2013)
NETGEAR’s latest innovations in wireless and powerline networking deliver better coverage, faster downloads, uninterrupted HD streaming, and smarter storage of your content at home or in your growing business
NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is demonstrating its newest solutions for the Connected Home and growing businesses at the IFA trade show for consumer electronics in Berlin running from September 6 through September 11. NETGEAR will be located in Hall 17, Booth 121 of the Messe Berlin exhibition center.
“We enjoy coming to IFA as it’s an opportunity for us to put the spotlight on our latest networking solutions that are the most relevant for today’s connected European lifestyle,” said Lionel Paris, director of EMEA product marketing for NETGEAR. “For example, in Europe there are many older buildings constructed of materials that can present a challenge to wireless signals, and there never seem to be enough electrical outlets. So, the demonstrations in our IFA booth emphasize the broad range of WiFi, powerline, storage and media networking products NETGEAR offers to make connectivity easier in your home as well as your workplace.”
Extending Your Internet to Power Outlets
NETGEAR is highlighting two powerline adapters at IFA, the brand-new Powerline 600 PassThru 4-port Adapter (XAVB6504) and the Powerline 500 Nano PassThru 1-Port (XAVB5401). Both offer easy, plug-and-play setup and extend your Internet access to any electrical outlet, supporting faster speeds perfect for demanding applications such as multiple HD/3D video streams and multiplayer gaming. You use these adapters to connect any Ethernet-enabled device such as Smart HDTVs, HD set-top boxes, HD/3D videos, Blu-ray™ players, DVRs, PCs or game consoles to your home network and the Internet. Their compact, elegant designs include a convenient pass-through power outlet so you can connect the powerline device directly into the wall socket but still have space to plug in a power strip for all your home office or home theater devices. Both save energy by automatically powering down when not connected or in use.
The new Powerline 600 PassThru 4-Port Adapter (XAVB6504) makes its public debut at IFA. It is a new-generation 600 Mbps product compliant with the new HomePlug® AV2 SISO standard and ideal for HD media streaming. It is the first four-port Powerline adapter to use the new and innovative SmartLink™ Plus technology, which is designed to deliver an extremely high level of performance, increase quality of service, and extend coverage by using all three copper wires in the power wiring. With one Gigabit port and three Fast Ethernet ports, you can experience maximum connectivity with simultaneous connections for four devices to your home network using the Gigabit Ethernet port for high performance applications such as HD streaming and online gaming. The Powerline 600 PassThru 4-Port Adapter (XAVB6504) is expected to begin shipping to major retailers this fall.
Available via major retail channels and online later this month, the Powerline 500 Nano PassThru 1-Port Adapter (XAVB5401) is a 500 Mbps product compliant with HomePlug® AV and IEEE1901 standard that includes one Fast Ethernet port to connect any Ethernet-enabled device.
NETGEAR makes it easy for you to manage Powerline devices such as the XAVB6504 and the XAVB5401 on your network through NETGEAR genie®, a free app that enables home users to control, monitor, repair and manage their home networks easily through a simple, elegant dashboard. With the Powerline Network Map, you can measure the speed between Powerline devices and customize the device settings.
Bridging the Wireless Gap
Another product NETGEAR is launching at IFA is the Universal Pass-Through WiFi Range Extender (WN3100RP). Not only does it extend the range of any wireless router or gateway to alleviate “dead spots,” it can also act as a Wireless-N bridge to connect a gaming console, DVR, Internet TV, or Blu-ray player to your network. The elegant wall-plug design with pass-through outlet enables convenient placement, as you can still use the wall socket even after the device is installed. What makes the WN3100RP stand out from other extenders are its dynamic LED arrow indicators, as they take the guesswork out of finding the best location to place the extender in relation to the router, to ensure optimal wireless coverage. The Range Extender LEDs also display real-time, end-to-end network status. The Universal Pass Through WiFi Range Extender (WN3100RP) will become available via major retailers and online later this month.
802.11ac WiFi is the New Definition of Speed
At IFA, NETGEAR is highlighting its recently expanded family of next-generation 802.11ac wireless products, which are backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n to provide optimal performance with legacy WiFi devices. The new 802.11ac wireless standard is the world’s fastest WiFi, providing Gigabit WiFi speeds so you can download web content faster and synchronize large video or music files more quickly. The increased speed of 802.11ac technology is ideal for HD streaming to multiple devices, including new or upgraded devices that integrate 802.11ac WiFi support, such as the MacBook Air® and smartphones like the new Samsung Galaxy S®4 and the HTC One®. It provides up to three times the performance of devices using the current 802.11n WiFi standard.
Routers: The R6300 WiFi Router supports approximate combined Gigabit WiFi speeds up to 1750 Mbps* (450 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz 802.11n + 1300 Mbps @ 5 GHz 802.11ac), for people who want the best possible performance in both bands. The R6250 Smart WiFi Router supports approximate combined Gigabit WiFi speeds up to 1600 Mbps* (300 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz 802.11n + 1300 Mbps @ 5 GHz 802.11ac), for people who don’t feel the need to have the fastest 802.11n WiFi performance in the 2.4 GHz band. The R6200 WiFi Router supports approximate combined WiFi speeds up to 1167 Mbps* (300 Mbps @ 2.4 GHz 802.11n + 867 Mbps @ 5 GHz 802.11ac). A newer version of R6200 and the R6300 (version 2) will be available in Europe this fall with a more powerful and faster 800 MHz processor and a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port that is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 interface — already available in the R6250.
The R6300, R6250 and R6200 802.11ac routers also support NETGEAR Beamforming+, which locks onto the location of a wireless device on your network and directs the WiFi signal directly at the device. Wherever you go in your home with your phones, tablets or laptops, the WiFi signal focuses on your location for optimum speed, delivering the experiences you want: fast downloads, clearer voice calls, uninterrupted HD video, and lag-free gaming.
Adapters: The A6200 WiFi USB Adapter is a dual band WiFi adapter that enables you to easily upgrade an existing PC or laptop to 802.11ac performance up to 300/867 Mbps*. The new A6100 WiFi USB Mini Adapter is a small-sized dual band WiFi adapter you can use to upgrade your laptop to 802.11ac performance up to 150/433 Mbps*.
Modem Routers: The D6300 WiFi Modem Router with a built-in ADSL2+ modem creates a high-speed Internet gateway with approximate combined WiFi speeds up to 1600 Mbps*. Advanced features include ReadySHARE® Cloud, which enables remote access to a USB hard drive. The D6200 WiFi Modem Router comes with a built-in ADSL2+ modem and offers approximate combined WiFi speeds up to 1167 Mbps*. The D6300B and D6200B are the first 802.11ac Annex B DSL Gateways available today in Germany.
In addition to offering the ultimate in wireless range and performance, the routers in the NETGEAR 802.11ac family offer many advanced features. Besides NETGEAR genie, features include guest networks, free Live Parental Controls, a broadband usage meter, MyMedia® for finding and playing media files anywhere in your network, DLNA® support, ReadySHARE® USB access and ReadySHARE printer support.
Mirroring Content Wirelessly to Your TV
The NETGEAR Push2TV® Wireless Display Adapter (PTV3000) enables you to mirror whatever is displayed on your Intel® WiDi and Miracast™ supported smartphone, tablet, or laptop screen on your HDTV, wirelessly, up to 1080p video resolution with 5.1 surround sound audio. Using standard Wi-Fi technology, your smartphone, tablet or laptop screen is displayed on your TV without the need for cables stretching across your room. You can play your favorite online videos or enjoy a slide show of your photos wirelessly on your big screen TV, without having to connect your device to the TV using HDMI or A/V cables.
Making Storage Easy via New ReadyNAS Models
Earlier this spring, NETGEAR introduced a new portfolio of ReadyNAS® networked-attached-storage (NAS) products which run on the revolutionary ReadyNAS operating system. This custom-built OS protects stored data not only with X-RAID2® automatic expansion, but is the first desktop NAS for the SMB to feature continuous data protection through unlimited snapshots, easy disaster recovery with cloud-managed replication and native threat protection with real-time anti-virus.
The six-bay ReadyNAS 500 Series (RN516xx) desktop model offers the highest performance in the desktop family and is designed for small to medium sized business networks supporting up to 250 concurrent users. The ReadyNAS 300 Series (RN312xx, RN314xx, RN316xx) is optimized for small business networks and remote or branch office needs, and offers two-bay, four-bay, and six-bay desktop models. The entry level ReadyNAS 100 Series (RN102xx, RN104xx) is designed for home use, and comes in two-bay and four-bay desktop models. Each series is offered as either diskless or populated with drives.
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