Latest Full-Featured Wireless Routers Offer Dual Band Reliability, Gigabit Performance, Storage Access and Green Features; New 3G and WiFi Router Enables Mobile Broadband Access Virtually Anywhere
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 -- At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) opening today, NETGEAR(R), Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, announced the launch of its next generation of versatile, high-performance wireless routers to fulfill the unique lifestyle needs of different customer segments - including the RangeMax(TM) Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700), RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Modem Router (DGND3300), and 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router (MBR624GU). The sleek new wireless router and modem router deliver the highest speeds, range, security, energy efficiency, and enhanced reliability for consumers looking to upgrade their network environments and take full advantage of a growing number of bandwidth-hungry applications, online gaming, and high-definition video streaming. The 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router is perfect for people looking to share their 3G broadband Internet access while on the go.
As evidence of its industry-leading performance and features, NETGEAR's RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) has been honored with a "Best of Innovations" in the Home Networking category of the Consumer Electronics Show Innovations 2009 Design and Engineering Awards, the industry's highest accolade. It, along with NETGEAR's other product innovations, will be on display this week in the NETGEAR booth, 30769, in the South Hall 3 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. (See press release, "NETGEAR Delivers the Connected Lifestyle at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.")
"More and more consumers have turned to the Internet as their primary source of information, entertainment and communications - engendering a dramatic increase in data, voice, gaming and multimedia content that is being downloaded, transferred, played, viewed and stored on home networks and shared across multiple PCs, networked devices and TVs throughout the home," said Som Pal Choudhury, NETGEAR's senior product line manager for advanced wireless products for the home. "Therefore, the demand for network infrastructure to support faster speeds, extended range, more reliable connections and seamless streaming has skyrocketed. With our new industry-leading wireless router family, NETGEAR has answered this demand by providing consumers with the most advanced routers that are still cost-effective and energy efficient - in stylish modern designs. And with the fast growth of 3G infrastructure worldwide supporting high data rates, our 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router comes at a critical time to meet the unique demands for people on-the-go - enabling them to create an instant hotspot and share the 3G Internet connection virtually anywhere, whether in dormitories, hotel rooms, temporary offices, conference locations, or even their cars or SUVs."
NETGEAR's RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700), the first product to introduce NETGEAR's sleek new fifth generation industrial design, is a simultaneous Dual Band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless router with Gigabit ports and a USB port to network an external USB storage device for high speed data access from multiple computers in the network. It incorporates a powerful 680 MHz MIPS processor, high performance power amplifiers and eight ultra sensitive metamaterial antennas - resulting in faster wired to wireless throughput and long range wireless coverage. Features include a four-port Ethernet low power consumption "green" switch, dedicated Quality of Service (QoS) for video streaming over wireless, one-touch wireless on-off and power on-off buttons, and adjustable transmit power for maximum energy efficiency. Along with easy and secure Push 'N' Connect with industry standard WiFi Protected Setup (WPS), the RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router is the ideal solution for the prosumer with multiple networked gadgets running multiple applications, online gamers, and video streamers that require the ultimate network experience. More information can be found at
NETGEAR's RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Modem Router (DGND3300) integrates an ADSL2+ modem along with a Dual Band Wireless Router operating at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz - all in NETGEAR's popular, compact industrial design. NETGEAR's modem router uses double firewall protection including Network Address Translation (NAT), hiding PCs and files from outside users, and a Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) firewall denying outside requests for personal information. The Dual Band Wireless-N Modem Router can also be configured as a wireless repeater to double the range. With a new multi-language installation wizard, Push 'N' Connect with WPS, and energy saving features, the modem router is perfect for DSL customers who want a single integrated wireless router and DSL modem device for all of their growing networking needs. More information can be found at (http://netgear.com/Products/RoutersandGateways/RangeMaxWirelessNRoutersan dGateways/dgnd3300.aspx).
And for consumers and professionals on-the-go, NETGEAR's 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router (MBR624GU) creates an instant WiFi hotspot using 3G mobile broadband access service for broadband access virtually anywhere, simply by plugging in any compatible 3G USB modem to the router. Mobile users thus have the flexibility to create a WiFi network whether in a satellite office, construction site, emergency center, vacation home, at an offsite event or campsite, or even from a moving recreational vehicle. The 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router features auto detection of compatible 3G USB modems and associated mobile carrier networks to have broadband access almost instantly. It supports SPI, intrusion logging and reporting, denial-of-service (DoS) protection, up to five IPsec VPN endpoints, and NAT. With Push 'N' Connect with WPS, energy saving features, and an optional car power adapter to power the router while on the move, NETGEAR's 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router is ideal for sharing a 3G broadband Internet connection practically anywhere with friends, colleagues and family members. More information can be found at (http://netgear.com/Products/RoutersandGateways/3GMobileBroadband/mbr624gu .aspx).
Som Pal Choudhury continued, "NETGEAR's aim is to offer products that fit the needs of our different customer lifestyle segments - offering key features such as Dual Band support for reliable wireless signals that avoid interference and optimize QoS, or blazing-fast Gigabit ports to support wired data transfers, a USB port to connect an external USB storage device, or the ability to create WiFi hotspots on the fly. We are continually striving to make our products even easier to set up and use, as well as friendlier to the environment. Such capabilities - at such price points - will help more families upgrade their networks to support their new connected lifestyles."
RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700)
-- High-performance, concurrent Dual Band 2.4 and 5 GHz wireless router based on the 802.11n Draft 2.0 wireless standard, enhancing reliability with added channels on the 5 GHz frequency that avoid interference from cordless phones, Bluetooth devices, baby monitors, microwave ovens, and other appliances operating at 2.4 GHz.
-- Incorporates an integrated four-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet "green" Gigabit LAN switch, providing the fastest possible wired speeds while still ensuring energy efficiency.
-- USB port to network-enable USB hard drives to have network attached storage (NAS) functionality.
-- Powered by a 680 MHz MIPS processor, efficient power amplifiers and eight ultra-sensitive metamaterial antennas - providing some of the highest speeds and most reliable coverage.
-- Advanced QoS with automatic traffic shaping ensures lag-free gaming, solid VoIP call connections, and jitter-free HD streaming.
-- New Smart Wizard(R) installation process, featuring a multi-language graphical user interface (GUI).
-- Simplifies security setup with a "Push 'N' Connect" button that seamlessly connects wireless clients based on WPS.
-- Provides double firewall to protect the network from external hacker attacks.
-- Supports multiple SSID feature for guest access.
-- Configurable as a wireless repeater.
RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Modem Router (DGND3300)
-- Concurrent Dual Band wireless router with ADSL2+ modem operating at both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.
-- Eight ultra-sensitive metamaterial antennas.
-- "Push 'N' Connect" button based on WPS.
-- Advanced application based on QoS.
-- Double firewall that includes Network Address Translation (NAT) hiding PCs and files from outside users and an SPI firewall that denies outside requests for personal information.
-- Multiple SSID feature for guest access.
-- New Smart Wizard(R) installation with multi-language support for easy and quick setup.
-- Configurable as a wireless repeater.
3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router (MBR624GU)
-- Compatible with extensive range of 3G USB Modems and networks.
-- Four Ethernet ports for LAN connectivity; USB 2.0 Host WAN port.
-- SPI, DoS, NAT, and supports up to 5 VPN endpoints.
-- "Push 'N' Connect" button based on WPS.
-- WiFi on/off button and Power on/off button to save energy while not in use.
-- Auto detection and installation process for easy setup.
-- Repeater configurable and static routing feature.
-- Advanced application based on QoS.
NETGEAR's RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router (WNDR3700), RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Modem Router (DGND3300), and 3G Mobile Broadband Wireless Router (MBR624GU) will be available in Q1 2009 at MSRPs in the U.S. of $179, $169 and $129 respectively. Backed by a one-year warranty and 24/7 technical support, they will be available for purchase via leading retailers, direct marketers, e-commerce sites, and value-added resellers. Photos and other information can be found at (http://netgear.com/Products/RoutersandGateways.aspx?for=Home+Networking).
Also in 2009, in partnership with OpenDNS(R), NETGEAR will introduce a powerful network-based parental controls service for select Wireless-N routers and gateways. This will enable parents to restrict access to unsafe web sites, filter inappropriate content, and establish time limits around the use of the Internet. Rather than install and manage parental control software applications on each computer in the home, parents will set the rules once, on the router, to enable protection on every PC on the home network.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) designs innovative, branded technology solutions that address the specific networking, storage, and security needs of small- to medium-sized businesses and home users. The company offers an end-to-end networking product portfolio to enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, multimedia content, and applications among multiple computers and other Internet-enabled devices. 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 over 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and via more than 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR(R) partner. More information is available by visiting www.netgear.com or calling (408) 907-8000.
(C) 2009 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, RangeMax and Smart Wizard are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.
Note: Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput will vary from maximum signal rates stipulated. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate.
CONTACT: Matt Flynn of Sterling Communications, +1-206-388-5765, firstname.lastname@example.org, for NETGEAR, Inc.