Optimizer prioritizes network traffic.

Press Release Summary:

Model OGV200 Network Optimizer for Gaming and VoIP is designed to help eliminate network lag in data streams that are latency-sensitive. Built-in QoS techniques enable unit to automatically distinguish between data that is time sensitive and data that can be given lower priority. It can be setup by plugging 2 Ethernet cables into device: one originating at modem and other leading to router.

Original Press Release:

Linksys Accelerates Networks with OGV200 Optimizer for Gaming and Voice Over IP

Cost-effective add-on prioritizes network traffic to improve quality and reliability of latency-sensitive applications, such as online gaming, video transmission, and Voice over IP.

IRVINE, Calif., May 11 / / -- Linksys®, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., the recognized leading provider of voice, wireless and networking hardware for the consumer, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and small business customer, today announced the immediate availability of its Network Optimizer for Gaming and VoIP (OGV200). The OGV200 is designed to help eliminate network lag in data streams that are sensitive to delays.

"Even the slightest lag in network traffic can effect someone's online experience, particularly when it comes to gaming, video or VoIP," said Mani Dhillon, director, product marketing, Linksys. "With the OGV200, Linksys is enabling users to virtually eliminate latency in their networks."

Quality of Service Techniques

Built-in Quality of Service (QoS) techniques enable the OGV200 to automatically distinguish between data that is time sensitive and data that can be given a lower priority. As a result, online games run smoother, VoIP calls are clearer, and video transmitted from the network is smoother.

Easy Setup

Setup of the OGV200 is easy, even for those lacking in tech savvy. The user simply plugs two Ethernet cables into the device -- one originating at their modem and the other leading to a router. There is no complicated interface to navigate, and no settings to alter. The OGV200 immediately begins to prioritize all network data that is transmitted through it. At about the size of a deck of cards, the OGV200 is easy to place in virtually any location.

Pricing and Availability

Available immediately from authorized Linksys e-commerce retailers, retail stores, direct response, and VAR partners, the OGV200 has an estimated street price of $69.99.

About Linksys

Founded in 1988, Linksys, a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) is the recognized leader in Voice, Wireless and Ethernet networking hardware for consumer, SOHO and small business users. Linksys is dedicated to making networking easy and affordable for its customers, offering innovative, award-winning products that seamlessly integrate with a variety of devices and applications. Linksys provides award-winning product support to its customers. For more information, visit www.linksys.com.

Source: Linksys

CONTACT: Media, Karen Sohl, +1-949-823-1578, ksohl@cisco.com, or Trevor Bratton, +1-949-823-1212, trevor.bratton@cisco.com, both of Linksys;

Web site: www.linksys.com/

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