Netgear Showcases Hot New Gear At CES
Founder and CEO of Netgear, Patrick Lo said, “Home networking and wireless Internet long ago passed from being a luxury and have become an integral part of any home, just like television and electricity. Console and PC online gaming, broadband video streaming, and Internet voice services are among the applications that are driving the development of home networking products to deliver faster speeds over greater distances. And while the TV continues to be the centerpiece in the home, around which the family gathers, in the last two years a growing number of people are sourcing the content they watch from the Internet, truly a radical shift in behavior.”
He continued, “In recognition of this sea change, at Netgear we are striving to develop innovative new products that will make it easier to enjoy Internet video â€” and other digital content such as photos, music and games â€” to the TV in the living room, and to share, store and manage content that’s available over the home network.”
Netgear will debut three sleek, versatile, feature-rich wireless routers to fulfill the unique lifestyle needs of different customer segments â€” for people on-the-go as well as consumers and prosumers looking to upgrade their network environments and take full advantage of a growing number of bandwidth-hungry applications, online gaming, and HD video streaming.
Also in 2009, in partnership with OpenDNS, Netgear will introduce a powerful network-based parental controls service for select Wireless-N routers and gateways, to enable parents to restrict access to unsafe web sites, filter inappropriate content, and establish time limits around the use of the Internet.
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 5GHz 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.
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.
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. 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.
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 or temporary office, construction site, emergency center, hotel, 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 with friends, colleagues and family members.
Netgear will also showcase its Powerline AV Adapter with 4-Port Ethernet Switch (XAV1004) at CES. The XAV1004 is a HomePlug AV-compatible device featuring up to 200 Mbps performance through powerline and an integrated 4-Port Fast Ethernet (10/100) switch. This “no new wires” technology enables customers to carry high-speed data network traffic on their existing electrical wiring – using affordable, simple to install adapters.
Also on display is the Netgear MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit (MCAB1001), designed for high-definition video streaming and online gaming applications. The MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit enables consumers to use their existing in-home cable TV outlets to distribute HD digital video and multimedia content, and to connect HDTV, Blu-ray players, DVRs, or game consoles to a high-speed home network and Internet.
Delivering up to 270 Mbps transfer speed, it’s ideal for connecting XBox 360, PlayStation 3, Blu-ray players, Apple TV, VUDU boxes, TiVo, Slingbox, DVR, Netgear ReadyNAS storage, desktops or notebook PCs. Quality of Service (QoS) supports uninterrupted HD video, gaming and high-speed networking. The Netgear MoCA Coax-Ethernet Adapter Kit is interoperable with MoCA 1.0 and 1.1 products certified by the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA), including the NETGEAR Wireless-N MoCA Router (WNMR834).
CES will also demonstrate the ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition (RNDP600E), the newest and fastest member of its ReadyNAS product family. The ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition is a storage system without unnecessary business features. It revolutionizes the digital home with advanced data protection options, extreme capacity and lightning-fast performance for Mac, Windows and UNIX/Linux environments.
Customers can store, share and protect files and digital media across a LAN or WAN, guard against disk failures, and add space without downtime. Streaming services such as an embedded BitTorrent client, iTunes server, and SqueezeCenter let the ReadyNAS Pro Pioneer Edition easily store and share content throughout a home to devices like the Xbox 360, PS3, and Squeezebox.
Netgear’s new Internet TV Player (ITV2000) unlocks the value of new HDTVs as well as old analog TVs. It’s a compact, easy-to-use, “plug in and go” Internet set-top device with simple remote control that enables viewers to catch up on the world of Internet video from a place it was previously unavailable â€” the TV in their living rooms.
It streams content from popular sites such as CNN.com, ESPN.com, NBC.com, PGATour and TMZ.com, as well as video powerhouses YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Videos and MetaCafe. Netgear’s Internet TV Player supports streaming of live TV broadcasts from Internet sites around the world, and premium paid movies on demand such as CinemaNow.com, in addition to downloaded video from sites such as BitTorrent. Its VTap video search capabilities enable the intelligent search of Internet videos, including targeting video sites by country, topic of interest, person or popular website. Consumers are also able to play video, music and photos from a local USB flash drive as well as from the award-winning Netgear ReadyNAS family of storage solutions. The Internet TV Player connects to the home network and the Internet via Ethernet or wireless USB adapter, and does not require a PC to configure or use the product.
The Netgear Digital Entertainer Elite (EVA9150) is the most powerful and flexible digital media player available, incorporating the latest video, audio and 802.11n wireless technologies to deliver an unparalleled living room experience. Its integrated 500GB hard drive, easily user-upgradeable to large capacity disks, makes it the world’s most powerful home video jukebox on the market. Consumers can play on their TVs Blu-Ray quality digital video (up to 1080p), high-resolution digital photos, MP3s and recorded television shows from their PCs or storage on their network. They can also enjoy Internet content, such as YouTube, Internet radio, Flickr, RSS feeds and videos from popular websites.
The Digital Entertainer Elite automatically finds all digital media files on the home network and organizes them into an easily accessible library, while the two USB ports also enable instant access to content on a USB flash drive, digital camera, iPod or other USB storage device. The Digital Entertainer Elite is exceptional in that it works simultaneously with Windows, Mac and Linux computers, and Networked Attached Storage (NAS) devices.It supports an unmatched list of file formats.