CES 2016: NETGEAR Showcases Whole-Home WiFi Coverage to Support the Smart Home
Company wins 4 CES Innovation Awards for products that power your lifestyle by making it easier for mobile and smart home devices to connect anywhere in your home at the fastest AC WiFi speeds
At the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show, NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, will unveil new additions to its award-winning product lines that power high-performance connectivity for all your devices throughout your smart home. NETGEAR will host press, analysts, customers, and channel partners this week in an invitation-only suite on the top floor of the Marriott Las Vegas, where the company will highlight new Nighthawk® WiFi routers and extenders, Arlo™ Smart Home security products, new powerline and PowerLINE WiFi adapters, fast cable modem products, and ReadyNAS® storage.
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NETGEAR Nighthawk R8500 (Photo: Business Wire)
Four NETGEAR products are on display in the CES® 2016 Innovation Awards Showcase at the Sands Expo center. These honorees have been evaluated by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) for their exceptional engineering, aesthetic design, and innovative qualities. The NETGEAR winners include:
1. Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500)
2. Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router (R7800)
3. Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7000)
4. CM600 High Speed Cable Modem
“As we prepare to celebrate our 20th anniversary in 2016, our commitment to being the first to bring you the best in whole-home connectivity solutions continues,” said Patrick Lo, founder and CEO of NETGEAR. “Whether it’s WiFi, powerline, Ethernet, cable DSL or LTE, we combine the most powerful and cutting-edge networking technologies into the most innovative product designs to suit your needs.”
Lo added, “The foundation of the smart home is the underlying high-performance network that supercharges it. If you want to access HD Internet content in-the-moment, you need WiFi that reaches everywhere you are, at the speed and signal strength you need for streaming, gaming, home security, and working remotely. In our mobile culture today, high-performance WiFi is not something you can do without.”
You can read the full text of multiple CES-related product announcements from NETGEAR at www.netgear.com/ces. Here are some highlights:
Pushing WiFi Performance for Improved Mobile Experiences
At CES, you can see the full family of Nighthawk routers, which have all earned CES Innovation Awards at launch. This includes the 2016 CES honoree, Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500) (www.netgear.com/R8500), which delivers astonishing Internet performance with combined WiFi speeds up to a blistering 5.3Gbps* (1000Mbps + 2166Mbps + 2166Mbps), a new record for a home router. With Wave 2 WiFi features including tri-band, quad-stream, and MU-MIMO capability, it offers the ultimate performance and experience in whole-home networking, at an MSRP of $399.99.
Launching at CES, the new Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi Router (R7800) (www.netgear.com/R7800) is another 2016 CES Innovation Award winner. With dual-band WiFi and supporting Wave 2 WiFi features including quad-stream, MU-MIMO, and 160MHz bandwidth, Nighthawk X4S is an ideal router for 4K HD streaming and gaming. Its powerful dual-core 1.7GHz processor provides extreme 802.11ac WiFi speeds up to 2.53Gbps* (800Mbps + 1733Mbps). It maximizes connection speeds for sending data to multiple mobile devices simultaneously, with 160MHz-capable mobile devices able to enjoy up to twice the throughput provided by other routers. It has an MSRP of $269.99. See today’s press release for more information.
NETGEAR is continuing to enhance the feature set of the 2014 CES Innovation Award-winning Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) (www.netgear.com/R7000). A new firmware release is planned soon that will directly support NETGEAR Arlo™ security cameras without requiring a base station. This makes it much easier for current and new NETGEAR Nighthawk customers to add the award-winning Arlo cameras to your home network. Recently released new features include Smart Connect for intelligently selecting the fastest and most optimal WiFi band (2.4 or 5GHz) for each device, and support for the Kwilt™ iOS app for viewing and sharing your photos from social media and now even from your Nighthawk-attached USB storage, all from your mobile device. It is the most full-featured dual-band WiFi router available for an MSRP of $199.99.
Eliminating Internet Dead Zones in Your Home
Do you have Internet “dead” zones within your home due to obstacles such as building construction and distance from the wireless router? NETGEAR is adding to its already-broad product menu for addressing these challenges, with new WiFi Range Extenders and new NETGEAR PowerLINE connectivity options that use existing electrical wiring.
The new NETGEAR Nighthawk X4 AC2200 WiFi Range Extender (EX7300) (www.netgear.com/EX7300) is the industry’s first AC2200 wall-plug range extender with MU-MIMO technology. It maximizes the range of your existing WiFi router up to 10,000 square feet so you can enjoy streaming and gaming throughout your home, simultaneously streaming HD data to multiple devices at lightning-fast speeds up to 2.2Gbps* (450Mbps + 1733Mbps). It’s launching with the NETGEAR AC1900 WiFi Range Extender (EX6400) (www.netgear.com/EX6400), which offers a similar feature set to enhance range and performance for your mobile connected devices, but at a different speed and price. The MSRP for Nighthawk X4 WiFi Range Extender is $169.99 while the AC1900 WiFi Range Extender is $139.99. See today’s press release for more information.
At twice the speed of previous 500Mbps powerline products, the industry-first NETGEAR PowerLINE WiFi™ 1000 Adapter Kit (PLW1000) (www.netgear.com/PLW1000) uses blazing-fast Gigabit powerline technology compliant with the HomePlug® AV2 standard to send data through your home’s electrical outlets for plug-and-play Internet connectivity even in the hardest-to-reach areas of your home. PowerLINE WiFi creates an extra WiFi hotspot in any room to eliminate weak signals or dead zones and provides super-fast 802.11ac WiFi connectivity for your mobile devices. The PowerLINE WiFi 1000 Kit has an MSRP of $119.99. See today’s press release for more information.
The new PowerLINE 1000 Adapter Kit (PL1000) (www.netgear.com/PL1000) enables you to use existing electrical wiring in your home to broaden the reach of your wired Internet connection to support home theater, game consoles, PCs, or home security devices in any room, at Gigabit Ethernet speeds, for $69.99 MSRP.
Protecting Your Home and Your Content
NETGEAR is demonstrating its newly-available Arlo™ Q 1080p HD Security Camera with Audio (VMC3040) (www.Arlo.com) as well as the 2015 CES Innovation Award-winning Arlo Wire-Free Security System with HD Cameras. Easily connecting directly to your existing WiFi network, Arlo Q gives smart home security its biggest IQ boost yet with brilliantly detailed 1080p high-definition video, two-way audio communication, customizable sound or motion alerts, built-in night vision capabilities, and an industry-leading 7 days of free cloud storage for videos to make sure your most important motion-triggered recordings are automatically saved for later viewing. The Arlo Family provides you with the only solution on the market that easily covers every angle of your home or business — indoors and outdoors, day and night. Arlo Q has an MSRP of $219.99. See today’s press release for more information.
Be sure to check out the NETGEAR family of world-class Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices which includes the ReadyNAS® 200 Series (www.netgear.com/readynas-for-home) for home and home office networks. NETGEAR recently added two- and four-bay models, ReadyNAS 212 and ReadyNAS 214, which set a new standard for consumer NAS by delivering real-time 1080p high-definition video transcoding capability so you can view your HD content on any screen, anywhere at home and over the Internet. They offer the best performance in their value class for storing, streaming, transcoding, and protecting all your precious photos, videos and files. ReadyNAS 212 has an MSRP of $329.99, while ReadyNAS 214 is $499.99 (for diskless models).
Upgrading Your Cable and DSL Network Performance
With NETGEAR cable products, you can save money on monthly equipment rental fees by owning your cable modem and router. The new AC1600 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6250-100NAS) (www.netgear.com/C6250) integrates a high performance WiFi router with a built-in CableLabs®-certified DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem that supports the highest data tier plans offered by major U.S. cable Internet providers like Comcast XFINITY® and more. With 16x4 channel bonding for ultra-fast Internet cable download speeds up to 640Mbps** along with best-in-class, simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac WiFi speeds up to 1.6Gbps* (300Mbps + 1300Mbps), you can experience smoother streaming of HD videos, movies and music, more responsive online gaming, and faster file downloads even during peak usage hours. It will be available soon at an MSRP of $169.99. See today’s press release for more information.
At CES, NETGEAR will also showcase two 2016 CES Innovation Award honorees from its Cable Family. The CM600 High Speed Cable Modem with 24x8 channel bonding supports the industry’s fastest cable Internet download speeds up to an incredible 960Mbps.** The Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C7000) combines 24x8 channel bonding with incredibly fast WiFi speeds up to 1.9Gbps* (600Mbps + 1300Mbps). The CM600 Cable Modem has an MSRP of $129.99 while the Nighthawk Cable Modem Router has a $279.99 MSRP.
NETGEAR is also announcing the new V7610 VDSL Wave 2 WiFi Gateway for service providers that delivers more effective access bandwidth to small business locations, enabling HD IPTV, IP voice, and high-availability Internet. It is the world’s first 4x4 802.11ac VDSL Gateway using Broadcom®’s 4366 chipset. It combines a built-in fast VDSL modem with next-generation Wave 2 WiFi technology and MU-MIMO capability to improve streaming to multiple, simultaneous mobile device connections. A powerful dual-core 1GHz processor delivers lower latencies and 802.11ac WiFi speeds up to an amazing 2.8Gbps* (600Mbps + 2166Mbps) of throughput. It offers integrated FXS ports and CAT-iq 2.0 for SIP-based VoIP connections. Its Gigabit Ethernet WAN port is compatible with any Internet service so it offers a future-ready upgrade to fiber/cable options.
NETGEAR invites press, analysts, customers and channel partners to visit their showroom in the Marriott Las Vegas this week to see the new products and demonstrations of more NETGEAR industry-leading products.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 38,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 30,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at www.twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
©2016 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Arlo, MyMedia, Nighthawk, PowerLINE WiFi, ReadySHARE and ReadySHARE Vault are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. DOCSIS is a trademark of Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. HomePlug® is a trademark of the HomePlug Powerline Alliance. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput, data over distance, and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, home wiring construction and materials, interference from other electrical devices, age of home wiring, other networking products in use on the same network, network overhead, and other adverse conditions, may result in lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system and outlets must be electrically connected in order for devices to provide a network connection between them. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.
** Maximum cable rate is derived from DOCSIS® 3.0 specifications and actual throughput will vary depending on your Internet subscription with your provider.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.