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Netgear launches routers, home networking products at CES 2011

Julie Bort | Jan. 5, 2011
4G wireless, HD over Wi-Fi among CES 2011 intros

For those of you who enjoy a walk down memory lane, Netgear founder and CEO Patrick Lo mentioned the company's first product, launched 15 years ago. Its main purpose was to allow multiple PCs to access AOL.

Here are the other highlights of Netgear's product launch blitz:

• The Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router - Premium Edition (WNDR3800), the company's new highest-end home router, which includes features like Netgear Genie network management.

• Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit ADSL Modem Router (DGND3700), includes a DSL router, USB ports, and a media file server, guest access, and broadband usage meter.

• The Netgear N750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR4000) delivers top speeds of up to 450Mbps for fast and HD video streaming

• Netgear N300 Wireless Router with Powerline AV (WNXR2000) a "hybrid" with a 200Mbps powerline integrated into the router's power supply that doesn't need to be plugged into an electrical outlet and can be expanded with the addition of more Powerline adapters throughout the house.

• The HomePlug AV certified Netgear Internet Adapter for Home Theater (XAVB5004) is the firstfour4-port 500Mbps powerline adapter kit.

• The Netgear Powerline AV 200 Nano Adapter Kit (XAVB2101) is the smallest 200Mbps powerline AV adapter.

• The ReadyNAS Ultra 2 (RNDU2000), which stores and serves media content including movies and photos. With Netgear's Orb transcoding technology, it can also act as backup storage for DVRs like Tivo, and automatically reformats content to optimize them for the device accessing (big screen TV to tiny smartphone).

• The NeoTV HD Media Players (NTV550) enable users to play their digital videos, photos, or music directly on their HDTVs whether the media is stored locally, on the home network, or the Internet.

• The company also introduced an Android-based Home Security Screen (HSS101), used to view surveillance video, control lighting and HVAC as well as see live traffic, weather and news, and an IP camera (HSC101) with night vision and motion detection for video surveillance.

In addition to the new products for home and SMBs, Netgear introduced several products for cable and telco service providers.


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