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NETGEAR Demonstrates the ‘Power to Connect’ Through Innovative New Products at 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is demonstrating a number of new products to press, customers and channel partners at the 2014 International CES® trade show running through January 10 in Las Vegas. NETGEAR’s new products give you the power to connect at the world’s fastest WiFi speeds to the people and content that matter the most — whether you are at home, work or play. You can see NETGEAR’s CES-related announcements on the company website at www.netgear.com/ces.

NETGEAR is a triple honoree this year in the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards competition sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®)) (cesweb.org/Events-Awards/Innovations.aspx). NETGEAR products that have received the industry’s highest accolade in the Home Networking category include the Nighthawk™ AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000); the AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100); and the AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200). Innovations honorees are highlighted at CES in a special Innovations Showcase located in The Venetian® Las Vegas.

“Being honored with CES Innovations Awards is always exciting and drives us to be even more innovative in our product development. Every year we’re pushing the performance bar higher to fulfill our mission of connecting the world to the Internet,” said Patrick Lo, CEO of NETGEAR. “Without a reliable, secure and high performance network, you can’t take full advantage of the latest mobile phones and tablets, HD streaming entertainment, and smart home devices. For that reason, the new products we’re highlighting at CES supercharge and extend the reach of your wireless network. We power your connection to the world to help make your lives more productive and enjoyable — and we do it better than anyone!”

Next-Gen WiFi and Home Networking

At CES, NETGEAR is introducing a family of DOCSIS® 3.0 cable modem router products that offer you faster Internet and blazing-fast WiFi in one space-saving device so you can simplify and supercharge your cable Internet connection. Choose a modem router that best fits your service provider, budget and Internet needs so you can experience easier and faster home networking, and eliminate monthly cable modem rental fees. The NETGEAR AC1750 WiFi Cable Modem Router (C6300) (www.netgear.com/c6300) is a best-in-class gateway combining the fastest cable modem speeds of up to 680 Mbps** with Gigabit WiFi speeds of up to 1750 Mbps*. It is designed for today’s connected homes with an increasing number of devices to provide superfast HD coverage throughout your home. The NETGEAR N450 WiFi Cable Modem Router (www.netgear.com/N450) is a gateway offering cable modem speeds up to 340Mbps with the fastest 2.4GHz WiFi speed and performance up to 450 Mbps*. See today’s press release for more information.

The company’s flagship, next-generation 802.11ac Gigabit WiFi router, Nighthawk™ AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) is a CES Innovations Award honoree that already soars above the competition with a 1GHz dual core processor that delivers the fastest WiFi currently available (AC1900 WiFi = 600 +1300 Mbps*) so you enjoy a blazing-fast, lag-free WiFi experience for gaming, video streaming or surfing. With the advanced features and best-in-class technology of Nighthawk, you reduce interference and have more reliable WiFi connectivity with mobile devices, home entertainment systems, and game consoles, including the new Playstation® 4 (PS4™) and Xbox One™. More information is at www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R7000.aspx.

NETGEAR will be demonstrating enhancements to NETGEAR genie® software, a personal dashboard that makes it easy to install, monitor, control and repair your home network from PCs, Mac®s, and iOS and Android™ smartphones and tablets. New enhancements include NETGEAR genie for Windows® 8, an app that makes managing your home network easy, slated for release in Q1 2014. More than three million customers have already installed NETGEAR genie.

Enhancements to the NETGEAR family of NeoTV® Streaming Players targeted for release in the first quarter of 2014 are also being demonstrated at CES. These include a new mobile app for your iOS and Android™ phones and tablets that makes finding and playing your favorite media even easier. New content launching on NeoTV includes Spotify® and Target Ticket. The NeoTV family includes NeoTV, NeoTV PRO and NeoTV MAX. More information on NeoTV is at www.netgear.com/landing/stream/tv/#neotv.

WiFi Where You Want It

NETGEAR, the world leader in WiFi Range Extenders, is debuting two CES Innovations Award honorees, the AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender (EX6200) (www.netgear.com/ex6200) and the AC750 WiFi Range Extender (EX6100) (www.netgear.com/ex6100). Both are ideal for boosting range of an existing home network and eliminating frustrating WiFi dead zones, while delivering next generation WiFi performance for the new mobile devices demanding WiFi throughout the home. Both extenders support older a/b/g/n WiFi devices while providing additional performance to the latest 802.11ac WiFi devices. The AC750 WiFi Range Extender is an industry-first extender providing up to 750 Mbps* 802.11ac WiFi performance in a convenient wall-plug form factor, with Smart LED indicator lights that guide you to an optimal placement for best WiFi coverage. The AC1200 High Power WiFi Range Extender is designed with ultimate performance in mind, supporting latest generation 802.11ac WiFi technology with up to 1200 Mbps* speed, 700mW high power amplifiers, high gain 5dBi external antennas, and a dual core processor (CPU) to enable ultimate range extension at groundbreaking next-generation WiFi speeds. See today’s press release for more information.

Because more people need fast, secure WiFi on the go, NETGEAR is also unveiling the new NETGEAR Trek™ N300 Travel Router and Range Extender (PR2000) (www.netgear.com/pr2000), which enables you to instantly share any public Internet connection and stay secure with firewall protection for public hotspots. With Trek, you no longer pay multiple access fees for each device at hotels and cafes and turn a wired Internet connection into a secure WiFi hotspot. This compact device can be used as a router, range extender, access point or bridge to keep you connected wherever you trek. With a powerful fold-out external antenna, you’ll enjoy increased range whether you use Trek on the go or at home, and it even boosts public WiFi signal strength for improved connection reliability. Trek integrates the power adapter into a single, rugged unit that’s easy to carry. You can power Trek by directly plugging it into a wall power socket, or by connecting it to a USB port on your laptop computer through a micro USB cable. NETGEAR genie® makes installation a breeze and provides a personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network. Trek will be available this quarter from major retailers in stores and online, at an anticipated MSRP in the U.S. of $49.99.

NETGEAR is teaming with Facebook® to provide Facebook Wi-Fi to small businesses. Facebook Wi-Fi (www.netgear.com/facebookwifi) is an application that enables merchants to provide free Internet access to their customers when they “check in” at the business’ Facebook Page. This capability enables merchants to build closer relationships with customers by sharing offers and announcements directly from their Facebook page. Businesses also benefit from aggregate Facebook Page Insights about their customer base. NETGEAR is making the Facebook Wi-Fi login available on its premium line of next-generation wireless routers supporting dual-band 802.11ac wireless, the world’s fastest WiFi. See today’s press release for more information.

In early 2013 NETGEAR redesigned the market-leading ReadyNAS® family of networked storage. With all devices now running the revolutionary ReadyNAS OS 6 featuring ReadyCLOUD™ technology, creating private cloud storage to protect, access and share files has never been easier. At CES, NETGEAR announces the availability of the ReadyCLOUD mobile app for iOS and Android™ mobile phones and tablets. ReadyCLOUD mobile app users can access files anytime, anywhere and from virtually any device without the ongoing cost or privacy concerns associated with cloud-based subscription services. In addition, ReadyCLOUD can automatically upload photos from a mobile device camera roll to a ReadyNAS for effortless backup of precious memories. The ReadyCLOUD mobile app is available free at the Apple® App store and the Google Play™ store. More information on the full line of ReadyNAS products is at www.netgear.com/readynas.

New Products for Service Providers

NETGEAR is launching multiple new products at CES that will become available for service provider deployment. These include a family of best-in-class wireless IP cameras for home security systems providers. The Ocuity™ 100 Wireless IP Camera (HMNC100) (www.netgear.com/hmnc100), offers high-quality 720p resolution HD video and leverages selectable dual-band 802.11n WiFi for the fastest connection and comprehensive coverage across the home. The NETGEAR Ocuity™ 500 Wireless IP Camera (HMNC500) (www.netgear.com/hmnc500) is the industry’s first camera designed to combine high-quality HD video with breakthrough multifunction sensing and monitoring algorithms to extend the functionality of home monitoring and automation systems to go beyond video event alerts. In addition to offering the video and networking capabilities of the Ocuity 100, it includes an occupancy sensor, a security sensor, and communication capabilities. It also features the MagnaFast™ magnetic mounting system for a broad range of modular mounting options. Both cameras offer a discreet, compact form factor and print-to-customize skins to blend into home décor. See today’s press release for more information.

The NETGEAR NTV300D NeoMediacast™ HDMI Dongle (www.netgear.com/ntv300d) is a full-featured, customizable platform that integrates the Android™ SDK so telecommunications service providers can instantly turn any TV into a Smart TV. Service providers use the latest Android applications to build their own “curated content store” of both premium and free Over-the-Top (OTT) content. The NeoMediacast Dongle leverages best-in-class, next-generation 802.11ac wireless connectivity, full HD 1080p/60 decode, and integrated DRM support for a top quality viewing experience with access to premium content. It also integrates Miracast®-enabled wireless display, to enable intuitive sharing of content from mobile screens to big screen TVs. Because the NTV300D enables seamless portability of existing Android applications and the cost-effective development of new applications, service providers have the means to provide a plug-and-play solution to their subscribers that also provides opportunities for additional revenue stream.

More Information

  • Members of the press attending CES can connect with NETGEAR at the Digital Experience! media event (www.pepcom.com) at the Mirage from 7:00 -10:30 PM on January 6.
  • NETGEAR is hosting press, analysts and channel partners in an invitation-only suite at the Marriott Las Vegas from January 7-10.
  • NETGEAR is displaying its AirCard 4G LTE Mobile Hotspots, the AT&T Unite Pro™ and AT&T Unite™, in the MommyTech TechZone on Level 2 of the Venetian, booth 71209.
  • See all CES-related news from NETGEAR at www.netgear.com/ces.
  • You can read all announcements from NETGEAR at netgear.com/about/press-releases/.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR 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 approximately 45,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, MagnaFast, NeoMediacast, Nighthawk, Ocuity, ReadyCLOUD, ReadyNAS, and Trek are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Apple is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Miracast is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC1900 equals 600 Mbps @2.4GHz with 256 QAM support + 1300 Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac. 802.11ac 1300 Mbps is approximately 3x faster than 802.11n 450 Mbps. 2.4GHz Performance Mode requires 256 QAM support on WiFi client. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac 1300 Mbps devices. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. 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 the MSO provisioning and speed tier subscription.

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.

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