Next-generation Push2TV credit card sized adapter supports Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) and is compatible with the Wi-Fi Alliance's Miracast open standard for wireless display to your big screen TV
Bracknell, UK - September 20, 2012 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the next-generation NETGEAR Push2TVTM Wireless Display Adapter (PTV3000), which lets you wirelessly mirror a laptop, smartphone or tablet screen on your big screen TV1. The new Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter supports Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) 2, and is one of the first adapters that is pre-standard compliant with the Wi-Fi Alliance's MiracastTM specification3. Both Intel WiDi technology and the Miracast standard allow a WiFi connection to be used to deliver audio and video content from one device to another, without cables or a connection to an existing WiFi network.
The new Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter supports wirelessly transmitted image display in up to 1080p full HD video resolution and 5.1 surround sound audio, so you can enjoy great quality movies, music, photos or any website on your big screen TV straight from your mobile devices. About one-third the size of its predecessor, PTV2000, and about the same length and width of a credit card, the Push2TV adapter PTV3000 can be conveniently placed in most home theatre environments without adding more clutter. It is an ideal entertainment accessory for any Intel WiDi or Miracast compatible laptop, tablet or smartphone - even on the go.
The Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter offers flexible power options, featuring a low power usage design. The adapter can be conveniently powered using a USB port on your TV - eliminating the need to run a separate power cable or use up another electrical outlet. If your TV does not have a USB port, Push2TV comes with a power adapter that plugs directly into an electrical outlet.
According to a study by Parks Associates, 26% of all U.S. broadband households still connect a computer to their TV to enjoy locally stored or online content that is only accessible through their desktop or laptop. The Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter frees content from a small PC, tablet or smartphone screen and allows you to watch sports, a movie, view photos or stream online content on your HDTV without connecting cables from your laptop to your TV. Instead, you can wirelessly mirror the content on the screen of your Intel WiDi or Miracast compatible device on your TV and enjoy it the way it's meant to be - as a big screen entertainment experience.
In addition to Intel WiDi, which enables wireless display capabilities with Intel CoreTM i3, i5, i7 based laptops, Push2TV is also pre-standard compliant with the Wi-Fi Alliance's Miracast technology. Miracast creates an open standard that allows a direct connection between devices. This enables you to mirror videos from a smartphone on a big screen TV, share a laptop screen with a conference room projector to collaborate in real-time and more. Televisions, laptops, smartphones, tablets and set-top boxes like Push2TV, are among the device types that will be certified for Miracast interoperability near the end of 2012 as the Wi-Fi Alliance finalises the specification.
"Consumers increasingly use laptops, smartphones and tablets to stream sports, movies or view high resolution photos, often leaving the big screen TV unused," said Damir Skripic, product line manager for connected entertainment at NETGEAR. "With the new Push2TV adapter PTV3000 and the forthcoming Miracast standard, you can easily enjoy entertainment you can't get from your cable or satellite operator on your big screen TV from your laptop or mobile devices."
Pricing and Availability
To be confirmed.
For more information on the NETGEAR Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter (PTV3000), please visit www.netgear.com/stream.
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, whole home solutions for their customers. 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 32,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 42,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com. Connect with NETGEAR at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
1 Requires a laptop, smartphone or tablet with Intel WiDi or pre-standard compliant Miracast wireless display, Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter and an HDTV with available HDMI input.
2 Intel® WiDi requires an Intel® Wireless Display enabled PC, NETGEAR and a TV. 1080p HD resolution is available on second-generation Intel® CoreTM processor-based PCs with built-in visuals enabled. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, see http://www.intel.com/go/widi.
3 NETGEAR Push2TV (PTV3000) supports a pre-compliant version of Miracast and will be submitted for certification towards the end of 2012.