BRACKNELL, UK — MARCH 15, 2019 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking products for online gaming, has debuted the Nighthawk® Pro Gaming XR300 WiFi Router, during the SXSW Gaming Expo. This latest member of the Nighthawk® Pro Gaming product family is designed to minimize ping and latency on Xbox®, PlayStation®, Nintendo® Switch, PCs and mobile devices, for a wide audience.
The XR300 leverages a purpose-built gaming dashboard powered by DumaOS, critical for an enhanced online gaming experience. With the explosion in popularity of online games such as Fortnite, Apex Legends and PUBG, the Nighthawk Pro Gaming Dashboard, used across our entire Nighthawk Pro Gaming line, prioritises internet speeds for faster online gaming and smoother streaming, minimising lag with ultra-low ping rates, and giving gamers a fully personalised experience on the customisable dashboard.
Its rich set of features empowers a gaming experience unmatched by any other WiFi router, while simultaneously delivering high-performance internet speeds for the entire home.
“With more than 2.3 billion active gamers in the world, online gaming is truly becoming the world’s favorite pastime. As multiplayer online games grow in popularity, it’s known that latency kills. Our award-winning line of Pro Gaming routers, including the XR500 and the XR700, emerged very naturally as a response to the needs of the gaming community, who already favored our Nighthawk routers,”says David Henry, senior vice president of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR. “The XR300 is the latest addition to our NPG router lineup, and it ensures that every gamer is provided with a competitive edge to dominate their game, on their platform of choice.”
Features of the XR300 Router:
- Optimised Gaming Performance— Dramatically reduces lag by prioritising online gaming. Use Geo Filtering to control your lag by limiting distance to game servers or other players. Use Quality of Service (QoS) to prioritise gaming devices and allocate bandwidth by device. Control the maximum upload and download speeds per device on the network to minimize sudden lag spikes while gaming. Powered by DumaOS gaming software.
- Gaming Dashboard— Easily tweak every aspect of your connection to stabilise ping, reduce lag, and even ensure quality local connections. Check on bandwidth-hogging devices and identify the applications which could be causing lag.
- Wired and Wireless Connectivity—Four (4) Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for maximized wired speeds ideal for fast-paced gaming and high-quality streaming, plus one (1) WAN port. Super-fast 802.11ac wireless speeds.
- Compatible with Gaming Systems — Works with PC, Xbox®, PlayStation®, Nintendo® Switch, mobile devices, and more.
Pricing and Availability:
The Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR300 WiFi Router from NETGEAR will be available worldwide in April of 2019 through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels, ecommerce sites, and major retailers, at an MSRP of £169.99 (GBP).
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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 23,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 22,000 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 from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.
* 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.