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NETGEAR introduces new products at CES 2015 to power the smart home and your mobile lifestyle

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PRESS RELEASE

Spotlight on six CES Innovations Award honorees that enhance your connectivity and ease-of-use experience including latest Nighthawk WiFi and fastest home ReadyNAS products

Bracknell, UK - January 5, 2015 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.co.uk), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is coming to the 2015 International CES® trade show this week with many exciting new product introductions and a six-pack of awards. The company is demonstrating its latest innovations to press, customers, and channel partners in their showroom suite in the Marriott Las Vegas.

Six NETGEAR products are honorees this year in the CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards competition sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®)), the industry's highest accolade (CESweb.org/Innovation). Innovations honorees are on display throughout CES in a special showcase located in the Sands Expo. The NETGEAR honorees in their respective categories include:

1.     ArloTM Smart Home HD Security Camera - Smart Home

2.     AirCard® 785 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot Smart Home

3.     Nighthawk® X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router - Gaming Hardware and Accessories

4.     Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router - Computer Accessories

5.     Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Range Extender - Computer Accessories

6.     ReadyNAS® 200 Series of Network Attached Storage - Computer Accessories

"Our new product introductions at CES highlight how NETGEAR innovates to provide you with the seamless connectivity options that work best for your home and mobile lifestyle. The concept of the ‘Internet of Things' (IoT) exploded into the public consciousness last year, yet what isn't as well understood is the high performance network that is needed to make it a reality," said Patrick Lo, CEO of NETGEAR. "Our products power the Smart Home, ensuring the devices you want to connect are enabled by a reliable, secure, and easy-to-use network. We make it possible for you to do the things you want - high-octane gaming, streaming HD entertainment, working remotely, keeping an eye on your home and property - from wherever and whenever you want, using the device you want."

You can read all of NETGEAR's CES-related announcements on the company website at www.netgear.com/ces. Below are the highlights: 

NETGEAR is expanding its award-winning family of world-class Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices with the new performance-driven ReadyNAS® 200 Series (http://www.netgear.co.uk/home/products/connected-storage/readynas-100.aspx#tab-overview) for home and home office networks. Available in two- and four-bay desktop models for media enthusiasts, photo hobbyists, and home power users, ReadyNAS 200 transfers files at speeds up to a stunning 200 MBps. ReadyNAS provides automatic backup of your PCs while also supporting Time Machine® backup for Mac®s. Easily customisable with 100-plus advanced features and add-on applications, this CES Innovations Award honoree offers truly the best performance in its value class for storing, streaming and protecting all your precious photos, videos and files. At the heart of ReadyNAS 200 is the groundbreaking ReadyNAS operating system (OS 6.2) that features 5 layers of data protection and NETGEAR ReadyCLOUDTM for personal cloud storage and management. NETGEAR ReadyNAS 200 Series will be available in late January in the UK.  

NETGEAR is delighted with its "hat trick" of CES Innovations Awards for all three routers in its premium Nighthawk line of 802.11ac wireless networking products. Both the Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) and the Nighthawk X4 AC2350 Smart WiFi Router (R7500) are among this year's honorees. The company is now adding multiple new features to last year's CES Innovations honoree and PC Magazine Editors' Choice award-winning router, the Nighthawk® AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000) (http://www.netgear.co.uk/home/products/networking/wifi-routers/R7000.aspx). Nighthawk R7000 now supports NETGEAR ReadyCLOUDTM for easier remote access to USB storage and features an enhanced NETGEAR genie® for remote network management. It also includes a new install wizard to make it easier than ever to use your Nighthawk in conjunction with your existing ISP gateway for faster speeds and better wireless coverage. You can add these new capabilities to your Nighthawk through a free firmware update available this month on the NETGEAR Support website. 

At CES, NETGEAR is expanding its family of WiFi Range Extenders by three products, including the next-generation, CES Innovations Award honoree Nighthawk® AC1900 WiFi Range Extender (EX7000) (UK RRP £119.99). Worthy of the Nighthawk name, the Nighthawk EX7000 delivers 802.11ac performance with up to 1900 Mbps* of dual-band WiFi speed, making it the fastest and most powerful WiFi Range Extender on the market. Along with the AC1200 WiFi Range Extender (EX6150) (UK RRP £79.99) and the AC750 WiFi Range Extender - Essentials Edition (EX3700) (UK RRP £49.99), the three Range Extenders give you an easy and effective way to fight WiFi dead zones so you can enjoy whole-home connectivity for HD video streaming and online gaming on any device in any location of your home. All of the new extenders offer a redesigned NETGEAR genie experience with a new look and feel, an easier installation, and improved features such as access point mode, WiFi coverage controls, and access scheduling for parental controls. Additionally, the new genie user interface will automatically adapt to your device to provide an optimal viewing experience no matter the size of your device screen. 

Making their debut at CES, the new NETGEAR Powerline 1200 (PL1200) (www.netgear.com/PL1200) and Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet (PLP1200) (www.netgear.com/PLP1200Adapter Kits feature next-generation Powerline technology with up to 1.2 Gbps* of speed. NETGEAR powerline adapters offer easy, plug-and-play setup to bring wired Internet access using existing electrical wiring to any room in your home without running long wires or drilling into walls to install Ethernet cables. Both Powerline 1200 adapters are compliant with HomePlug® AV2 standard, enabling the adapters to reach two times the performance over prior generation Powerline adapters while delivering expanded whole-home coverage. Enabled by multiple simultaneous data streams (MIMO) with Beamforming technology, Powerline 1200 adapters deliver gigabit speed at even longer distances, ideal for 4K video streaming, lag-free online gaming, or whole-home video monitoring. Setup and installation are made simple through a "pick-a-plug" LED indicator light that guides you to an electrical outlet where your adapter will perform best. You can add up to 16 adapters to expand your home network. The Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet adapter includes a convenient pass-through power outlet so you will still be able to use the power socket for TVs, game consoles, or a power strip. Both Powerline 1200 adapters automatically power down when not in use to save on energy.

NETGEAR invites press, analysts, customers and to visit their showroom suite in the Marriott Las Vegas this week to see demonstrations of the above-described new products and more. 

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: 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 36,000 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.co.uk or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/netgear_uki and facebook.com/NetgearUk.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC750 equals 300 Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n + 433 Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. AC1200 equals 300 Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n + 900 Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. AC1900 equals 600 Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11n + 1300 Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac. AC2350 equals 600 Mbps @2.4GHz 802.11n -256 QAM + 1733 Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac. Up to 1300 Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac 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.