NETGEAR® Launches “All in One” Integrated Voice Gateway with ADSL2+ Modem, Router, and Wireless Router with VoIP
First Availability of DG834GV via engin, Australia’s Broadband Telephony Service
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — August 1, 2006 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced the first worldwide availability of the Integrated ADSL2+ Modem and Wireless Router with Voice (DG834GV). Six products in one, it combines an ADSL2+ Modem, Router, 10/100 Wired LAN Switch, 802.11g Wireless Access Point, Voice-over-IP (VoIP), and SPI Double Firewall – offering greater simplicity for home and business networking. The Integrated Gateway is available now in Australia through engin (ASX: ENG), with future rollout in other geographies through NETGEAR broadband service provider partners.
Said Patrick Lo, NETGEAR’s chairman and chief executive officer, “Developing strategic partnerships with innovative broadband service providers across the globe has proven mutually beneficial. NETGEAR is able to reach a growing number of consumers who are hungry for high-quality technology solutions that simplify and enhance their Web experience, and service providers such as engin are able to offer their customers the perfect technology complement to their broadband packages.”
engin is Australia’s leading Internet telephony provider and was the first to offer Internet telephony to consumers via major retailers. The company is branding a customized version of the NETGEAR Integrated Gateway (DG834GV) as the engin Voice Box Series 3, offering a single networking solution to remove the complexity and clutter of multiple digital devices. The integration of these devices minimizes setup difficulties and resolves interoperability issues, while simplifying control and management of the network environment. Through the ease of plug and play, consumers and businesses can immediately access their broadband connection and share the Internet with any combination of up to four wired and wirelessly networked computers, access points, or printers.
“When looking at vendors of networking products, we want to be sure that our subscribers have access to product solutions that are easy to set up and maintain, of the highest quality, are reliable and affordable, and can accommodate any manner of user requirements,” stated Ilkka Tales, engin’s chief executive officer. “NETGEAR has a well-founded reputation around the world for products that adhere to very high performance standards and are uncomplicated for the everyday consumer. As the products we offer customers reflects our service quality, we’re proud to include NETGEAR products to improve the user experience.”
NETGEAR’s Integrated ADSL2+ Modem and Wireless Router with Voice (DG834GV) features high-speed 802.11g wireless capability – up to five times faster than 802.11b – enabling consumers to download large files and videoconference, as well as play and distribute high-quality digital movies, photos, and MP3s instantaneously. Also ideal for VoIP, the DG834GV converts normal analogue phone signals to digital and sends them over broadband, enabling users to make and receive calls from their current telephone number. With the addition of PSTN/FXO ports, the connection actually extends beyond VoIP to connect to regular phone lines for automatic emergency call routing and backup to PSTN during power failures.
Ian McLean, NETGEAR’s Asia-Pacific vice president stated that, “The DG834GV adds VoIP functionality to our top-selling DG834G for minimal additional cost. The synergy of 2 market leaders in Australia—NETGEAR and engin—offers users a seamless Internet/VoIP experience.”
The Integrated ADSL2+ Modem and Wireless Router with Voice (DG834GV) combines a double firewall (NAT+SPI) to secure consumer networks with Network Address Translation (NAT), shielding networked devices from intruders and potential attacks. In addition, VPN pass-through enables safe connections to a user’s business network from their home and office, while Stateful Packet Inspection (SPI) and Denial of Service (DoS) attack prevention avert possible threats by scanning all incoming traffic. Backed by powerful WEP and WPA encryption, it provides secure wireless connections so information is concealed from eavesdroppers, and MAC Address Control prevents unauthorized access to your wireless network.
NETGEAR’s Smart Wizard™ Install Assistant, with on-screen, step-by-step instructions, guides consumers through setup and automatically detects and configures the router for virtually all ISP connections. It is designed to standards-based specification and with the flexibility of future-proofed architecture, allowing for the addition of new, advanced features, such as TR-069 Remote Management and IGMP Multimedia Support.
The NETGEAR Integrated ADSL2+ Modem and Wireless Router with Voice (DG834GV) offers a two-year warranty and 24/7 technical support. The Integrated Gateway will be available in Australia. High-resolution photos are available on NETGEAR’s Website, http://www.netgear.com/pressroom/imagelibrary.php.
engin, listed on the ASX (ENG), is the first broadband telephony service to be broadly available to Australian consumers and businesses on the shelves of major retailers. engin is headquartered in Sydney, Australia and was granted its telecommunications carrier license in March 2004 to deliver a digital voice service across existing broadband connections. Winner of the ATUG Best Communications Solution – Small Business 2006 award and the 2005 iAwards AIIA communications category, engin provides affordable telecommunication alternatives for all Australian consumers and businesses. For more information, please visit www.engin.com.au.
About NETGEAR®, Inc.
NETGEAR® (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The Company’s product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.netgear.com or call (408) 907-8000.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR’s integrated ADSL2+ modem and wireless router with voice (DG834GV) 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 the DG834GV router may not meet the price, performance and ease of use requirements of end-users; the performance of NETGEAR’s products may be adversely affected by real world network, environmental and operating conditions; 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, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors,” pages 23 through 32, in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended April 2, 2006, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 12, 2006. 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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