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NETGEAR Debuts the World’s Fastest Router: New Nighthawk X10 With 802.11AC + AD

Quad-stream AC Router with Next-gen 802.11AD WiFi and Plex Media Server Support for Fast 4K Streaming and VR Gaming

/EIN News/ -- SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 19, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home, introduced the Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router, the industry’s first —and fastest— router for media streaming and instant backup.

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The Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi router combines a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core processor and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi.

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The Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi router combines a powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core processor — the fastest processor in a home router — and Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi architecture plus next generation high speed 802.11ad WiFi, so you can enjoy blazing-fast combined wireless speeds up to a furious 7.2Gbps*. The latest MU-MIMO technology supports simultaneous streaming, while 160MHz doubles WiFi speeds to mobile devices. Four patent-pending external Active Antennas amplify Nighthawk X10 WiFi signals to maximize range and throughput.

“The superior capabilities of 802.11ad will greatly enhance the user experience when dealing with applications that require the transferring of large amounts of data. 802.11ad also provides approximately one-tenth the latency as compared to 802.11ac, which is absolutely critical for applications like virtual reality or augmented reality,” said Michael Thelander, President of Signals Research Group.

The Nighthawk X10 supports Plex Media Server with transcoding for ultra-smooth 4K streaming, even to remote devices. The Nighthawk X10 is the industry’s first router to run Plex Media Server without the need for a computer. From locally connected storage, Plex organizes your movies, TV shows, music, video, and photo collections, making it easy to find and enjoy the content you love. Smoothly stream anywhere you go, on virtually any device—phones, tablets, streaming devices, gaming consoles, and smart TVs all support Plex apps. Compared to storing video content on a PC, Plex Media Server with Nighthawk X10 Smart WiFi router is easy to set up and always on. With the purchase of a Nighthawk X10, enjoy these premium features with a free three-month Plex Pass.

NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 is also the industry’s first router designed for the home market that includes a 10Gigabit port, which supports a fiber connection. Offering lightning-fast backup and streaming from Network Attached Storage devices – such as NETGEAR® ReadyNAS – Nighthawk X10 is the ideal solution for personal HD video collections. The two USB 3.0 ports make it easy to add storage for backup and file transfer over WiFi. Additional storage options with the Nighthawk X10 includes six months of free unlimited Amazon Drive backup for an off-site cloud copy of one’s files.

“Nighthawk X10 sets a new bar for performance and a new record for speed when moving large video files within your network and to the cloud,” said David Henry, senior vice president for home networking at NETGEAR. “Today’s video files are getting larger with 4k and VR video. Offloading from capture devices and moving these large files within a network often becomes a time-consuming and challenging task. The Nighthawk X10 is powerful enough to move these files at unprecedented speed and provides easy access once the file is stored on the network.”

Key Technical Features of Nighthawk X10

  • AD7200 Quad Stream Wave2 WiFi supports wireless speeds up to 4600+1733+800Mbps*
  • Fastest 60GHz 802.11ad WiFi technology for instant downloads, backup and minimal latency during online game play
  • Plex Media Server for all of your media, anytime, anywhere
  • Powerful 1.7GHz Quad Core Processor boosts performance for 4K streaming or VR gaming
  • High-performance Active Antennas for better WiFi coverage & faster speeds
  • Six (6) Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with dual ports that can be operated in line aggregation mode for faster file transfers (up to 2Gbps wired speeds)
  • Two (2) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for faster streaming, backup and easy access to your stored media.
  • Automatic backup to the cloud with Amazon Drive
  • NETGEAR® ReadyCLOUD® provides easy, private and secure remote access to USB connected storage
  • 10Gigabit fiber port for lightning-fast backup and media streaming to/from ReadyNAS or other NAS
  • MU-MIMO capable for simultaneous streaming of data to multiple devices
  • New NETGEAR® Up app will have your router up, running and configured to your liking all from the convenience of any Android or iOS mobile device. 
  • NETGEAR® genie® app for a personal dashboard to monitor, control and repair your home network, even when you’re away from home.

Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router is now available. You can purchase it in retail shops and online at an MSRP of $499.99 in the U.S.

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 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 29,000 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 and Facebook.

About Plex
Plex gives you instant access to all of your media collections—your home videos, photos, music, TV shows, and movies—so you can quickly find and stream what you want to any device, any time. Platforms include Macs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, Xbox and PlayStation gaming consoles, smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Nvidia Shield, and more. Whether it’s your movie or photo collection, recorded live television from a DVR tuner, or your music library, Plex makes your media look beautiful by automatically including movie posters, artist bios, plot summaries, cover art, and descriptions. Plex also allows you to easily share it all with your friends and family, no matter where they are.

©2016 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie, Nighthawk, ReadyCLOUD and ReadySHARE are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Plex and Plex Media Server are trademarks of Plex. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. AC7200 equals 800Mbps at 2.4GHz 802.11ac with 256 QAM support + 1733Mbps at 5GHz 802.11ac + 4600Mbps at 60GHz 802.11ad. 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.

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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