NETGEAR, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is launching two networking adapter kits for next-generation Powerline technology that deliver up to 1.2Gbps* of speed for improved video streaming and gaming. Introduced at the 2015 International CES® trade show, the new NETGEAR Powerline 1200 Adapter Kit (PL1200) (www.netgear.com/PL1200) is available now in the U.S. and in Europe later this month, while its sister device, the Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet Adapter Kit (PLP1200) (www.netgear.com/PLP1200) will ship in May. 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 walls to install Ethernet cables, and are especially useful for home theater and home security systems.
Building construction such as brick, as well as distance from the wireless router or gateway, can cause your home to work against your wireless network. Powerline technology is ideal for reliably extending your Internet connection through multiple walls and even at long distances to any room of your home to get the best network coverage possible. Compliant with the HomePlug® AV2 standard, the two new NETGEAR Powerline 1200 adapters double the performance over previous generation Powerline adapters while delivering expanded whole-home coverage. Enabled by multiple simultaneous data streams (MIMO) with Beamforming technology, NETGEAR Powerline 1200 adapters deliver gigabit speed at even longer distances, ideal for 4K video streaming, lag-free online gaming, or whole-home video monitoring.
“Powerline has become an increasingly popular networking solution because of the explosive growth in connected AV devices, and the high speeds and reliability required to support demanding applications such as HD video streaming and online gaming,” said Oleg Fishel, the product line manager for NETGEAR Powerline. “With powerline technology, you can take advantage of your existing electrical outlets in every room and don’t need to run new wires to get fast, uninterrupted access to the Internet and the home network.”
Setup and installation of the Powerline 1200 adapters are made simple through a “pick-a-plug” LED indicator light that guides you to an electrical outlet where your adapter will perform best. Just plug the adapter into the outlet and connect an Ethernet-enabled device to the Ethernet port of the adapter.
The Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet adapter includes a convenient noise-filtered, pass-through power outlet so you will still be able to use the power socket to plug in TVs, game consoles, or a power strip. You can add up to 16 adapters to expand your home network, but the adapters automatically power down when not in use to save on energy.
Pricing and Availability
The Powerline 1200 Adapter (PL1200) Kit is available now in the U.S. from major retailers in stores and online at an MSRP starting at $79.99, and will become available in Europe later this month. The Powerline 1200 + Extra Outlet Adapter (PLP1200) Kit will become available in the U.S. and Europe in May at an MSRP starting at $89.99 in the U.S. Both kits contain two adapters and two Ethernet cables.
Go to www.netgear.com/home/products/networking/powerline to learn more about the wide selection of NETGEAR powerline products for creating or extending your home network using existing electrical wiring.
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, 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 44,000 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 approximately 25 countries. More information is available at http://investor.netgear.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at www.twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.
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*Actual data throughput and data over distance can vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, home wiring construction and materials, interference from other electrical devices, age of home wiring, other networking products in use on the same network, and other adverse conditions may result in lower actual data throughput rate. Power outlets and electrical wiring must all be part of the same electrical system and outlets must be electrically connected in order for devices to provide a network connection between them.
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