|[June 25, 2014]
NETGEAR Ships Nighthawk X6, Industry's First Tri-Band Wireless Router Offering Breakthrough 3.2 Gbps Combined Speeds
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com),
a global networking company that delivers innovative products to
consumers, businesses and service providers, has once again set a new
industry standard for router performance by adding to its award-winning
Nighthawk® family of 802.11ac routers. The new Nighthawk X6 AC3200
Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) (www.netgear.com/R8000)
is the first tri-band WiFi router available for purchase incorporating
the powerful new Broadcom (News - Alert)® 5G WiFi XStream platform. With six
high-performance antennas and three network bands, one 2.4GHz and two
5GHz, the Nighthawk X6 delivers the industry's fastest combined WiFi
speed, up to 3.2 Gbps* (1300+1300+600 Mbps*). It balances the network
load to ensure the best WiFi performance for each device and deliver the
maximum wireless range available today.
The NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 (Photo: Business Wire)
Today's homes that combine many new and old WiFi devices need tri-band
routers such as the Nighthawk X6 to optimize the speed of each device,
whether it is an old laptop or the newest smartphone. Nighthawk X6
intelligently segments slower and faster devices into the most
appropriate WiFi band. This network load balancing and segmentation
enables the X6 to mitigate interference and more effectively support all
WiFi devices, including more "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices.
In a typical dual band router, for example, the video streamer and the
Internet gamer have to effectively�"time-share" the 5GHz band. With the
Nighthawk X6 Tri-Band Router, however, video streaming and Internet
gaming traffic can each operate on separate 5GHz bands so that each of
them gets double the speed of a dual band router.
"Home networks are being weighed down by an exploding number of WiFi
devices demanding bandwidth for more and more video content," said
Sandeep Harpalani, NETGEAR's director of product marketing for Retail
Network Products. "Nighthawk X6 solves these issues by not only
providing more WiFi bandwidth but also segmenting slower and faster
devices across different WiFi bands, and balancing the number of devices
in each band to deliver the best-in-class experience for streaming,
sharing and gaming."
Powered by a 1GHz dual core processor with three additional offload
processors, Nighthawk X6 soars above the competition so you'll enjoy a
blazing-fast WiFi experience using the latest 802.11ac wireless
technology, such as the innovative 5G WiFi XStream technology from
Broadcom. By optimizing speeds for all your WiFi devices, you'll be able
to game on, stream away, and download mega-sized files without network
lag from inside and outside your house, garage and yard.
Nighthawk X6 supports NETGEAR Beamforming+, a smart, signal-focusing
technology that improves WiFi connections by locking onto a wireless
device on the network and pinpointing WiFi signals directly at the
device. As you move, Beamforming+ adjusts for distance, delivering the
best experience for fast downloads, clearer Voice over Internet (VoIP)
calls, uninterrupted HD video, and lag-free gaming. The boost in speed,
reliability and range of WiFi connections is delivered on all three WiFi
Nighthawk X6 offers superior capabilities for sharing, storing and
securing your treasured files and multimedia content. Content on a
storage device attached to Nighthawk X6's SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port can be
easily accessed and transferred quickly across the network, making it
ideal for streaming video to screens around the home that are
DLNA®-enabled or AirPlay (News - Alert)®-compatible. Your content will also be kept
safe with NETGEAR ReadySHARE Vault™, free application software that
takes automatic backup of incremental changes on all PCs in your home
network and saves them to a USB hard drive connected to the ighthawk
X6. This new NETGEAR router also offers you peace of mind with VPN
support for secure remote access by using a customized free URL, SPI and
NAT double firewall, and separate guest network access.
"The tri-band WiFi technology that powers the NETGEAR Nighthawk X6
router provides real-life benefits to today's�consumers, whose homes
have an increasing number of devices simultaneously streaming HD video
to TV, laptop�and tablet screens," said Linley Gwennap, principal
analyst of The Linley Group, a leading source of independent technology
analysis on semiconductors. "Capable of delivering up to twice the total
data rate of WiFi routers currently in the market, it significantly
improves the video-streaming experience for these consumers."
Technical Benefits of Nighthawk X6
NETGEAR has packed Nighthawk X6 with best-in-class technology to offer
an unmatched WiFi experience for your WiFi-enabled devices -
smartphones, notebooks, tablets, smart TVs, gaming consoles, Blu-ray®
players, and media servers.
AC3200 WiFi technology enables the fastest combined WiFi speeds
currently available - up to 3.2 Gbps.
Tri-band WiFi intelligently connects devices to the fastest WiFi band
possible and increases overall network speed.
6 high-performance external antennas and powerful amplifiers deliver
maximum range around your home and yard.
1 GHz dual core processor with three offload processors supports
blazing-fast WiFi, wired and USB storage performance.
Beamforming+ improves range reliability by focusing and locking on 2.4
and 5 GHz device signals as you move.
Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest WiFi for every device
which helps your 802.11n and 802.11ac devices choose the appropriate
5GHz band for the best performance.
VPN support ensures secure remote access to your home network.
Five Gigabit Ethernet ports (one WAN and four LAN) offer fast wired
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port offers high-speed, storage-ready access up to
10 times faster than USB 2.0.
ReadySHARE® Vault, a free software application, automatically backs up
Windows-based PCs to a USB hard drive connected to Nighthawk X6.
NETGEAR MyMedia™ enables you to find and play your stored media from
anywhere on your network to your DLNA®-ready TVs and music system.
iTunes™ server support enables you to play music on AirPlay-compatible
devices using iTunes or Apple (News - Alert) Remote™.
NETGEAR genie® is a personal dashboard that makes it easy to install,
monitor, control and repair your home network from PCs, Mac®s, and iOS
and Android™ smartphones and tablets.
Pricing and Availability
Nighthawk X6 AC3200 Tri-Band WiFi Router (R8000) is available for
pre-order online today at an MSRP of $299.99 in the U.S.
Go to www.netgear.com/R8000
for more information on Nighthawk, and to www.netgear.com/fastestwifi
for the full range of NETGEAR 802.11ac WiFi networking routers. Watch
the Nighthawk X6 video at www.netgear.com/X6tour.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: 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
49,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately
39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San
Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is
an ENERGY STAR (News - Alert)® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com
or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR
©2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, NETGEAR genie,
MyMedia, Nighthawk, ReadySHARE and ReadySHARE Vault are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in
the United States and/or other countries. Other brand names mentioned
herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of
their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without
notice. All rights reserved.
* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE (News - Alert) standard 802.11
specifications. AC3200 equals 600 Mbps @2.4GHz 802.11n -256 QAM + 1300
Mbps @5GHz 802.11ac + 1300 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.
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