NETGEAR Showcases NeoMedia, Industry's First Middleware-Free Technology for Multi-Screen Media Access

 NETGEAR Showcases NeoMedia, Industry's First Middleware-Free Technology for
                          Multi-Screen Media Access

NETGEAR unveils media gateway technology powered by Digital Keystone's
scalable platform

PR Newswire

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR)
(, a global networking company that delivers innovative
products to consumers, businesses and service providers, unveiled NETGEAR
NeoMedia™ at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES®).
NeoMedia™ is a new integrated technology platform for media gateways powered
by Maelstrom™ software from Digital Keystone® (, the
leader in media distribution software. NeoMedia is the industry's first
platform that delivers broadcast and personal content to multiple screens
without the need for middleware on the Customer Premise Equipment (CPE).

Multi-screen initiatives being deployed by service providers today are limited
by the availability of content and by the type of CPE devices that can access
this content. Current multi-screen architectures are constrained by their
dependence on complex middleware for content rights management, navigation and
social networking. Deployment of new features requires the operator to go
through an expensive and time-consuming upgrade of the CPE devices.
Furthermore, ensuring a high quality of customer experience requires the
operator to be aware of the subscriber home network, presenting additional

The NeoMedia platform developed by NETGEAR and Digital Keystone eliminates the
need for middleware on CPE devices, enabling operators to deploy, scale and
manage their multi-screen services without constraints. With an innovative
distributed architecture that leverages proven cloud technologies, the
NeoMedia platform enables operators to rapidly launch new services or
seamlessly upgrade their existing offers. By locating key aspects of a media
gateway such as access rights management, user interface and navigation on a
cloud-based server, the NeoMedia platform enables CPE devices to become
lightweight without sacrificing functionality. With the NeoMedia server acting
as the proxy for the CPE devices in the subscriber home, operators can enable
multi-screen services without having to individually manage each CPE device.
This server-client architecture enables rapid innovation without requiring
costly infrastructure changes, CPE upgrades or truck-rolls.

"The NETGEAR NeoMedia media gateway platform is an all-inclusive technology.
Service providers have the ability to store, share and stream media as well as
decide how it's accessed and who gets to access it—all without the need for
middleware on the CPE," said Naveen Chhangani, director of product management
for Service Provider products at NETGEAR. "Digital Keystone's Maelstrom
software adds an additional level of integration and when layered on NETGEAR's
media gateways, turns NeoMedia into a scalable, intuitive solution."

"NeoMedia technology marks a unique collaboration between Digital Keystone and
NETGEAR. NeoMedia represents the state of the art in media access performance
and flexibility, and the perfect platform through which to deliver the full
set of Maelstrom media features to a wide range of markets. With Digital
Keystone's secure media distribution technology combined with NETGEAR's proven
leadership in home connectivity and broadband access, service providers get a
simpler, more flexible, and cost-effective rollout of multi-screen services,"
said Paolo Siccardo, president and CEO of Digital Keystone.

Key capabilities of the NeoMedia platform include

  oIn-home access to live and recorded linear TV services;
  oCloud-based access to live and recorded linear TV services;
  oSecure playback on retail and thin IP clients;
  oAggregation of Live TV, VOD and Network DVR services; and
  oSeamless integration into operator's existing infrastructure.

More Information

To learn more about NETGEAR solutions for service providers, please visit

NETGEAR launched a number of new WiFi, networking and media streaming products
today during a press conference held in conjunction with the opening of the
CES® in Las Vegas. Read the other CES-related announcements from NETGEAR at

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,
whole home solutions for their customers. 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 25,000 retail locations around the globe, and through
approximately 40,000 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 or by
calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

About Digital Keystone, Inc.

Digital Keystone is the world leader in secure content delivery to the Digital
Home. Based in Mountain View, CA, Digital Keystone develops digital
entertainment technologies that bridge the Pay TV, PC and consumer electronics
industries. Solutions include the Maelstrom gateway, PODware® and PRISMA™
content security stacks, and the HPNX™ family of validation, certification,
and manufacturing tools. More information is available at

©2013 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo and NeoMedia are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the
United States and/or other countries. Digital Keystone and Maelstrom are
trademarks of Digital Keystone in the United States and 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.

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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
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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,
including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the
section entitled "Part II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 46 through 65, in
the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended
September 30, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
November 6, 2012. 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.



Contact: Jeff Norris, Weber Shandwick for NETGEAR, +1-408-530-8458,, or U.S. Sales Inquiries, +1-408-907-8000,, U.S. Customer Inquiries: 1-888-NETGEAR
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