NETGEAR Announces The NeoMediacast Dongle, Full-Featured Android Set-Top Box in Your Pocket

  NETGEAR Announces The NeoMediacast Dongle, Full-Featured Android Set-Top Box
  in Your Pocket

Miracast-enabled NTV300D platform offers service providers best-in-class
capabilities to turn any TV into a Smart TV with the latest Android apps

2014 International CES

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- January 6, 2014

NETGEAR^®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking
company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service
providers, has introduced the NETGEAR NeoMediacast™ HDMI Dongle (NTV300D)
(www.netgear.com/ntv300d). The NTV300D is a customizable, Miracast®-enabled
platform that enables telecommunications service providers to use the latest
Android™ applications to offer their subscribers a veritable “curated content
store” of both premium and free Over-the-Top (OTT) content. The NETGEAR
NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle is among a number of new products that NETGEAR is
demonstrating to press, customers and channel partners this week at the2014
International CES® trade show in Las Vegas.

The NETGEAR NeoMediacast(TM) HDMI Dongle (NTV300D) (Photo: Business Wire)

The NETGEAR NeoMediacast(TM) HDMI Dongle (NTV300D) (Photo: Business Wire)

With NeoMediacast, service providers can develop and operate a complete media
streaming solution that supports their multi-screen video initiatives, where
quick time-to-market is critical. The small, easy-to-use NTV300D integrates
the Android SDK, giving service providers the tools to build their own premium
content store. Another major benefit is that service providers can leverage
the Android apps they have already developed to support linear TV on tablets
and phones. Combined with NTV300D support for DRM, this offers service
providers a low-cost alternative to set-top boxes. By supporting this seamless
portability of existing Android applications and the cost-effective
development of new applications, the NeoMediacast Dongle enables service
providers to instantly turn any TV into a Smart TV.

“Consumers are clamoring for new options for accessing digital content across
their screens, including their wide-screen HD TVs. With the NeoMediacast HDMI
Dongle, our service provider customers have the means to provide a
plug-and-play solution to their subscribers that also provides opportunities
for additional revenue stream,” said Michael Clegg, senior vice president and
general manager for Service Provider Business at NETGEAR. “The NTV300D
platform supports seamless integration with other NETGEAR home connectivity
devices so that service providers can offer a worry-free connected media
solution to their subscribers, knowing they can trust the NETGEAR reputation
for quality, reliability, and ease of use.”

The NETGEAR NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle provides uncompromising functionality and
performance. It offers Miracast^®-enabled wireless display, so that consumers
experience intuitive sharing of content from their mobile screens to big
screen TVs. Equipped with full HD 1080p/60 decode, there is no compromise in
accessing the best content available, while integrated DRM support ensures
access to premium content. The NTV300D also leverages best-in-class,
next-generation 802.11ac wireless connectivity for a top quality viewing
experience even with HD quality video. It integrates support for Bluetooth^®
4.0 so Bluetooth-enabled remote devices connect seamlessly. Service providers’
subscribers will love the simple and easy installation afforded by the small
form factor.

The NETGEAR NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle comes with a host of innovative features:

  *HDMI dongle form factor for small footprint
  *Android 4.2+ supported with RDK support in the future
  *1080p/60 full HD, H.264/MPEG4 video decode
  *Supports HDMI 1.4 and HDCP 2.1
  *Miracast®-enabled
  *802.11ac high-speed wireless connectivity
  *USB powered
  *Micro SD slot for playback/storage
  *Micro USB (OTG) for secondary storage
  *DRM support for Microsoft PlayReady™, Google Widevine^® and Adobe^® RTMPe
  *Remote control unit: RF4CE or Bluetooth® supported

“Subscribers want intuitive, plug-and-play access to all forms of video
content across multiple screens in their homes. They also want simple
integration with their home networks,” said Jeff Heynen, principal analyst
covering broadband access, pay TV and video for Infonetics Research. “The
NETGEAR NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle provides both, bringing true content
integration to reality.”

Availability

The NETGEAR NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle (NTV300D) is scheduled to become
available for service provider deployments in the first half of 2014.

More Information

  *NETGEAR NeoMediacast HDMI Dongle (NTV300D):
    www.netgear.com/service-providers/products/connected-media/set-top-boxes/NTV300D
  *See all CES-related news from NETGEAR at www.netgear.com/ces.
  *You can read all announcements from NETGEAR at
    netgear.com/about/press-releases/.

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 45,000 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® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by
calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and
www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and NeoMediacast are trademarks
and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the
United States and/or other countries. Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
Bluetooth is a trademark of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG).
Miracast is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. 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.

* 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
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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
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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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Contact:

U.S. Media Contact:
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or
U.S. Sales Inquiries: 408-907-8000
sales@netgear.com
or
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