Netgear Inc. Launches Nighthawk X4S, First VDSL/ADSL Modem Router with Both MU-MIMO and Quad-Stream WiFi
Sep 2 15
NETGEAR Inc. is launching its performance VDSL Modem Router with Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (D7800). With a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and built-in DSL modem, it’s the first DSL modem router on the market to support the latest Wave 2 WiFi technology with Quad-Stream on both bands as well as Multi-User MIMO-capability. Families with multiple Internet-enabled devices connecting simultaneously to DSL broadband will want to upgrade their WiFi router to the Nighthawk X4S to be able to enjoy its blazing-fast WiFi speeds, extended range, and overall improved streaming and gaming. The Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router provides a built-in fast DSL modem for broadband that is compatible with legacy ADSL, ADSL2 and ADSL2+ connections as well as lightning-fast VDSL and VDSL2 speeds. Its Gigabit Ethernet WAN port is compatible with any Internet service so that Nighthawk X4S also offers a future-ready upgrade to fiber/cable options. The dual-core 1.4GHz processor that powers Nighthawk X4S boosts wireless, wired, and USB performance. Nighthawk X4S takes full advantage of the AC WiFi technology that’s already embedded into user latest mobile devices, while still backward compatible with 802.11 a/b/g/n devices. Within the home or local network, Nighthawk X4S delivers incredibly fast wireless up to 2.53Gbps (AC2600 WiFi = 800Mbps+1733Mbps) and Gigabit Ethernet speeds. Quad-Stream Wave 2 WiFi, means the X4S supports up to four data streams in each WiFi band, maximizing connection speeds for faster gaming and smoother HD video streaming with greater clarity and less buffering. Moreover, high-powered amplifiers, four high-performance external antennas and Beamforming+ improve the X4S range and reliability to extend WiFi coverage and reduce dead spots. With MU-MIMO technology designed for simultaneous streaming of data for multiple devices, Nighthawk X4S provides major bandwidth improvement in next-generation mobile devices. It is especially appropriate for home networks with multiple device connections such as smartphones; notebook, tablet and desktop computers; gaming consoles; smart TVs; and Blu-ray players. Instead of sending data to one device at a time, like traditional WiFi routers, the Nighthawk X4S with MU-MIMO will deliver data in parallel to multiple devices simultaneously, essentially doubling the throughput. As a result, user can stream 4K video to one device while also playing an intense multi-user video game on a different device. Moreover, Nighthawk X4S offers a unique Dynamic QoS prioritization capability. Instead of treating all devices and applications as the same, Dynamic QoS recognizes each individual application and the device it is running on, and prioritizes their network traffic accordingly. Whether user are using user smartphone, tablet or laptop computer for gaming, streaming, transferring files or web browsing, Nighthawk X4S ensures that user are getting the most effective network connection for the best possible experience. Nighthawk X4S has four Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting wired devices like game consoles, smart TVs, or streaming players to user existing WiFi network. User can easily add storage by connecting a drive to the twin SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports or one eSATA port on the Nighthawk X4S, giving user fast access to all user treasured files and multimedia content. The two built-in USB 3.0 ports are NETGEAR ReadySHARE-enabled for wirelessly accessing and sharing content on USB hard drives from any device in user home network. ReadySHARE printing capability means user can wirelessly access and share a USB printer, creating the total package for consumer or home office needs. Nighthawk X4S offers levels of wireless security to ensure user family’s online safety and privacy. Not only does user have VPN support for secure access to user home network, but user can also set up a free URL to create user personal FTP server. User will keep user content safe with NETGEAR ReadySHARE Vault, free application software that takes automatic backups of incremental changes on all PCs in user home network and saves them to a USB hard drive connected to the Nighthawk X4S modem router. Nighthawk X4S also supports the unique capabilities of the NETGEAR genie® app. The user-friendly NETGEAR genie, already enjoyed by more than 6 million NETGEAR customers worldwide, is user personal dashboard that makes it easy to install, monitor, control and repair user home network. User can easily access user home network, view the real-time network map of all the connected devices on user network, check bandwidth usage, block WiFi devices, set up guest WiFi, and manage parental controls for safer web surfing on a per-device basis, all through the app. The NETGEAR MyMedia feature enables user to find and play user stored media files from anywhere on user network to user DLNA-ready TVs and music system. User can also make any printer AirPrint compatible for printing from an iPad or iPhone. Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (D7800) is available now in Australia, and will launch in the UK and throughout Europe in mid-September. User can purchase it in retail shops and online at an MSRP of AUD 529, £269 and €299.
Netgear Inc. Launches Prosafe® 28-Port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T)
Aug 31 15
NETGEAR® Inc. is extending its leadership in 10-Gigabit Copper (10GBASE-T) switching solutions with the introduction of the ProSAFE® 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T). The powerful new ProSAFE XS728T is the first and only 28-port (24 copper, 4 SFP+) 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch purposely designed for small to mid-sized organizations (SMBs) with 10GBASE-T connectivity and Advanced L2+/Layer 3 Lite features. The XS728T delivers unprecedented 10-Gigabit bandwidth at an affordable cost for small to mid-sized organizations such as businesses, government agencies, and educational facilities. It is backed by the NETGEAR Lifetime Hardware Warranty and customer support coverage. With its 24 10-Gigabit Copper ports and 4 additional dedicated SFP+ ports for 10G fiber links, the ProSAFE XS728T Smart Managed Switch is purposely designed as a cost-effective way to provide 10G connections to 10G-capable servers and Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems. It can be used at the center of a small business network or as an aggregation or access switch in a larger organization including workgroup access, connecting to a 10-Gigabit NETGEAR ProSAFE Fully Managed Switch (M6100/M7100/M7300) on one end and extending the 10G connections to the network edge. Key Features of the ProSAFE 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T) were: With the growth of virtualization, cloud-based services and applications like VoIP, video streaming and IP surveillance, SMB networks need to extend beyond simple reliability to higher speed and performance. ProSAFE 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switches from NETGEAR, including the new XS728T, present the right solution for this requirement, delivering unprecedented non-blocking 10-Gigabit bandwidth at an affordable cost. In addition to the essential set of network features that comes in all NETGEAR Smart Managed Switches, the ProSAFE XS728T provides comprehensive L2+/Layer 3 Lite features in order to meet customers’ current and future needs on virtualization, converged networks, and mobility. Some of the main features include: Advanced VLAN features such as Protocol-based VLAN, MAC-based VLAN and 802.1x Guest VLAN; Advanced QoS (Quality of Service) with L2/L3/L4 awareness and 8 priority queues including Q-in-Q; Static Routing (both IPv4 and IPv6); Private VLAN; Dynamic VLAN assignment; IGMP and MLD snooping; Advanced Security; IPv6 support for management, QoS and ACL; Easy-to-use web-based management GUI or PC-based Smart Control Center application for multi-switch deployment. NETGEAR ProSAFE 28-port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Switch (XS728T)is available now worldwide through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels. It has an MSRP in the U.S. of $4,624.00, although final pricing for end customers may vary depending on the reseller and bundled offerings.
Netgear Inc. Announces Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 28, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Third Quarter of 2015
Jul 23 15
Netgear Inc. announced unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and six months ended June 28, 2015. For the quarter, the company's net revenue was $288.8 million compared with $337.6 million a year ago. Income from operations was $11.2 million compared with $24.6 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $10.9 million compared with $24.4 million a year ago. Net income was $3.7 million or $0.11 per diluted share compared with $14.7 million or $0.40 per diluted share a year ago. Non-GAAP operating income was $20.5 million compared with $33.96 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was $9.9 million or $0.29 per diluted share compared with $21.4 million or $0.58 per diluted share a year ago. The company generated approximately $38.9 million in cash flow from operations.
For the six months, the company's net revenue was $597.9 million compared with $686.99 million a year ago. Income from operations was $28.7 million compared with $48.1 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $28.95 million compared with $47.9 million a year ago. Net income was $11.7 million or $0.34 per diluted share compared with $29.1 million or $0.79 per diluted share a year ago. Non-GAAP operating income was $48.8 million compared with $67.9 million a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was $26.2 million or $0.75 per diluted share compared with $43.4 million or $1.17 per diluted share a year ago.
The company expects third quarter of 2015 net revenue to be in the range of $315 million to $330 million, driven by typical back-to-school seasonality and the success of its latest products. Non-GAAP operating margin is expected to be in the range of 8.5% to 9.5%. The company’s non-GAAP tax expense is expected to be approximately $11 million to $13 million, which implies an effective tax rate of 41% for the third quarter of 2015.