NETGEAR LAUNCHES INDUSTRY’S FIRST SMALL BUSINESS VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SUITE

Combines Business-Class Network Switching, Network Storage, Network Video Recording Software and Network Management Components

SAN JOSE, Calif. — May 8, 2012— NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the release of NETGEAR ReadyNAS® Surveillance, a comprehensive IP surveillance solution incorporating surveillance software, storage, switching and network management. Customers and channel partners may connect any of over 1,000 supported name-brand IP camera models to complete the package. This product suite is the first to combine business-class IP video technologies with flexible, customizable endpoint options for building reliable, affordable and simple video monitoring solutions. 

Small businesses and corporate branch offices require powerful and sophisticated options for protecting physical assets, but may lack deep expertise or big budgets. NETGEAR ReadyNAS Surveillance wraps four critical NETGEAR components into an affordable and simple suite for the first time: 

  • The new NETGEAR ReadyNAS Surveillance Network Video Recorder (NVR) software includes intelligent search, digital watermark and e-mapping technology and supports up to 16 simultaneous cameras, including megapixel and HD models. Video may be viewed on the Web or played back on mobile clients, including Apple® iPhone®, Apple iPad®, Android™, and BlackBerry® devices.
  • The NETGEAR ReadyNAS family of network storage devices is an uncompromising business-class video platform. For example, the Pro 2 model offers up to 80Mbps (240 fps @1.3M, H.264).
  • NETGEAR ProSafe® Smart and Managed switches feature NETGEAR ProSafe hallmarks: VLAN support, Power over Ethernet, QoS, stacking technologies and simple installation.
  • Five NETGEAR Network Management Software (NMS200) licenses are also included. NMS200 is a single management platform for NETGEAR devices, ensuring connectivity, configuration and monitoring across all storage and switching components. Additional licenses are available to cover multi-site installations.


"With NETGEAR ReadyNAS Surveillance, we no longer have to pay for a large 16-camera system or an expensive CCTV consultant when we only need a modest solution that works with our existing infrastructure," said Robert Cortese of 7 Bamboo Karaoke Lounge. "Recording in true 1280p HD, NETGEAR ReadyNAS Surveillance meets the security requirements of our business, as well as our budget." 

“The security industry is reputed for its resilience during recessions because of both real and perceived security concerns during times of financial uncertainty,” said Pushan Rinnen, research director for storage at Gartner Inc. “We expect that demand for video surveillance equipment will remain strong, and SMB customers will be attracted by total solutions.” 

“NETGEAR ReadyNAS Surveillance brings professional quality surveillance technologies to the small and medium business market,” said Matt Pahnke, senior product marketing manager at NETGEAR. “We’re already the global leader in smart switching and in unified storage system units, and are delighted to bring to market the widest combination of products that’s easy to implement and manage for partners and end users alike.” 

Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR ReadyNAS Surveillance is available on a free 30-day trial basis (16-camera license) and will be generally available on May 16. List pricing starts at $95 per camera license with volume discounts available. Specific regional bundle configurations may be available, contact a NETGEAR reseller or distributor for details. 

More Information
To learn more about NETGEAR ReadyNAS Surveillance, please visit: www.netgear.com/readynas-surveillance

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 29,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 41,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at http://www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR athttp://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR

© 2012 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, ProSafe and ReadyNAS are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, iPhone,and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google Inc., and BlackBerry and related trademarks are the property of Research in Motion Limited and registered in the US and countries around the world. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved. 

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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 the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current 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 I - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 11 through 33, in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 29, 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. 


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