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NETGEAR makes business wireless LAN and VoIP deployment easy

  • 15 March, 2005 11:30

<p>Sydney, Australia (March 15, 2005) – NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR), a leading provider of easy to use, high-performance networking products, has released a desktop networking switch with IEEE 802.3af Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability, and a PoE-enabled wireless access point providing fast and easy deployment of a centrally managed wireless LAN (WLAN) or wireless VoIP solution.</p>
<p>Deployed together in a growing small business environment, the FS108P ProSafe 8 Port 10/100 Desktop Switch with 4 Port Power-Over-Ethernet and the WG102 ProSafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point, a PoE-enabled IEEE 802.11g-compliant access point supporting NETGEAR 108 Mbps mode, combine to deliver a compact and affordable WLAN solution that does not require installation of new power outlets when implementing wireless access points.</p>
<p>NETGEAR’s Prosafe 8 Port Desktop Switch with PoE (FS108P) includes:</p>
<p>·Industry-standard 802.3af power on up to four ports, making it easy to deploy PoE compliant devices such as wireless access points, Voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephones, surveillance cameras and card scanners where AC power is difficult to access;</p>
<p>·Power for up to four ProSafe Access Points (WG102) enabling the flexibility of placing these access points high on walls or in ceilings;</p>
<p>·Stand-alone network device that requires no configuration.</p>
<p>NETGEAR’s Prosafe 802.11g Wireless Access Point (WG102) includes:</p>
<p>·Support of NETGEAR 108 Mbps mode using Super G technology from Atheros;</p>
<p>·Integrated Power-over-Ethernet support;</p>
<p>·Single detachable 5dBi antenna enabling customised installs with NETGEAR cables and antennas;</p>
<p>·SNMP for management;</p>
<p>·Adjustable transmit power and repeater and bridge modes;</p>
<p>·Business-class security feature set including support for Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), 802.1x, dynamic Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) key, Wireless Distribution System (WDS), Service Set Identifier (SSID) suppression, Extensible Authentication Protocol – Transport Layer Security (EAP TLS), Tunnelled Transport Layer Security (TTLS) and Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP).</p>
<p>The NETGEAR FS108P ProSafe 8 Port Desktop Switch and WG102 802.11g Wireless Access Point are the latest additions to NETGEAR’s smart switch range, which has already experienced great success within the Australian market. The FS108P is available at a retail price of $299 inc. GST and the WG102 is available at a retail price of $279 inc. GST from NETGEAR’s value-added resellers located throughout the country. These products come with NETGEAR’s standard three-year warranty, with increased technical support also available.</p>
<p>About NETGEAR</p>
<p>NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of businesses and home users. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, NETGEAR’s suite of approximately 100 products enables users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. For more information, visit the company's website at www.netgear.com.au or call 02 8448 2072.</p>
<p>NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved
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<p>Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.:
This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses and market position of NETGEAR, Inc. and its products and technology are forward-looking statements. Other forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “believe”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “intend”, “estimate”, “continue”, or similar expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include, without limitation, the price and performance requirements of our customers, demand for our products, potential delays in development or certification of our products and other risks detailed in our periodic reports and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. NETGEAR does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.</p>

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