NETGEAR the leading provider of networking products powering today’s small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) demonstrated its top of the line solutions for Home and SMB’s at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. The event is being held at theLas Vegas Convention Centrefrom January 08 to January 11 and is witnessing the gathering of industry veterans from all across the globe.
Following the 5G trend this year, NETGEAR unveiled the Nighthawk 5G mobile hotspot which is set to make a huge wave among audiences. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has already started the process of auctioning the 5G spectrum in India and according to the analysts; the 5G or the fifth generation cellular technology is set to be fully adopted in India by 2022.
Speaking at CES 2019, Marthesh Nagendra, Country Manager – India & SAARC, NETGEAR quoted “NETGEAR is committed to pushing the boundaries with innovative technology and solutions. With the introduction of Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot, NETGEAR is all set to revolutionize the telecom and communications sector. With the launch, NETGEAR aims to benchmark the Indian telecom sector and provide the necessary communications tools for the upcoming 5G era”.
Apart from that NETGEAR was also pleased to announce its other upcoming product introductions: The Nighthawk® Ultra-High Speed Cable Telephony Modem for Xfinity® Voice (CM1150V), and NETGEAR Armor™ cybersecurity on the award-winningOrbi Whole-Home Wi-Fi Mesh Systems, available via future firmware update on RBR50based systems and will include a free 90-day subscription.
“NETGEAR is thrilled to be recognized again by the Consumer Technology Association for Innovation in design and engineering for our products,” said David Henry, Senior Vice President of Connected Home Products for NETGEAR. “We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 with the introduction of new wireless technologies as well as the addition of completely new categories that showcase the capabilities of a connected world.”
NETGEAR also featured their major line-up of Home and SMB solutions including:
NETGEAR Business’s Orbi Pro Mesh Wi-Fi Ceiling Satellite – The satellite connects with the Orbi Pro Router or any other Orbi Pro satellite via the patented FastLane3 technology with a dedicated wireless backhaul for environments where wiring is challenging or impossible. Alternatively, in new builds or office expansions where power outlets are unavailable or new AC wiring is cost prohibitive, the Orbi Pro Ceiling can be powered by using Ethernet cables with (PoE) utilizing 4×4 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi to cover denser environments. Automatic power and channel management between satellites enable superior roaming, coverage and performance making Orbi Pro the ideal solution for large areas.
Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot – The Nighthawk® 5G Mobile Hotspot is the world’s first standards-based millimeter-wave mobile 5G device, available exclusively on the AT&T Mobile 5G Network. The 5G mobile hotspot combines NETGEAR’s continued leadership and expertise in mobile hotspot devices and uses the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem, the world’s first commercial 5G NR modem featuring millimeter wave.
Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi System, which utilizes patented Fastlane3 technology, will soon be available using 6th generation Wi-Fi, 802.11ax, or Wi-Fi 6. This powerful combination will set new performance benchmarks for Mesh Wi-Fi Systems and deliver sustained gigabit internet speeds via Wi-Fi across homes and estates. Performance of the industry-leading Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi Systems is improved by adding 1024 QAM with a 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 backhaul, increasing the speeds, coverage and capacity of this dedicated wireless link between the Orbi router and satellites
Nighthawk® Cable Telephony modem for Xfinity® Voice – The CM1150V is the world’s first-to-market retail DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem with telephone jacks, and it supports all of today’s internet service plans and is designed to support Multi-Gig* high-performance internet plans, now and in the future. The CM1150V includes two telephone ports that automatically prioritizes voice over internet protocol (VoIP), for clear and uninterrupted telephone calls. *Multi-Gig support coming mid Q1.
NETGEAR Insight Managed Smart Cloud Tri-band 4×4 Wireless Access Point (WAC540) exceeds the specifications of what is needed for dense high-traffic environments, which require reliable high-performance Wi-Fi for mission-critical business and IoT connectivity. With 3 separate radios (a single 2.4GHz and two 5GHZ channels), the WAC540 brings a total of 3Gbps throughput, broad coverage and commercial-grade security. Providing superior self-managing Wi-Fi with advanced features such as band-steering, beam forming, load balancing, airtime fairness and advanced roaming, the WAC540 can support hundreds of Wi-Fi clients for businesses requiring maximum Wi-Fi performance and coverage.
NETGEAR WAC124 High-performance AC2000 Wi-Fi router – A cost-effective Wi-Fi solution for small business offices, cafes and retail shops because this affordable solution does not require complicated installation. It provides maximum coverage with 300Mbps+1734Mbps over independent channels by employing external antennas. As a router, it is capable of supporting 3 separate and secure SSIDs over a 4×4 802.11ac Wave2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi.
NETGEAR Insight Cloud Management – The solution enables easy device onboarding, intuitive set-up, remote management and full monitoring of the new WAC540 and the Orbi Pro Ceiling satellite as well as the entire network. Small Businesses will now benefit from the new Insight core management functions which include:
Instant Wi-Fi- Insight using Radio Resource Management (AutoRRM+) immediately optimizes all access points at the location either automatically, on-demand, scheduled or event-based for instant Wi-Fi setup.
RADIUS authentication on Insight Switches (Insight Premium subscription only) for enhanced security and privacy
Device Backup and Restore
Meural Generation 3.0 – The upcoming availability of the 3rd generation of the Meural Canvas is the first to be produced by NETGEAR, following Meural’s acquisition by NETGEAR in August 2018. With NETGEAR now at the helm, the Meural Generation 3.0 Canvas will be available in four different frames and two sizes, the 27-inch flagship and the new smaller 21.5-inch size, heralding a wave of enhancements across hardware, software, and content. Through its signature hardware product, the Meural Canvas smart art frame, and its library of 30,000 curated images from museums, artists, and content partners around the world, Meural aims to bring visual art into everyday life.
Orbi Whole Home Wi-Fi System with Built-in Cable Modem (CBK40) – With the 2-in-1 Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Cable Modem System replacing your existing cable modem and router, you will step up to an experience of ultra-fast mesh Wi-Fi coverage for your home. Compatible with all major cable internet service providers, the Orbi Tri-band Wi-Fi Cable Modem System is designed to work, right out of the box, with Xfinity from Comcast XFINITY®, Spectrum, Cox and more. This new modem router will soon pay for itself with the money you save by eliminating equipment leasing fees from your internet provider.
Armor™ Cybersecurity on Orbi – NETGEAR Armor, powered by Bitdefender, is a multi-layer cyber security service that will be available via software update to existing Orbi customers in coming months. As Orbi Mesh Wi-Fi provides better whole-home coverage for today’s smart homes, NETGEAR Armor actively detects and protects all devices from cyber threats such as viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, phishing, and botnets, by blocking any attempts to access websites, URL’s or IP addresses that could steal your information or identity. With the Orbi app, you will receive instant notifications when malicious threats are detected and blocked. With NETGEAR Armor’s advanced cybersecurity protection, Orbi users will be able to protect their home and family from cyber threats. The service will be free for the first 90-days and includes Bitdefender Total Security software for an unlimited number of personal devices, available for PCs, Macs, and iOS and Android mobile devices.
NETGEAR Smart Managed Pro S350 IPV6-ready series – The series consists of five switch models, including 8-, 24- and 48-port Gigabit Ethernet switches with 2 or 4 SFP ports for fiber uplinks. The 8- and 24-port models will include PoE+ (Power over Ethernet Plus) variants. They offer powerful Layer 2 features, enhanced performance and ease of use. Purposely designed for networks where voice, video and data are all carried over a single network, these newly affordable switches will become an essential gear in the arsenal for nearly every small business network. Advanced features such as L2/L3/L4 Access Control Lists (ACLs), Quality of Service (QoS), Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) and Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) will ensure a high-speed and secure network environment for your business.―CT Bureau