NETGEAR Introduces Centria, A High-Speed Router With The Convenience Of Automatic Data Backup For Both PCs And Macs Three powerful products in one innovative solution to simplify your digital life

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the worldwide availability of NETGEAR CentriaTM, a powerful, all-in-one automatic backup/media server and high-speed WiFi router. Centria is a dual band high-performance router with the added convenience of automatic data backup for both PCs and Macs. The backup capability of the Centria router gives you peace of mind knowing that your data is always backed up. If your PC or Mac goes down or is lost, you can still access your data from Centria using another computer. Routers are an ideal device to provide data backup since they are always on and are the central point of connection for all computers in the home. Additionally, Centria can be used as a storage repository for photos, media and documents that may take up too much space on your computer. Centria uses an internal SATA drive and/or external USB drives to backup and store data.

Centria makes it easy to automatically backup data from both PCs and Macs. It includes NETGEAR ReadySHARE® Vault for Windows PC for backup. It supports Apple® Time Machine® for Mac to deliver wireless backup to the Centria integrated hard drive or connected USB hard drive. After the simple initial setup, Centria will automatically backup your PC or Mac every time you connect to the network, so you don't have to remember to backup your computer. 

Centria is available in two models. The NETGEAR Centria WNDR4700 allows you to insert your own hard drive into its internal storage bay. NETGEAR Centria WNDR4720 comes with an internal 2 TB hard drive. You can easily upgrade the internal hard drive yourself anytime – an industry first. Both models come with two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports – which are up to10 times faster than standard USB 2.0 ports – to provide additional storage capacity with compatible USB 3.0 external hard drives. An SD card reader affords simple, single-click backup of media to the internal hard drive.

As a media server, NETGEAR Centria centrally and securely stores your documents, family photos, home videos and other media, which can be accessed from any connected device. NETGEAR ReadySHARE® Cloud creates a secure private cloud so you can access files stored on Centria remotely via any Internet-enabled device. You can also use your Android-based smartphone, tablet, Apple® iPhone® or Apple iPad as a remote control and direct NETGEAR MyMedia™ to quickly find and play your media files on a DLNA-enabled TV.

Centria is also a high-performance 900 Mbps (450+450 Mbps) Dual Band WiFi router that delivers fast, smooth streaming and gaming. Combined with simultaneous dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) technology, it provides extended WiFi range and superior coverage, which is ideal for large homes. For smoother HD media streaming and gaming, your home network can be prioritized by device or application using the advanced Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities of Centria.

"With increasing reliance on their computers to store important data and irreplaceable family photos and videos, it is imperative for consumers to backup their PCs and Macs so that if their computer crashes or is lost, then their important files will still be safe and accessible on Centria," said Sandeep Harpalani, senior product line manager for wireless networking, NETGEAR. "After the fast initial setup, Centria will automatically backup PCs and Macs every time they connect to the home network. This makes data backup a simple set-and-forget operation and simplifies digital life for consumers."

Pricing and Availability

NETGEAR Centria WNDR4700 and WNDR4720 are available immediately from major worldwide retailers in stores and online. The NETGEAR Centria WNDR4700 is priced at $229.99 USD. The NETGEAR Centria WNDR4720 with an internal 2TB hard drive is priced at $349.99 USD

More Information

Learn more about NETGEAR Centria at www.netgear.com/Centria. To learn more about other new NETGEAR consumer products and services, please visit www.netgear.com.

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 32,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 42,000 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 at http://twitter.com/NETGEAR and http://www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

© 2012 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, CENTRIA, NETGEAR Genie, ReadySHARE, ReadySHARE Vault, ReadySHARE Cloud, MyMedia and the NETGEAR logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, iPad, iPhone, Mac and Apple Time Machine are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

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 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 II - Item 1A. Risk Factors," pages 45 through 63, in the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 1, 2012, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 8, 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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