Netgear and Ubiquisys Ltd., a developer of intelligent 3G femtocell access points for the residential market, today announced their collaboration to deliver a comprehensive residential gateway with integrated DSL modem, Wi-Fi, VoIP and 3G femtocell technology.
The Ubiquisys ZoneGate femtocell is a plug-and-play 3G access point that uses a mobile subscriber's DSL connection to transport voice and data calls to the core network using a range of standards-based interfaces. This embedded capability is aimed at providing mobile operators with the means to interact with home networks via 3G broadband networks.
It is anticipated that the NETGEAR gateway integrating Ubiquisys' femtocell technology will be available for operator testing by Q4 2007, with commercial availability slated for early 2008.
Netgear today announced a power adapter with built-in HomePlug 1.0 network interface.
The XEPS103 Space-Saving Powerline Network Extender replaces a router's existing 12V / 1A power adapter and supplies both power to the router or gateway and an 85 Mbps HomePlug 1.0 network connection. The Extender reduces clutter by requiring only one plug to supply both power and a network extension.
Come to find out that the news item we posted the other day about Netgear releasing 802.11n Draft 2.0 firmware was a bit premature.
The firmware for the WNR854T router, which is based on Marvell silicon, is the only draft 2.0 upgrade posted. The upgrade for the matching WN511T Cardbus card is still in verification. According to Netgear, it won't be released for "a couple of weeks".
Netgear has quietly released new firmware for its WNR854T RangeMax Next Wireless Router - Gigabit Edition wireless router. The Version 1.4.19 firmware adds 802.11n Draft 2.0 compatibility as well as fixing MTU and Broadcom client connection issues.
The firmware is available as a free download now.
D-Link two weeks ago released Draft 2.0 upgrades for its Draft 802.11n Xtreme N product line
NETGEAR today announced four new wireless and wired network infrastructure products, new NAS line and a VoIP partnership.
The NETGEAR ProSafe Smart Wireless Switch (WFS709TP) is a wireless controller supporting up to 16 wireless access points and 256 users per switch. Roaming is supported across multiple access points without the need to re-associate and re-authenticate with access points as they move from location to location.
The WFS709TP integrates RF management and planning capabilities including automatic self-configuration of transmit power level, channel, load balancing and interference avoidance. The switch also incorporates enterprise-class security features including RADIUS and AAA Server support.
NETGEAR today said that it has completed the acquisition of privately-held Infrant Technologies.
On May 2, 2007, NETGEAR executed a definitive agreement to acquire Infrant, a provider of networked attached storage products. With the completion of the acquisition, NETGEAR adds Infrant's team to focus on hardware, software and technology for networked storage devices under Paul Tien, former President and CEO of Infrant and NETGEAR's new Vice President and General Manager, Networked Storage Products.
NETGEAR today announced that it has agreed to purchase privately-held networked storage appliance maker Infrant Technologies.
Under the terms of the agreement, NETGEAR will pay $60 million in cash for Infrant. Infrant shareholders may receive a total additional payout of up to $20 million in cash over the three years following closure of the acquisition if specific revenue targets are reached.
The acquisition is subject to various standard closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter. Following completion of the transaction, Infrant's President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Tien will become NETGEAR's Vice President and General Manager for storage products.
NETGEAR today announced that its ProSafe line of business class networking solutions now comes standard with a lifetime hardware warranty.
Effective immediately, NETGEAR ProSafe products shipping worldwide after May 1, 2007, will be covered by a new lifetime hardware warranty that provides hardware replacement, including fan and internal power supply failures, for as long as the original customer owns the product. All existing product sold prior to May 1, 2007 will be covered under the previous hardware warranty.
The new warranty applies across the ProSafe product line including NETGEAR's Layer 2 and Layer 3 managed switches, Smart Switches, unmanaged switches, wired and wireless VPN firewalls, VPN gateways, SSL VPN concentrators, and wireless access points.
Additional details on NETGEAR's Lifetime Hardware Warranty including a complete list of products covered can be found at: http://www.netgear.com/warranty