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NETGEAR Liberates You from Carrier Service Contracts with World’s First Unlocked 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot with Simultaneous Dual-Band WiFi

NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today announced the world’s first “unlocked” 4G LTE mobile hotspot with simultaneous dual-band WiFi coverage for greater range and performance. You can see the NETGEAR AirCard® 785 4G LTE mobile hotspot (AC785-100EUS) (www.netgear.com/AC785) along with other NETGEAR solutions for the Connected Home at the IFA trade show for consumer electronics in Berlin, running September 5 through September 10. NETGEAR will be located in Hall 17, Booth 106 of the Messe Berlin exhibition center.

NETGEAR AirCard 785 4G LTE mobile hotspot (AC785-100EUS) (Photo: Business Wire)

NETGEAR AirCard 785 4G LTE mobile hotspot (AC785-100EUS) (Photo: Business Wire)

The AirCard 785 mobile hotspot with 4G LTE is ideal for parents, students, travelers, renters, telecommuters, small business entrepreneurs, temporary work sites, and seasonal and mobile homes where access to fixed broadband infrastructure may be limited. With the AirCard 785, up to 15 laptops, tablets, smartphones, digital cameras, gaming consoles, or other WiFi-enabled devices can easily and securely connect on-the-go to the built-in 802.11b/g/n wireless access point and share a single mobile broadband connection.

The AirCard 785 can even act as your primary Internet source at home, although you’ll want to dock it in the optional new 4G LTE Boosting Cradle with Ethernet (DC113A) (www.netgear.com/DC113A) to be able to support devices that aren’t WiFi-enabled. You can extend the functionality of the AirCard 785 hotspot even further by connecting it via the cradle to a high performance WiFi router. When docked in the cradle, your AirCard 785 can serve as a 4G LTE modem that acts as an alternate Internet connection for a high performance WiFi router during peak usage hours, or as a failover connection for emergencies.

An unlocked device such as the NETGEAR AirCard 785 mobile hotspot is not automatically tied to a service plan from a particular wireless service provider. With the AirCard 785, you’re free to choose almost any service provider throughout Europe and parts of Asia and to change providers at will, without committing to a long-term service contract, although the device will support monthly service plans if you choose that option. (See NETGEAR website for a complete list of service providers supported.) You can simply buy the data plan that best fits your lifestyle, plug in your SIM card, and begin using your AirCard 785, in multiple languages. The convenient data usage monitoring feature means you see your data usage at a glance so you can more effectively manage your budget and pay for data only when you need it. The smart, powerful features of the AirCard 785 leverage simultaneous dual-band WiFi for greater range (2.4GHz) and performance (5GHz), while minimizing interference from nearby devices.

“We want you to have a variety of options for enjoying the best networking experience possible, regardless of which wireless service provider you use. As a result, we’re introducing the European retail market to a new, unlocked NETGEAR AirCard mobile hotspot with simultaneous dual-band WiFi to support an improved streaming experience and greater range,” said David Henry, vice president of product management and engineering for the NETGEAR Retail Business Unit.

He added, “You can choose the carrier and service plan that’s the most appropriate for your needs, and take full advantage of the ultimate features and convenience of the AirCard 785. You’ll be astonished by how quickly you can set up the AirCard 785 to share your 4G LTE connection with friends, family and co-workers.”

The clean design of the AirCard 785 means that at a glance, you’ll know everything important about your device and its connection. The 4.5 cm (1.77 inch) color LCD screen of the AirCard 785 displays real-time information for monitoring the connected WiFi devices, battery life, network name, data usage, and more, making this compact lightweight hotspot simple to navigate and easy to set up in minutes. There’s no software to install and most settings are pre-configured for Europe’s most common telecommunications networks. You can connect additional devices with the push of a button as well as easily set up one-time guest WiFi access to the network. You’re also able to easily block unwanted devices from your AirCard 785 network due to its secure WiFi encryption modes. You can conveniently manage the mobile hotspot in multiple languages through the handy NETGEAR AirCard App for iOS and Android™ smartphones and tablets and even your Kindle™.

Key Features

  • 4G LTE/3G/2G support
  • Simultaneous dual-band WiFi
  • Data usage monitoring
  • NETGEAR AirCard App compatible
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • Connects up to 15 WiFi devices
  • Color LCD display
  • Guest WiFi access
  • Multi-language support

Accessories for the AirCard 785 4G LTE mobile hotspot

4G LTE Boosting Cradle with Ethernet (DC113A): This latest cradle from NETGEAR enables you to use the AirCard 785 as a standalone WiFi router and primary Internet connection for the devices on your home network that aren’t WiFi-enabled. The cradle is equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port to provide Internet connectivity from your mobile hotspot to your desktop computer, laptop, printer, media server, network attached storage (NAS), or any other Ethernet-enabled device. You can even connect the cradle to a WiFi home router via the Ethernet port if you want to leverage your AirCard 785 hotspot’s mobile broadband connection for Internet access, but still need capabilities and features from a higher performance router. Furthermore, the cradle has 2 built-in MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) antennas for faster speeds and two TS9 connectors for external antennas, so that you can boost signal and get high-speed wireless Internet access that goes the distance.

NETGEAR AirCard App: NETGEAR offers a complimentary app with multi-language support that enables customers to conveniently manage the NETGEAR AirCard 785 status, connection, and settings from an iOS or Android™ smartphone or tablet. The NETGEAR AirCard App is available for download on Apple iTunes®, Google Play™, and Amazon Appstore.

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR AirCard 785 4G LTE mobile hotspot will become available throughout Europe in October at an MSRP of €149.99 (EUR) and £119.99 (GBP). The 4G LTE Boosting Cradle with Ethernet will become available throughout Europe in November at an MSRP of €49.99 (EUR) and £39.99 (GBP). You can purchase both devices through major e-commerce sites.

More Information

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQ: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, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. 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 44,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 37,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

©2014 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and AirCard are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective holder(s). Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved.

* Maximum wireless signal rate derived from IEEE standard 802.11 specifications. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

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. 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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