NETGEAR introduces a new industry benchmark in performance and speed at SITEX 2015 – the Nighthawk X8 router

NETGEAR introduces a new industry benchmark in performance and speed at SITEX 2015 – the Nighthawk X8 router

Nighthawk X8 Smart WiFi router delivers the breakthrough speeds and range you crave to support the increasing number of Internet devices that enable your networked life

Singapore November 24, 2015 - NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company, will launch its latest addition to the company’s premium Nighthawk® product line of WiFi routers, the Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500), at SITEX 2015. The Nighthawk X8 and other great offers from NETGEAR will be available fromNovember 26 to 29, 2015 at the Challenger, Harvey Norman, and Newstead booths at 5K09, 6D15, and 5H07 respectively at the Singapore Expo.
Nighthawk X8 delivers astonishing Internet performance with combined WiFi speeds up to a blistering 5.3Gbps* (1000Mbps + 2166Mbps +2166Mbps), a new record for a home router. This quad-stream, tri-band router provides more Internet bandwidth for all the devices in your home, so everyone in the family can stream movies and music, download files, surf the web, share photos, and enjoy online gaming — simultaneously and without lag.
Engineered from the ground up with a stylish modern design, the Nighthawk X8 is performance perfected with the new Wave 2 AC WiFi. It is powered by an extremely powerful 1.4GHz dual core processor for faster connections; the industry’s first, patent-pending Active Antennas to boost range; and three WiFi bands with quad-streams, 1024 QAM, and MU-MIMO** capable for the fastest WiFi speeds. It also supports more wired connections with six Gigabit Ethernet ports including two that can be aggregated for faster file transfers.



“Nighthawk X8 is the next wave in WiFi that will deliver the absolute best networking experience possible today. Tri-band WiFi helps provide sufficient bandwidth for the increasing number of devices in our homes in Singapore,” said Isaac Lim, Sales Director, NETGEAR.
He added, “As we consume more videos, music, and games today, Nighthawk X8’ cutting-edge Wave 2 AC will provide the best WiFi performance. The SmartConnect feature segments slower and faster devices into the most appropriate WiFi band so that not only can the fast devices run faster, but even older devices will offer better performance.”
Features of Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500) :
·         Tri-band, quad-stream WiFi intelligently connects more devices to the fastest WiFi band possible and increases overall network speed, for a combined speed up to an astounding 5.3Gbps* (1000Mbps + 2166Mbps +2166Mbps) with 1024 QAM support.
·         The powerful 1.4GHz dual core processor delivers faster speed for improved WiFi, wired and USB performance.
·         Smart Connect intelligently selects the fastest WiFi band for every device.
·         Six Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports connect more wired devices and include dual port aggregation capability that doubles the gigabit connection to your NAS for 4K HD streaming and faster file transfers and backups.
·         Eight antennas include four patent-pending external Active Antennas that enhance weak signals and reduce interference.
·         Application-aware and device-aware Dynamic QoS technology optimizes your connection speed for reduced lag and buffering.
·         MU-MIMO-capable technology designed for simultaneous streaming to multiple devices will provide major performance improvements with next-generation mobile devices.
** MU-MIMO feature requires firmware upgrade. MU-MIMO firmware upgrade not currently available for this product, but currently anticipated to be released before the end of 2015. MU-MIMO capability requires both router and client device to support MU-MIMO. Please see www.netgear.com/mumimo for more details.


NETGEAR’s SITEX 2015 Specials
Nighthawk X8
The Nighthawk X8 AC5300 Smart WiFi Router (R8500) will be sold at a special launch price of $599 (U.P $699).
Arlo
Arlo™ Smart Home Security Kit with two cameras (VMS3230) will be sold at a special show price of $549 (U.P $599)
Arlo™ Smart Home Security Kit with three cameras (VMS3330) will be sold at a special show price of $699 (U.P $799)
First 50 customers who purchase VMS3230 or VMS3330 will receive a free Outdoor Adjustable Mount worth $29

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