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NETGEAR Introduces Powerline AV 500

NETGEAR Powerline AV 500

With this NETGEAR Powerline AV 500, you can stream 1080p HD video to screens, play online games, and make voice calls at home seamlessly, through their existing electrical outlets. On top of that, the company has also announced the AV 200 Wireless-N Extender Kit that features a wireless-N access point solution with automatic wireless set-up.

SOUTH EAST ASIA – 23 September 2010 — NETGEAR today announced the fastest powerline networking adapters currently available – the NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 family. The company also unveiled the NETGEAR Powerline AV 200 Wireless-N Extender Kit which claims to be the industry’s first powerline with wireless-N access point solution and automatic wireless set-up.

NETGEAR Powerline AV solutions make it easy for consumers to set up a high performance home network. With such a set up, consumers can simultaneously enjoy HD video streams on multiple TVs and PCs, lag free online gaming and crystal clear Voice over IP (VOIP) phone calls using the electrical wiring and outlets already in their homes.

The NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 Product Family
NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 products are all HomePlug AV certified. They offer the highest speed and performance of any home networking products currently on the market. Designed for compatibility with the draft IEEE P1901 global standard for high-speed powerline communications, users can enjoy data rates of up to 500Mbps. In addition, all AV 500 products come with a Gigabit Ethernet connection – ideal for attaching a NETGEAR Stora or ReadyNAS to enable multiple HD streams to TVs or other devices without overburdening your home router.

Smaller than a deck of cards, the adapter in the NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 Adapter Kit (XAVB5001) is distinguished by its compact size. Not only is it more aesthetically pleasing than current designs, it has the added benefit of only taking up one electrical outlet without blocking the adjacent one. The NETGEAR Powerline AV+ 500 Adapter Kit (XAVB5501), while sharing the same performance and design benefits as the NETGEAR Powerline 500 AV Adapter Kit (XAVB5001), offers an extra integrated and filtered power socket for “pass-through” capability.

NETGEAR Powerline AV 200 Wireless-N Extender Kit
The NETGEAR Powerline AV 200 Wireless-N Extender kit (XAVNB2001) combines wireless-N 300 WiFi with the AV 200 powerline to create the first integrated solution to turn any home electrical outlet into a WiFi hotspot. This empowers consumers to extend their WiFi coverage to places in their homes where it is difficult to get a WiFi connection. As with all other NETGEAR powerline products, it is HomePlug AV certified.  The kit automatically connects into an existing home WiFi network. It also supports the standards-based WPS push button security set-up.

Pricing and Availability
The NETGEAR Powerline AV 500 Adapter Kit (XAVB5001) will be available online and in retail stores worldwide at US$159. The NETGEAR Powerline AV+ 500 Adapter Kit (XAVB5501) will also be available in at the same time for US$179.

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