BERLIN, Sept. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At the IFA 2016 trade show this week, NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking equipment for homes and small-to-medium businesses, will debut a new family of NETGEAR LTE Modems (LB111X) that offer instant 4G LTE connectivity in its simplest form to any Ethernet-enabled device. Businesses with sales teams or technicians deployed in the field will find these new mobile broadband modems offer an easy way to provide primary or fail-over Internet connectivity to keep business-critical equipment and services running 24/7.
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The initial launch includes two NETGEAR LTE modems: the basic LB1110 for homes and small businesses, and the LB1111 with Power over Ethernet (PoE) for reliable network connectivity and power through a single Ethernet cable, for remote or larger office premises equipped with PoE infrastructure. The LTE Modems each have a simple Gigabit Ethernet port that enables them to act as a networking bridge to provide a 4G LTE connection to the Internet for a wireless router, gateway, switch, computer, security camera, or other Ethernet-enabled device. Moreover, once a router, gateway or switch is plugged into the LTE Modem’s Gigabit Ethernet port, it will be able to share the 4G mobile broadband connection and speeds with other WiFi or wired devices on the network.
Offering easy setup within minutes, a NETGEAR LTE Modem is a practical, instant Internet-without-wires solution for temporary offices at construction sites or emergency response command centers; for temporary retail locations such as kiosks or pop-up stores at trade shows, sporting events and festivals; or for mobile-only stores such as food trucks. It also provides a temporary “LTE in, Ethernet out” solution for a campground site or vacation cabin where a permanent wired internet solution is unnecessary. It can also serve as a primary Internet connection for rural homes, beachside villas, or mountain resorts in locations where cable or DSL wired connectivity is unavailable, inconvenient, or slow.
“LTE is spreading throughout the world and is the simplest way to get a mobile team up and running on the Internet within minutes, as well as providing a fail-over solution to avoid any risk of Internet downtime,” said Andrew Green, vice president of mobile network products at NETGEAR. “If you can’t get —or don’t need— a permanent wired solution, or simply want to use your legacy equipment for a pop-up business center, our new NETGEAR LTE Modems provide a bridge between your Ethernet devices and the Internet.”
Larger offices or remote office locations equipped with PoE infrastructure (such as NETGEAR ProSAFE® PoE/PoE+ switches) can use the PoE-enabled LB1111 LTE Modem to extend LTE access around the business premise. This PoE capability eliminates the requirement for a power outlet within reach, or the need to contract an electrician to run new dedicated wiring for power, making it easy for installers who are deploying video surveillance, wireless access points, and VoIP for their clients.
For businesses at risk from dropped connectivity through primary DSL or cable internet providers, the LTE Modems can serve as a fail-over solution, providing peace of mind that your Internet connection will be accessible 24/7 for business-critical equipment including security cameras, POS systems, and other wireless devices that need to stay online even when your DSL or cable is down.
Technical Features for NETGEAR LTE Modems Family (LB111X)
- 4G LTE (Category 4) with 3G/2G fallback service for mobile broadband access
- Gigabit Ethernet LAN port for providing LTE connection to the Internet for a router, switch, computer, Arlo Security Camera, etc.
- Power over Ethernet (PoE) option for reliable network connectivity and power through a single Ethernet cable (LB1111 modem only)
- Internal WWAN antennas with support for optional external TS9 antennas
- TR-069 for remote management
- Vertical stand or wall-mount options for flexible placement
Pricing and Availability
NETGEAR LTE Modems will become available from major retailers in select European countries in September, at the following suggested retail prices (MSRP):
- NETGEAR LTE Modem (LB1110): 129.99 EUR ;109.99 GBP; 1,290 SEK
- NETGEAR LTE Modem with PoE (LB1111): 149.99 EUR; 129.99 GBP; 1,490 SEK
Consult the NETGEAR website to see other connectivity devices in its family of convenient mobile broadband products.
NETGEAR at IFA 2016
NETGEAR is participating in the IFA 2016 trade show for consumer electronics running September 2-7 in the Messe Berlin exhibition center. NETGEAR will have a presence in Hall 3.2 with retail partner FirstWise at Booth 121, as well as at the Showstoppers IFA press event. Attendees will see the company’s newest offerings for the smart home environment, as well as the industry’s most innovative and flexible solutions for small to mid-sized organizations to manage, monitor, maintain, and monetize their networks.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ:NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company's products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 28,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 29,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter and Facebook.
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