Profile: NETGEAR Inc (NTGR.O)
21 May 2013
NETGEAR, Inc., incorporated on January 8, 1996, is a global networking company that delivers products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company operates in three business units: retail, commercial, and service provider. The retail business unit consists of home networking, storage and digital media products to connect users with the Internet and their content and devices. The commercial business unit consists of business networking, storage and security solutions. The service provider business unit consists of whole home networking solutions sold to service providers for sale to their customers. Its product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access, network connectivity, network storage and security appliances. The Company sells its products through multiple sales channels worldwide, including traditional retailers, online retailers, wholesale distributors, direct market resellers (DMRs), value-added resellers (VARs), and broadband service providers. In April 2013, it acquired select assets and operations of the Sierra Wireless, Inc. (Sierra Wireless) AirCard business.
Commercial business networking
Commercial business networking products include Ethernet switches, wireless controllers, Internet security appliances and Unified storage. Ethernet switches are multiple port devices used to network personal computers (PCs) and peripherals through Ethernet wiring. Wireless controllers are devices used to manage and control multiple WiFi base stations which in turn provide WiFi connections to PCs and peripherals. Internet security appliances provide Internet access through capabilities, such as anti-virus and anti-spam. Unified storage which delivers file and block based data into a single shared storage system.
Broadband is a transmission medium capable of moving more digital content over public high speed networks. Products that enable broadband access include routers, gateways, Internet protocol (IP) telephony products and media servers. Routers connect the home or office networks to the Internet through broadband modems. Gateways are routers with integrated modems, for Internet access. IP telephony products are used for transmitting voice communications over a network. Media servers store files and multimedia content for access by PCs, laptops, smart phones and other Internet enabled devices.
Products that enable network connectivity and resource sharing include wireless access points and range extenders; wireless network interface cards and adapters, Ethernet network interface cards and adapters, media adapters, powerline adapters and bridges, Multimedia over Coax Alliance standard (MoCA) adapters and bridges, and Remote video monitoring systems. Wireless access points and range extenders provide a wireless link between a wired network and wireless devices. Wireless network interface cards and adapters enable devices to be connected to the network wirelessly. Ethernet network interface cards and adapters enable devices to be connected to the network over Ethernet wiring. Media adapters connect non PC entertainment devices, such as televisions (TVs), audio players and game consoles to a network. Powerline adapters and bridges enable devices to be connected to the network over existing electrical wiring. MoCA adapters and bridges enable devices to be connected to the network over existing coaxial wiring. Remote video monitoring systems provides wire-free monitoring accessible by PC, MAC, or smartphone.
The Company competes with Apple, Belkin, D-Link, Dropcam, Foscam, the Linksys division of Cisco Systems, Logitech, Roku, TP Link and Western Digital, Allied Telesys, Barracuda, Buffalo, Data Robotics, Dell, Fortinet, Hewlett-Packard, Huawei, QNAP Systems, Seagate Technology, SonicWALL, Synology, WatchGuard, Actiontec, Arcadyan, ARRIS, AVM, Comtrend, Hitron, Motorola, Pace, Sagem, Scientific Atlanta, Sercomm, SMC Networks, TechniColor, Ubee, Compal Broadband, ZTE and ZyXEL.
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