NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra Family and RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router Get DLNA Certification

More and more products are becoming DLNA certified, insuring that these type devices will be able to discover themselves and share media for via the home network for playback. Now, NETGEAR is officially announcing that their ReadyNAS Ultra Family and WNDR3700 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router are both DLNA certified media server products (both previously were pitched as DLNA “compatible”) ready to stream content to other DLNA certified and UPnP capable CE devices like game consoles, network enabled TVs, Blu-Ray players, and photo frames. So, really, what’s the difference between certified and compatible? It just means that certified products have been tested and approved by the Digital Living Network Alliance and are included in its DLNA certified product database. It’s a small distinction, but one that could mean 100% compatibility or ~95%.


Connect, Stream and Enjoy: NETGEAR Announces DLNA Certification For Router and Network-Attached Storage Products

DLNA certification makes it easy to identify NETGEAR products that will share video, music, and photos seamlessly with other DLNA Certified® devices

SAN JOSE, Calif. – November 3, 2010 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers, today announced that its N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) and ReadyNAS® Ultra family of network attached storage systems have been certified by the Digital Living Network Alliance, assuring effortless compatibility with other DLNA Certified® devices.

The NETGEAR WNDR3700, the Ultimate Networking Machine, is one of the first retail routers in its category to have DLNA certification. Any USB hard drive plugged into the USB port of the WNDR3700 can now be a DLNA Certified® media streamer, sending video, music and photos to DLNA Certified® home theater devices like gaming consoles, Internet enabled TVs, Blu-Ray™ players and photo frames.

The NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra family of home media servers can send video content to a DLNA Certified® game console or television, even when the devices are in different rooms and no home computer is turned on. NETGEAR’s partnership with Skifta also allows a ReadyNAS to stream content across the Internet to a location beyond the home network, such as a friend’s house.

Consumers can look for the DLNA logo on home networking and electronics products to know the devices they choose will work with other DLNA Certified® devices, regardless of manufacturer. DLNA is rapidly emerging as the standard of choice for home networking and is supported by 200 companies worldwide, with more than 8,500 certified devices. DLNA Certified® products include televisions, mobile phones, printers, digital cameras, Blu-ray™ and DVD players, video game consoles, digital photo frames, storage devices and computers.

“NETGEAR has been a leader in advancing the vision of computers, peripherals, consumer electronics and mobile devices connected in one seamless network – a vision we share at DLNA,” said Nidhish Parikh, chairman of the Board of Directors and president of the Digital Living Network Alliance. “We look forward to working with NETGEAR moving forward and know that they will take advantage of the many benefits of DLNA interoperability to make consumers’ home networks even more valuable in the months and years to come.”

“We are strong supporters of DLNA because it opens up new experiences and gives customers peace of mind in knowing all their DLNA Certified® products will easily work together,” said David Henry, senior director of product marketing, Home Products, at NETGEAR. “As more and more types of devices are added to home and business networks, we will continue to grow the number of DLNA Certified® NETGEAR products.”

Backed by a one-year warranty and full 24/7 technical support, the N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) and the ReadyNAS Ultra family of home media servers are now available for purchase worldwide.

More product information and photos of the N600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router (WNDR3700) are available at

More product information and photos of the NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra family of home media servers are available at

About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and Internet service providers. For consumers, we make high performance, dependable and easy home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, we provide networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of Big IT. NETGEAR also supplies all of the top Internet service providers with retail proven, whole home solutions for their customers. 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 over 27,000 retail locations around the globe, and though more than 36,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at and

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