Netgear Intros Next Generation NAS

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Las Vegas - Netgear today revamped its line of storage and networking products, including the Stora home media server.

The company also expanded its digital media line with the introduction of the EVA9100 Digital Entertainer Express, two new wireless N routers and a powerline networking HDTV adapter kit.

The MS2110 Stora acts is a network attached storage device with easier remote access capability, said Drew Meyer, Netgear's director of marketing for network storage solutions. The Stora features the ability to back up most media types from any connected device connected to the home network.

It can also stream over the home network, or Internet if remotely connected, 1080p video.

The base version of the Stora comes with a 1TB hard disk and an extra drive bay that can hold an additional 1TB disk.

It is available now for $229.

The new EVA 9100 Digital Entertainer Express is the third member of Netgear's digital media players. It allows consumers to stream 1080p video over a home network for playback on an HDTV. It is available now with a $229 suggested retail price.

The two new routers are compatible with 3G/4G/WiMAX cellular networks and can create an instant Wi-Fi hotspot via a cellular system when there no conventional Internet connection available, the company reported.

The new 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Wireless-N Router (MBRN3000) and the Wireless-N 300 Router with DSL Modem - Mobile Broadband Edition (DGN2200M) offers dual Wide Area Network options. The MBRN3000 will ship in March with a $149 suggested retail price and the DGN2200M will follow in April at $179.

The powerline kits are the XAVB2001 Powerline 200 AV Adapter Kit and the XAVB2501 Powerline 200 AV+ Adapter Kit, the latter features a filtered pass through power socket. Both devices are about 50 percent smaller then Netgear's previous models, said Chris Geiser, the company's product marketing manager.

The adapters can deliver HD quality video over a home's powerlines negating the need to run Ethernet, Geiser said. The XAVB2001 Powerline 200 AV is available now with a $149 suggested retail price. The kit contains two adapters. Additional single adapters are available for $79.

The XAVB2501 Powerline 200 AV+ also has a pair of adapter with a $169 suggested retail price, single adapters cost $89.


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