Jun 092011

NETGEAR announced three new enhancements to the ReadyNAS(R) Ultra family of high-performance storage systems.

First, new mobile apps connect smartphones and tablets to ReadyNAS Ultra systems. Second, new firmware increases performance by as much as 50%. Third, new pricing brings affordable Intel-powered platforms to home users for the first time. The ReadyNAS Ultra family now supports mobile apps for Apple iOS and Android devices, is more than 50% faster and costs as much as $250 less.

Two new ReadyNAS Remote mobile apps seamlessly extend stored digital content to Apple iOS and Android mobile devices. This “private cloud” enables easy connections from mobile platforms to personal music, movies, photos and files stored at home. ReadyNAS users may download, upload, view and edit their content securely from across town or across the globe.

The new RAIDiator firmware version 4.2.17 increases high-definition (HD) video playback and transfer speeds by more than 50 percent in Intel(R) NAS Performance Toolkit testing. In addition, support for the latest 3-terabyte hard drives delivers the highest possible storage capacity.Prices have now been lowered across the product line, shattering traditional price/performance barriers. Power users can bring Intel Atom-powered storage systems into home networks at the lowest cost ever.

“Consumer NAS with remote mobile client access will continue to be an important on-premise alternative to cloud services, catering to consumers who don’t trust cloud services because of security issues or don’t want to add another layer of management complexity,” said Mr. Atul Jain, Country Manager (India & SAARC), NETGEAR Technologies India. “Leaders in the consumer NAS market will be those who continue to add features that keep pace with changing consumer behavior.”

Pricing and Availability:

The new pricing for NETGEAR ReadyNAS Ultra and ReadyNAS Ultra Plus systems will be effective immediately and would be available through the authorized distributors of NETGEAR.

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