Netgear launches router-server Centria

Last Updated: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 16:43 hrs

Networking equipment company Netgear on Tuesday announced the launch of Netgear Centria, which offers all-in-one solution to cover everything that one might need from a router, backup device to a NAS server.

"Netgear Centria is a high-performance 900 Mbps, Dual Band WiFi router that delivers smooth streaming and gaming and with its extended range, provides connectivity throughout even the largest of homes," the company said in a statement.

Easy to set up, use and manage, Centria is an all-in-one device with 3 essential functions. It´s an automatic back-up system for PC and Mac, that safeguards all of the data; a media server that centrally and securely stores media and is accessible from any internet-enabled device; and a high-performance N900 WiFi router.

It is available in two models, WNDR4720 and WNDR4700. While the former comes with an internal 2TB SATA hard drive, latter is storage-ready and comes with an internal storage bay to which an external hard drive can be attached. Both models come with two Super Speed USB 3.0 ports for adding even more storage for user convenience. An SD card reader affords simple, single-click backup of media to the internal hard drive.

Netgear's Centria WNDR4700/4720 will also enable the creation of a highly secure private cloud for easily accessing and sharing files wirelessly.

This will help in keeping all the files stored securely at home but available to transfer, edit or share anywhere, anytime remotely via smart phone, tablet or PC.

The innovative Netgear Media Storage Router WNDR 4700 has also received the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) "Best of CES 2012" award.

Commenting on the product, Subhodeep Bhattacharya, Regional Director, India & SAARC, Netgear said, "The Netgear WNDR4700 series brings in a revolutionary concept in the form of an all in one storage router. It's at the centre of the digital home and covers three essential functions. It´s an Automatic Back-Up system for your PC & Mac that safeguards all of your data; a Media Server that centrally and securely stores your media and is accessible from any Internet-enabled device; and a high-performance N900 WiFi router."

"This product is a Best of CES finalist and we already have a huge interest from the tech savvy high end user group. The WNDR4700 series will give users a whole new experience," he said.

The Netgear Centria WNDR4700 and WNDR4720 are currently available with Netgear's authorised distributors in India at Rs. 22,703 (taxes extra) & Rs. 36,427 (taxes extra) respectively and comes with a warranty of 2 years.

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