Google TV to power Netgear's NeoTV Prime video streaming box

The home networking vendor is upping its game in video with Chrome, apps and multiple video sources in one place

By , IDG News Service |  

Netgear sees connected TV devices as adjacent to its core business of home connectivity. But home networking vendors haven't had great success selling home entertainment devices, according to IDC's Gaw. He cited products from Linksys, Belkin and others, such as music-streaming devices and DVD players, that haven't exactly taken the market by storm.

Also on Monday, Netgear will expand its VueZone remote video monitoring lineup with a night-vision camera. VueZone uses wireless, battery-powered cameras for consumer monitoring applications such as keeping an eye on pets or making sure children got home from school. The night-vision camera could be useful for monitoring sleeping babies, said Erich Volkert, a senior director at Netgear.

"It's not so much keeping the bad guys out, but just getting peace of mind with seeing that everything's OK with what you expect," Volkert said.

The night-vision camera will be available immediately from major online and brick-and-mortar retailers for a list price of $129.99.

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for The IDG News Service. Follow Stephen on Twitter at @sdlawsonmedia. Stephen's e-mail address is stephen_lawson@idg.com

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