At CES, the company is also showcasing its latest Push2TV product, called the PTV3000. With that unit, Netgear is jumping on the bandwagon for Miracast, a video streaming specification based on Wi-Fi Direct. The technology is already included in many high-end smartphones, including the Google Nexus 4, LG Optimus G, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Sony Xperia T and TL. Other home electronics vendors are also adopting it, including Panasonic, which introduced two Miracast video streaming devices on Monday.
The PTV3000 connects to a TV via USB and can talk to a smartphone, tablet or PC via either MiraCast or Intel WiDi, the technology used in earlier Push2TV units.