Netgear and Panasonic Join Forces

Network solution provider Netgear, and CE giant Panasonic are joined together in partnership with Netgear’s N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter being used to support Panasonic’s Viera line of TVs.

“The Netgear and Panasonic partnership will enable consumers to connect their home entertainment devices and move their online experiences and content into the living room” said Brad Little, Director for Consumer Channels, Netgear. “The Netgear Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter when partnered with the Netgear Wireless N Dual Band Gigabit Router can deliver the speed, bandwidth and reliability needed for video streaming. This coupled with Panasonic’s leadership and innovation, makes it possible for any consumer to access some of their favourite online experiences through the TV.”

Delivering speed and Wi-Fi range for consumers’ home networks, the N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter also features the company’s Push ‘N’ Connect technology, which allows consumers to connect their Panasonic Viera TV and wireless router with the push of a button and wirelessly stream Internet content to the TV with the Viera Cast IPTV technology.

Viera Cast, which requires no additional equipment or set up, allows consumers to enjoy online content through an easy-to-use web interface that's built into the TV.

Web programming includes: 

  • YouTube access
  • Picasa photo sharing service – view Picasa web albums, stream photos in a slideshow, or post photos on the Internet.
  • Additional programmes – VIERA Cast features real-time weather forecasts and stock