By Telecom Lead Team: NETGEAR has announced its
Smart Network Cloud Application Platform. The new platform enables consumers to
purchase and download apps from the cloud for their home network to optimize
and personalize their connected home.
The new platform can be accessed through NETGEAR’s
routers, ReadyNAS storage devices, media players and future products. The
NETGEAR Smart Network enables enhanced capabilities and management of any
connected device. The Smart Network Cloud Application Platform provides a
platform for innovative new applications to exist in the cloud and be readily
downloaded by consumers allowing users to customize their network capabilities
and manageability to match their lifestyle.
NETGEAR’s Smart Network Cloud Application Platform allows
consumers to download apps to their NETGEAR home network products. These
downloaded apps will enable a number of capabilities, controls and applications
for these connected NETGEAR home network devices, including media, gaming,
security, energy conservation, and more.
Consumers can use apps to do everything from managing
smart home devices, such as WiFi thermostats, for increased energy efficiency,
to ensuring priority and performance for streaming media entertainment. Other
apps will greatly enhance personal productivity tasks, such as enabling simple
print sharing and cloud printing capabilities for tablets or sharing pictures
and home videos with friends and family on social networks without having to
upload any files to public web sites.
Smart Network Apps can be developed by anyone, from an
independent programmer to a game developer, home appliance company, major
utility company and more. An independent programmer can develop a simple data
usage meter app that alerts consumers when they near their data
cap. Utility companies can provide applications that allow users to more
closely monitor, and even lower, their energy usage. Game developers can
provide network optimizers that ensure higher network priorities for their
particular high-bandwidth game. Internet service providers could even
create applications that allow simple sharing of user-generated content without
the need to upload any content files to public web sites.
“NETGEAR’s Smart Network Cloud Application Platform
opens up a whole new world of possibilities for consumers everywhere. For
the first time, consumers can use our dashboard to create a customized network
experience that caters to their needs and desires,” said Cedar Milazzo,
senior director of Engineering.