Networking solutions provider NETGEAR has been honoured at the annual Red Dot Awards for product design, scooping an incredible six prizes for excellence.
The company, which creates security and networking products for both homes and businesses, was competing with 5,500 entries from 54 companies in a bid to be judged the best by a panel of designers, professors and specialist journalists.
After a period of intense judging, the six products given Red Dot Awards from NETGEAR were:
• The Arlo Pro Smart Home Security Camera - wireless, weatherproof and able to record seven days of HD video stored via the cloud
• The Arlo Quadpod Mount - designed specifically for Arlo cameras, this four-legged mount can hold security devices to fences, poles and trees securely
• The Orbi Home Tri-band WiFi System - will establish a backhaul connection between an Orbi router and satellite to maximise internet speeds when streaming or using multiple devices
• The Nighthawk M1 mobile router - offers superfast mobile broadband for up to 20 devices on a single connection and is the world's first Gigabit LTE device
• The Nighthawk S8000 Gaming and Media Streaming Switch - an eight-port networking switch providing ultra-high performance when gaming
• The Nighthawk X10 AD7200 Smart WiFi Router - a device for 4K streaming of virtual reality games and downloads with a combined wireless speed of up to 7.2Gbps.
Established in 1955, the Red Dot Awards have become synonymous with high design quality and this recognition for NETGEAR will help to raise its profile still further as an industry leader in its field.
Founder and chief executive of the awards Professor Dr Peter Zec said: "The Red Dot winners are pursuing the right design strategy. They have recognised that good design and economic success go hand in hand."
Senior industrial designer for NETGEAR James Hathway expressed his delight at receiving six prestigious prizes for the company, commenting: "We invest effort into designing technologically superior products that are pleasing to the eye and touch and that highlight elegance as well as performance. We're proud that the Red Dot Awards jury has recognised our work year after year."
Indeed, in 2016, NETGEAR also won a Red Dot for its design of the AirCard 815S mobile hotspot, the first rugged mobile WiFi hotspot available for AT&T service in the US.
NETGEAR was established in 1996 and has made its name by delivering innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. It produces solutions based on wireless, LTE, Ethernet and powerline technology and is frequently lauded for the reliability of its offerings and also their ease of use, with many consumer retail products operating straight out of the box.
Some 31,000 retail locations now sell NETGEAR products and many major cable, mobile and wireless service providers use them as standard.
The company recently revealed that sales of its Arlo wireless home security cameras have jumped by 150 per cent year-on-year. It is poised to launch two new retail products over the coming months: the Arlo Baby and the Arlo Go, both of which are weatherproof home security devices.
Meanwhile, in the business sector, NETGEAR introduced a new family of smart managed switches to support the deployment of advanced, high-density Power over Ethernet (PoE) and PoE+ devices for small and medium-sized businesses.