RAYSPAN's Metamaterial Antennas Provide the Extended Range and WiFi
Performance in NETGEAR's Ultimate Networking Machine


<p><location>SAN DIEGO</location>, <chron>Sept. 21</chron> /CNW/ -- RAYSPAN Corporation, the world's leading innovator of metamaterial air interface solutions, today announced that NETGEAR , Inc. (Nasdaq:   NTGR), a worldwide provider of technologically innovative, branded networking solutions, has embedded the company's Metamaterial antennas in their newest high performance feature-rich wireless router, the RangeMax(TM) Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router, (WNDR3700).</p>

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<p>Metamaterials have emerged as the most promising air interface technology capable of meeting the exceptional throughput and range requirements of today's and future generations' advanced wireless communication systems.  Based on a revolutionary new class of materials that exhibit powerful new electromagnetic propagation properties, Metamaterials enable ultra-compact, multi-band and multi-mode MIMO WiFi devices with superior communication speed, range and mobility.  RAYSPAN is the world's only supplier of metamaterial air interface solutions and holds the largest portfolio of Metamaterial patents worldwide.</p>
<p>When announcing the worldwide availability of the WNDR3700, Som Pal Choudhury, NETGEAR's Senior Product Line Manager for advanced wireless products said, "The WNDR3700 Dual Band Wireless-N Gigabit Router with a 680 MHz processor provides simultaneous dual-band wireless-N connectivity that offers twice the bandwidth with less interference - and it is one of the first consumer routers to be fully compatible with Digital Living Network Alliance-certified products.  RAYSPAN's Metamaterial air interface technology helped us achieve our sleek, slim dimensions and unsurpassed performance. The router's eight ultra-sensitive, internal metamaterial antennas were fine-tuned for each frequency band, delivering maximum range and throughput. The WNDR3700 is the vital network infrastructure and centerpiece for any advanced home or small business network."</p>
<p>"The implementation of RAYSPAN's Metamaterial antennas in NETGEAR's new WNDR3700 Router platform shows the strength of the relationship between our two companies," said Franz Birkner, President and CEO of RAYSPAN. "We understand the full scope of cutting-edge wireless technologies required to support the reliable wireless links essential for exciting new applications such as high definition video streaming and on-line gaming.  Our ultra-compact metamaterial antenna array technology was key to enabling concurrent high performance and extended range operation of WNDR3700 on both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands, delivering twice the bandwidth and more than doubling the throughput while still being housed in a compact, sleek form factor."</p>

    About RAYSPAN :

<p>RAYSPAN  is the world's leading innovator of metamaterial air interface solutions for wireless communications. Metamaterials provide breakthrough improvements in antenna and RF front-end component miniaturization, performance, cost reduction and ease of manufacture. RAYSPAN's solutions support a full range of fixed and mobile wireless WAN and LAN applications including WiFi, all 2/3/4G cellular handsets, Bluetooth and GPS. They enable ultra-compact, multi-band, multi-mode and/or MIMO WLAN devices and cellular handsets with superior communication speed, range and mobility at reduced costs.</p>

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For further information: For further information: Brian Hurst of RAYSPAN, +1-650-303-2625, bhurst@rayspan.com Web Site: http://www.rayspan.com

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