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October 4, 2017 |

NETGEAR Drives Innovation With New 5-Speed Switches Featuring Multi-Gigabit Technology

Comprehensive portfolio of highly flexible Unmanaged, Smart Managed Pro and Fully Managed Switches automatically offer devices the fastest speed possible over existing wiring, to blow past the Gigabit bottleneck

NETGEAR, Inc., the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has set a new standard in flexibility for networking switches with the introduction of its revolutionary, industry-first†5-speed Multi-Gigabit switching products. All of the devices in your business, small office or home can now run at their individual highest speeds as the intelligent ports on the switches automatically adapt to the optimal speed required on a per-port basis. Businesses are able to combine legacy Ethernet speeds like 100 Mbps or 1Gbps with 10 Gbps and now 2.5 and 5 Gbps for the newest devices, without needing to install expensive new cabling to alleviate speed barriers.

There are 7 switches in the uniquely comprehensive NETGEAR portfolio of Multi-Gigabit/5-Speed Switches, featuring both copper and fiber options, desktop and rackmount, to offer customers a solution to fit every need.

  • XS505M 5-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with SFP+ Port†— available now for $399.99
  • XS805M 8-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with SFP+ Port†— available now for $599.99
  • GS110MX 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with 2-Port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks (GS110MX)†— available in November 7th†for $199.99
  • GS110EMX 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with 2-Port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks†— available in November 7th†for $249.99
  • MS510TX 8-Port Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Pro Switch with 10G Copper and SFP+ Ports†— available now for $349.99
  • MS510TXPP 8-Port PoE+ Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Pro Switch with 10G Copper and SFP+ Ports†— available now for $449.99
  • M4200 Fully Managed Intelligent Edge Series Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switch with PoE+ and 2 SFP+ Ports†— available now for $1,149.99

Other 10-Gigabit switches provide a standard 1-Gigabit connectivity to any device requiring less than 10Gbps, but the new NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Switches provide additional options for 2.5 and 5 Gbps if the device and cabling support it. Each of the multi-speed copper Ethernet ports automatically detects the speed requested by the connected device, the quality of the cabling and provides the appropriate connection at one of five speeds.

The newest high-performance networking devices such as† network cards, gaming PCs, desktop PCs, servers, and†AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Points†now offer both 2.5-Gigabit or 5-Gigabit connectivity. Therefore, the multi-speed capabilities of the NETGEAR Switches make them the perfect plug-and-play solution for taking advantage of the full potential for performance and coverage offered by these modern, high-speed devices.

“The industry-first Multi-Gigabit Switches we’re introducing today enable us to offer a breakthrough flexibility in cost-effective Ethernet switching that SMBs have been waiting for,” explained Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR. “New products today aren’t only 1 Gigabit or 10 Gigabit; they operate at speeds in between. It is similar to the old Brothers Grimm fairytale of Goldilocks — each device on your network has a switching speed that is ‘just right’ for it. With our new 5-Speed Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches, we help your newest devices reach their maximum potential, including at 2.5 or 5 Gbps speeds over existing cabling.”

NETGEAR Unmanaged Switches:
The 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Unmanaged Switches†provide plug-and-play connectivity, in addition to being energy-efficient, built to last, and rigorously tested to provide the reliability businesses need. Key features include:

  • Plug-and-play connectivity
  • Multi-speed Ethernet ports
  • SFP+ Fiber ports
  • Automatic connectivity
  • Compact size
  • Whisper-quiet
  • Jumbo fames
  • Non-blocking architecture
  • Desktop or rackmount

NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switches
The†Multi-Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switches†deliver network monitoring, traffic prioritization and network segmentation to small businesses who want more visibility and control on top of plug-and-play connectivity.†Easy-to-use web browser-based management GUI makes advanced setup simple. Features include:

  • QoS, VLAN and network monitoring
  • Auto “denial-of-service” (DoS) prevention
  • Cable test, loop prevention and broadcast storm controls
  • IGMP snooping v1, v2 and v3 support for multicast optimization
  • Rate limiting for better bandwidth allocation
  • Port mirroring, Jumbo frame support
  • Port Trunking to increase bandwidth and provide redundant links

NETGEAR Smart Managed Pro Switches
The†Multi-Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switches†meet current and future needs on converged networking and mobility. Some of the main features include:

  • Layer 3 static routing with 32 routes (IPv4 and IPv6) for interVLAN local routing
  • Advanced VLAN support for better network segmentation
  • Advanced per port PoE controls for remote power management of PoE connected devices
  • Energy Efficient Ethernet (IEEE 802.3az) for maximum power savings
  • VLANs, Rapid Spanning Tree, IGMP Snooping and Querier, IGMP Fast Leave
  • DiffServ QoS policies, LACP Link Aggregation, Broadcast control, Denial of service protection
  • DHCP L2 relay

NETGEAR Fully Managed Switches
The†Multi-Gigabit Fully Managed Switches†offer all the features of the Smart Managed Pro Switches, as well as:

  • Advanced QoS, VLAN, multicast, bandwidth management
  • DHCP L2/L3 relay
  • L3 static and dynamic routing (resiliency, load-balancing)
  • IPv6 to IPv4 tunneling
  • Scalable hardware
  • Granular software

NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches are supported by the industry-leading ProSAFE Lifetime Hardware†Warranty†including Lifetime Next Business Day shipping for part replacement and Lifetime Technical Support options.

The new switches are available worldwide through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites. Regional variance may apply to the final pricing for end customers depending on the reseller and bundled offerings.

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