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NETGEAR Advances Professional Audio/Video Over Ethernet With Two New Powerful Switches

153 Days ago

Building on the tremendous demand for video over ethernet, NETGEAR expands the line up to address more installer needs

ORLANDO, Fla., June 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At this year’s InfoComm 2019, NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s small businesses and enable both managed service providers (MSPs) and installers to provide more value-added services to their clients, is announcing new additions to the company’s suite of M4300 switches.  Designed to streamline audiovisual display solutions over IP and eliminate the complexity of AV deployments, the new switches include the NETGEAR M4300-16X and NETGEAR M4300-24FX.

The SDVoE (Software Defined Video over Ethernet)-ready M4300-16X is the world’s first 16-port 10GBASE-T copper switch with an option for PoE+ across all ports in full provisioning mode. The M4300-16X is a half-width 1U switch that comes either with a non-PoE power supply or with a power supply capable of providing 480W of PoE power to the 16 ports.
             
The SDVoE-ready M4300-24FX is a 24-port 10GBASE-X SFP+ fiber switch with two shared 10GBASE-T copper ports. The M4300-24FX is a half-width 1U switch that dramatically lowers the cost of fiber-based project installations up to 24 nodes.

Lower cost, increased distances and a wider range of applications are rapidly growing the percentage of audiovisual distribution moving to Ethernet networks, and as an industry leader in AV over IP networking, NETGEAR is dedicated to support individuals and businesses following this upward trend with the introduction of these two new members of the M4300 series.

“NETGEAR’s focus on the Professional AV market place is demonstrated by the addition of these two products designed from the ground up for SDVoE applications,” said Richard Jonker, senior vice president of product line management for the Small Business Group at NETGEAR. “The M4300 series is not only one of the most affordable solutions out there, but it also offers uncomplicated equipment with no need to program. It provides everything installers would need to support zero-frame latency, increased I/O flexibility and scalability,  and true AV/IT convergence with standard IP switching with a very streamlined architecture.”

To help installers integrate video over Ethernet with confidence and remove the complexity from digital deployments, NETGEAR’s M4300 switches are preconfigured for easy, true AV and Multicast Zero Touch Network Configuration. Installers can select the M4300 switch that fits their port count requirements (copper ports or fiber ports), connect their AV devices, and power on the switch quickly and easily. Also, the whole family of M4300 switches are fully compliant with the SDVoE Alliance members’ equipment for the deployment of zero latency, uncompressed 4K Video over Ethernet.

Pricing and Availability 
NETGEAR M4300-16X and M4300-24FX will be available nationwide as of the fourth quarter of 2019. The pricing will range from $1,899 – $2,199. Learn more about the Pro AV M4300 series of switches by visiting NETGEAR.com.  The current M4300 96x along with the new additions to the lineup are available through our Pro AV resell partners: Herman Pro AV and Almo Pro Audio / Visual.

InfoComm 2019
InfoComm 2019 is the renowned audiovisual tradeshow taking place in Orlando, Florida from June 8 – June 14, 2019. Learn more about 4K/8K UHD video over ethernet by visiting the NETGEAR Booth #4286.

About NETGEAR, Inc. 
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The company's products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (Wi-Fi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which they are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 23,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 22,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR Investor Page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on TwitterFacebook and our blog.

©2019 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, Nighthawk, Nighthawk Pro Gaming and the Nighthawk Pro Gaming logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

* Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage. NETGEAR makes no express or implied representations or warranties about this product’s compatibility with any future standards.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc. : This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, statements concerning NETGEAR's business and the expected performance characteristics, specifications, reliability, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses, user feedback and market position of NETGEAR's products and technology are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the following: the actual price, performance and ease-of-use of NETGEAR's products may not meet the price, performance and ease-of-use requirements of customers; product performance may be adversely affected by real world operating conditions; failure of products may under certain circumstances cause permanent loss of end user data; new viruses or Internet threats may develop that challenge the effectiveness of security features in NETGEAR's products; the ability of NETGEAR to market and sell its products and technology; the impact and pricing of competing products; and the introduction of alternative technological solutions. Further information on potential risk factors that could affect NETGEAR and its business are detailed in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETGEAR undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Source: NETGEAR-G

U.S. Media Contact: Nathan Papadopulos, (408) 890-3889, NPapadopulos@netgear.com
U.S. Sales Inquiries: (408) 907-8000, sales@netgear.com

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