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NETGEAR showcases 100 GB switches and third party AV Over IP control

New 100 Gig switches built for ProAV, control and management software running directly on the switch, and new partner certifications on display in booth 15-U320

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Feb. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)- NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power businesses both large and small, is presenting the latest advances in AV-over-IP networking in Amsterdam at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Conference Feb 11-14 in booth 15-U320.  The ISE show is the world’s largest exposition for audio video (AV) equipment and systems integration with over 80,000 attendees from all around the globe.

“We are happy to be able to accelerate the AV-over-IP transition while making things easier for the integrators.  Our certified solutions provide valuable innovations offering an integrated solution that works for any AV deployment from small to extra-large,” remarks Richard Jonker, VP of SMB Product Line Management at NETGEAR.

These SDVoE-ready switches combine the configurability of a matrix switch with the power and scalability of Ethernet to support hundreds of AV-over-IP endpoints. M4300 and M4500 switches offer IGMP Plus and greatly simplify system architectures with the same well-known IGMP techniques across the entire AV-over-IP network.

Pre-configured 100G switches for large AV-over-IP projects and flawless quality
The new M4500 switches are engineered for AV-over-IP installations with NETGEAR IGMP Plus™ for an unparalleled ease of use right out of the box. Zero-touch multicast using Layer 2 commands without the need for more complex PIM (Protocol Independent Multicast) routing along with the 100G bandwidth and ultra-low latency makes these switches not only a better, but also more affordable choice than traditional data-center class products.

Two M4500 models provide a choice of 32- or 48-port configurations.  The M4500-32C is offered with 32-port QSFP28s preconfigured for 100G and can support 40G QSFP+ and 50G QSFP28 optics or DAC cables.  The M4500-48XFC is offered with 48-port SFP28s preconfigured for 10G, with 8-port 100G QSFP28 uplinks, and the SFP28 ports can support 10G and 25G.

Larger projects using high-end ethernet switches as the centerpiece often require complicated networking topologies.  NETGEAR is here to help with a dedicated Pro AV Engineering Services team for system design and troubleshooting – at no additional cost.

Integrated M4500 management from iMAG Systems and Aurora Multimedia
New for ISE, NETGEAR is demonstrating the ability to run third-party AV-over-IP control and management software directly on the M4500 switch.  For Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) systems, running Director from iMAG systems or IPBaseT Manager from Aurora Multimedia right on the switch eliminates the need for a separate controller unit, resulting in a simpler system design with fewer points of failure.  Additionally, Aurora’s ground-breaking ReAX™ IP Control software allows the full power of IP-based control automation with just the M4500 switch.

NETGEAR switches now certified by more than a dozen AV vendors
Advancing the reach of NETGEAR solutions to more of the Pro AV community, NETGEAR switches are now certified by over a dozen companies, including AMX SVSI, Atlona, Aurora, Biamp, Broadata, Christie, Crestron, DVI Gear, Just Add Power, Kramer, Megapixel, PureLink, Savant, tvONE, and ZeeVee.  These certifications ensure that NETGEAR switches, central to any AV-over-IP solution, perform up to the highest industry standards.

With the advances in all types of AV over IP, more and more of the Pro AV industry is realizing the need for a simple, yet powerful network switch.  NETGEAR is leading the way in simplicity and affordability with an unparalleled focus on the market. Stop by the ISE show and see for yourself at ISE booth 15-U320.

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About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses, and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products, video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and performance gaming routers to enhance online game play.  The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe. More information is available from the  NETGEAR Investor Page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: TwitterFacebookFacebook for NETGEAR BusinessInstagram and our blog at

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