NETGEAR designed the new M4250 series switches with a web interface and profiles to help integrators overcome the task of AV-over-IP switch configurations. The installer needs to only select the protocol and vendor and applicable ports and the NETGEAR switches automatically set the correct configuration parameters.
Interoperability testing of the M4250 and M4300 series included not just Extron’s patented PURE3 codec on its NAV platform, but also included commonly used AES67 and Dante audio setups.
The new AV Line of M4250 switches are engineered for AV-over-IP and designed for clean integration in an AV rack, under a table or behind a display. Models with PoE+ and Ultra 90 PoE++ allow powering of AV endpoints and more. The M4250 AV line supports NETGEAR IGMP Plus, Auto-LAG and Auto-Trunk for automatic and dynamic configuration for multiple switches.
The M4300 series switches offer a variety of models to address customer’s port count and connectivity requirements. They can also be stacked to enable larger AV configurations. NETGEAR IGMP Plus ensures multicast performance without fear of flooding the network. The M4300 is PoE+ capable, has a non-blocking backplane and is designed to deliver multicast performance for a range of AV-over-IP protocols.
NETGEAR says the M4250 and M4300 switches are ideal for conference rooms to college campuses to sports and performing arts venues. The Extron validation opens the door to more venues and applications such as active learning centers, huddle spaces, digital signage, high-end residential and many more.