NETGEAR just announced new additions to the M4300 line of switches, 16, 24 and 48-port 10 Gigabit models, previously debuted at InfoComm and aimed at the AV-over-IP market. Additionally, the new M4500 Series 100 Gigabit network switches have been added to the NETGEAR managed switch line. All of these new offerings are purpose built for AV solutions over IP by reducing the complexity and cost of networked deployments but are equally applicable to standard IT network deployments.
To address the expansive growth of AV deployments over Ethernet, NETGEAR is introducing the M4500-32C and M4500-48XF8C, a new class of switches for the market. These AV over IP-ready 100G and 10G Ethernet switches combine the configurability of an AV matrix switcher with the power and scalability of Ethernet to support hundreds of AV over IP endpoints, at a price point that is dramatically lower than comparable matrix switchers. Removing the need for complicated Layer 3 PIM routing, these new switches offer NETGEAR-engineered IGMP Plus which greatly simplifies system architectures with the same well-known L2 techniques across the entire AV over IP network. The M4500-32C 32-port 100Gbps switch can be leveraged to aggregate the edge switches for a complete set up for large projects up to 320×320 SDVoE (10G) devices in a single architecture. Installers opting to use M4500-48XF8C switch in their installation will find that it is already preconfigured out of the box enabling true AV and multicast Zero Touch network configuration. Connect AV endpoints, and power on the switch. It just works!
Meanwhile, the M4300-16X is the only 16-port 100M/1G/2.5G/5G/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 500 watts of PoE power to the 16 ports.
The M4300-24XF is a 24-port 10GBASE-X SFP+ fiber switch with two shared 10GBASE-T copper ports. The M4300-24XF is a half-width 1U switch that dramatically lowers the cost of fiber-based project installations up to 24 nodes.
NETGEAR is also introducing the M4300-48XF, a 48-port 10GBASE-X SFP+ fiber switch with two shared 10GBASE-T copper ports. The M4300-48XF is a full-width 1U switch that dramatically lowers the cost of fiber-based project installations up to 48 nodes. All M4300 models are certified for SDVoE devices for the ultimate in AV over IP deployments. They are also ideal in any IT deployment that need fast, reliable and cost-effective networking.
The full line up of NETGEAR M4300 and M4500 managed switches are now available:
- NETGEAR M4300 16X, managed switch with 16x10GBASE-T ports and APS299W PSU (199 watts PoE budget, all ports PoE+ for $1,899.99 USD with copper ports and 500-watt PoE budget $2,199.99 USD.
- NETGEAR M4300 24XF, managed switch with 24x10G SFP+ ports for $1899.99 USD.
- NETGEAR M4300 48XF, managed switch with 48x10G SFP+ ports for $3,399.99 USD.
- NETGEAR M4500-32C, managed switch with 32x40G/50G/100G QSFP28 ports, two PSUs and six fan trays is available now $14,999.99 USD.
- NETGEAR M4500-48XF8C, managed switch with 48x10G/25G SFP28 ports and 8x40G/50G/100G QSFP28 uplinks, two PSUs and six fan trays is available now for $1,299.99 USD.
Here’s a video of the M4500 series we shot at ISE 2020:
All these new managed switches are here.