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NETGEAR Now Shipping New M4300 Network Switches, Also Adds M4500 Series Switches

16, 24, and 48-port 10 Gigabit models that debuted at InfoComm 2019 now available; New M4500 models combine configurability of AV matrix with scalability of Ethernet.
New M4500 network switches from NETGEAR.

NETGEAR has announced that the new additions to the M4300 line of switches — 16, 24, and 48-port 10 Gigabit models that previously debuted at InfoComm 2019 — are now available. In addition, new M4500 series 100 Gigabit network switches have been added to the company’s managed switch line.

The new M4500-32C and M4500-48XF8C are AV over IP-ready 100G and 10G Ethernet switches designed to combine the configurability of an AV matrix switcher with the scalability of Ethernet to support hundreds of AV over IP endpoints, They remove the need for Layer 3 PIM routing and offer NETGEAR-engineered IGMP Plus to simplify system architectures with the same 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 x 320 SDVoE (10G) devices in a single architecture. Installers opting to use M4500-48XF8C switch will find that it is preconfigured out of the box to enable multicast Zero Touch network configuration.

“NETGEAR is driving the technology transition for the audiovisual space by offering more managed switches that can ease the move from the traditional complexities and expense of disseminating video and audio to big screens,” says John McHugh, senior vice president of SMB and services at NETGEAR. “We now offer a range of port options to meet the needs of smaller deployments such as in home or small business and the 100G option will address the growing demands of providing the highest quality video to the stadium level displays.”

The M4300-16X is a 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 500W 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 1U switch designed to lower the cost of fiber-based project installations of up to 48 nodes.

All M4300 models are certified for Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) devices. NETGEAR M4300 and M4500 managed switches are now available worldwide from authorized NETGEAR partners and reseller channels.

— M4300 16X, managed switch with 16x10GBASE-T ports and APS299W PSU (199W PoE budget, all ports PoE+ for suggested price of $1,899.99 USD with copper ports and 500W PoE budget $2,199.99 USD.

— M4300 24XF, managed Switch with 24x10G SFP+ ports for suggested price of $1899.99 USD.

— M4300 48XF, managed Switch with 48x10G SFP+ ports for suggested price of $3,399.99

— M4500-32C managed switch with 32x40G/50G/100G QSFP28 ports, 2xPSUs and 6xFan trays is available now for the suggested price of $14,999.99 USD.

— M4500-48XF8C managed switch with 48x10G/25G SFP28 ports and 8x40G/50G/100G QSFP28 uplinks, 2xPSUs and 6xFan trays is available now for suggested price of $1299.99 USD.

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