[PRESS RELEASE] SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 03, 2017 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking devices that power today’s smart home and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has set a new standard in flexibility for networking switches with the introduction of its revolutionary, industry-first 5-speed Multi-Gigabit switching products. All of the devices in your business, small office or home can now run at their individual highest speeds as the intelligent ports on the switches automatically adapt to the optimal speed required on a per-port basis. Businesses are able to combine legacy Ethernet speeds like 100 Mbps or 1Gbps with 10 Gbps and now 2.5 and 5 Gbps for the newest devices, without needing to install expensive new cabling to alleviate speed barriers.
There are 7 switches in the uniquely comprehensive NETGEAR portfolio of Multi-Gigabit/5-Speed Switches, featuring both copper and fiber options, desktop and rackmount, to offer customers a solution to fit every need.
Other 10-Gigabit switches provide a standard 1-Gigabit connectivity to any device requiring less than 10Gbps, but the new NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Switches provide additional options for 2.5 and 5 Gbps if the device and cabling support it. Each of the multi-speed copper Ethernet ports automatically detects the speed requested by the connected device, the quality of the cabling and provides the appropriate connection at one of five speeds.
The newest high-performance networking devices such as network cards, gaming PCs, desktop PCs, servers, and AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Points now offer both 2.5-Gigabit or 5-Gigabit connectivity. Therefore, the multi-speed capabilities of the NETGEAR Switches make them the perfect plug-and-play solution for taking advantage of the full potential for performance and coverage offered by these modern, high-speed devices.
“The industry-first Multi-Gigabit Switches we’re introducing today enable us to offer a breakthrough flexibility in cost-effective Ethernet switching that SMBs have been waiting for,” explained Richard Jonker, vice president of product line management for SMB products at NETGEAR. “New products today aren’t only 1 Gigabit or 10 Gigabit; they operate at speeds in between. It is similar to the old Brothers Grimm fairytale of Goldilocks — each device on your network has a switching speed that is ‘just right’ for it. With our new 5-Speed Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches, we help your newest devices reach their maximum potential, including at 2.5 or 5 Gbps speeds over existing cabling.”
NETGEAR Unmanaged Switches:
The 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Unmanaged Switches provide plug-and-play connectivity, in addition to being energy-efficient, built to last, and rigorously tested to provide the reliability businesses need. Key features include:
NETGEAR Smart Managed Plus Switches
The Multi-Gigabit Smart Managed Plus Switches deliver network monitoring, traffic prioritization and network segmentation to small businesses who want more visibility and control on top of plug-and-play connectivity. Easy-to-use web browser-based management GUI makes advanced setup simple. Features include:
NETGEAR Smart Managed Pro Switches
The Multi-Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switches meet current and future needs on converged networking and mobility. Some of the main features include:
NETGEAR Fully Managed Switches
The Multi-Gigabit Fully Managed Switches offer all the features of the Smart Managed Pro Switches, as well as:
NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches are supported by the industry-leading ProSAFE® Lifetime Hardware Warranty including Lifetime Next Business Day shipping for part replacement and Lifetime Technical Support options.
The new switches are available worldwide through authorized NETGEAR partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites. Regional variance may apply to the final pricing for end customers depending on the reseller and bundled offerings.
To learn more about the full range of NETGEAR multi-gigabit switches for homes, small and medium-sized businesses, educational facilities, government agencies, and other networks, visit NETGEAR.com.
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 (WiFi 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 the Company’s products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 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 Twitter, Facebook and our blog.
©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, ProSAFE and ReadyNAS 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.
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.
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