New NETGEAR Engage™ Controller and M4250 Desktop Models Strengthen AV-Focused Product Lineup with Improved Ease of Use and Sought-After Form Factor
NETGEAR Turns Century Milestone with Over 150 Pro AV Technology Partners
LAS VEGAS, April 25, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NAB, Booth N7310) – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power businesses of all sizes, today announced three new AV over IP products that will be showcased at the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) April 24-27 in Las Vegas. Introductions include the new NETGEAR Engage™ Controller app, which builds on the success of the groundbreaking AV GUI found in the M4250 series managed switches and two new smaller M4250 desktop switches to enable simplified installation in a range of space-constrained applications.
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The new NETGEAR M4250 desktop switches enable simplified installation in a range of space-constrained applications. (Photo: BusinessWire)
Together, the new products reinforce NETGEAR’s increased commitment to the AV over IP market, which has exploded over the past year as delivering high-quality, low-latency video and audio over an IP network has helped increase scalability and innovation throughout the AV Pro industry. .
The NETGEAR M4250 AV Line Series switches are unique in the industry with an innovative AV-oriented GUI. By removing all complex menus filled with arcane computer network jargon, the AV GUI provides a simple AV template-based approach to changing configurations. This streamlined workflow allows AV integrators and installers to dive straight into projects with confidence that all network settings are correct for their AV application. This eliminates the steep learning curve and tedious configuration normally associated with network switch setups.
The new NETGEAR Engage™ Controller app extends this easy-to-use approach by delivering the same level of efficiency with full configuration of any M4250 or M4300 managed switch. With just a few clicks, users can configure these rugged switches for any AV over IP installation ranging from digital signage and wayfinding to entertainment venues, conference rooms and corporate lobbies, education, venues worship and more. Available next month, this new standalone software solution will be a free Windows, Mac and Linux application that users can use to configure and monitor NETGEAR’s powerful switches designed for AV over IP.
Desktop model M4250
Joining the new NETGEAR Engage™ Controller at this year’s NAB show are two new additions to the M4250 portfolio – compact desktop M4250 models. Since its launch, the M4250 AV Series of Managed Switches has redefined the benchmarks for the AV Pro industry, thanks to the AV-centric design, unique AV GUI and same out-of-the-box functionality as the popular M4300 switches. and M4500. From conference rooms to digital signage, the new M4250 desktop models are small enough to fit behind a monitor or under a conference room table, enabling full functionality in a compact form factor with the power needed for complex installations. .
Additional Product Specifications:
The new M4250-9G1F-PoE+ (GSM4210PD), targeting audio installations, is fanless and comes with 8 1G PoE+ ports and another standard 1G port as well as an SFP port for uplinks.
The companion model M4250-8G2XF-PoE+ (GSM4210PX) features adjustable fans and 8 1G PoE+ ports with 2 additional SFP+ ports for higher bandwidth uplinks needed in video installations.
“NETGEAR has continued to recognize the ongoing evolution in the world of professional AV and in particular the advances in AV over IP installations that are changing what is possible in our industry,” said Laurent Masia, Chief Operating Officer of the product line for managed switches at NETGEAR. “The latest example of our commitment to this space is a pairing of these new products that further elevates our managed switch product line and deploys an entirely new way of configuring switches uniquely designed with Pro AV in mind.”
Pro AV partnerships take off
NAB 2022 marks the celebration of more than 150 Pro AV technology partners for NETGEAR. The list includes the industry’s most recognized names and promising innovators in AV over IP technology, confirming NETGEAR’s commitment to the industry. As the world continues to adopt more and more AV over IP technologies, terminal, display, camera and structured cabling companies are aligning with NETGEAR to provide comprehensive compatibility through extensive testing and mutual certification.
NETGEAR’s recent partnerships with Pro AV manufacturers range from the biggest names in the industry to small companies producing innovative AV over IP technology.
“When you look at the switch, you can tell they got AV and they actually designed the solution that meets the high bandwidth requirements for an AV environment,” said Jatan Shah, vice president of QSC. “NETGEAR just understands.”
The ever-growing list of over 150 partners includes the following:
Adder, Alfatron, AMX, Analog Way, Apantac, Arich, Arista, ATEN, Atlona, AUDAC, Aurora, AV LINK, AV Stumpfl, Avonic, AVPro Edge, Biamp, BirdDog, Black Box, Blustream, Bolin, Bosch Security Systems , Broadata , Canon, Christie, CIS Corp, Clear-Com, Cleerline, Creator, Crestron, Cypress, CYP// Europe, Danacoid, DVDO, DVIGear, Epiphan, Everet Imaging, Evertz AV, Extron, Global Cache, Hawk-Eye, HoneyOptics, Hosteex, IDK Corporation, IHSE, iMag Systems, JAM LABs, Jupiter, Just Add Power, JVC, KanexPro, Key Digital, Kiloview, Kramer, kvm-tec, Liberty, Lightware, Lumens, Magewell, Marshall, Matrox, MediaComm, MediaStar, Megapixel, Technology Fusion, Muxlab, Newtek, Panasonic, Pascal, Pixera, Polecam, Poly, ProDVX, PTZOptics, PureLink, QSC, Riedel, RTI, SalrayWorks, Savant, SAVI, Sennheiser, Shure, Signify, Siemon, Silora, Skaarhoj, Sony, SWIT Europe, Tascam, Telescript, Teracue, ThinLabs, Tight AV, TITLIS, tvONE, Visionary Solutions, Vanco, VuWall, Waves, Wyrestorm, XYTE.io, ZeeVee and Zigen.
A full list of NETGEAR Pro AV Partners is available here: www.netgear.com/business/solutions/proav-partners/
Price and availability
Phase 1 of the new NETGEAR Engage™ Controller will be available in Q3 as a free download. M4250 desktop models will also be available in Q3 from major Pro AV distributors. More information can be found at www.netgear.com/business/solutions/av-over-ip/coming-soon.
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 portfolio of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s life. 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 products smart networking devices, Video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions, and high-performance gaming routers to enhance online gaming. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with offices located around the world. More information is available from the NETGEAR Investor Page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: Twitter, Facebook, instagram and the NETGEAR Blog to NETGEAR.com.
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