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NETGEAR Debuts New Hardware and Software Solutions to Enhance Its Award-Winning Professional AV Switch Offering

NETGEAR unveiled three new AV-over-IP products at the annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) tradeshow in Las Vegas. The new products included the new NETGEAR Engage Controller application and two new, smaller M4250 desktop switches. Together, the new products strengthen NETGEAR’s increased commitment to the AV-over-IP market.

“NETGEAR has continued to recognize the evolution taking place in the Pro AV world and specifically the advancements in AV-over-IP installations that are changing what is possible in our industry,” said Laurent Masia, director of product line management for managed switches at NETGEAR.

The new NETGEAR Engage™ Controller application extends this simple-to-use approach providing the same level of efficiency with a comprehensive configuration of any M4250 or M4300 managed switches. Users can configure these robust switches for any AV-over-IP installation from digital signage to entertainment venues and corporate conference rooms. The solution will be free for Windows, Mac, and Linux applications next month.

Joining the new NETGEAR Engage™ Controller are two new additions to the M4250 portfolio – compact, desktop M4250 models. Since its launch, the M4250 AV Line of managed switches has redefined the industry benchmarks thanks to the AV-oriented design and the same out-of-the-box functionality found on the popular M4300 and M4500 switches. The new M4250 desktop models are small enough to fit behind a monitor or under a conference room table allowing full functionality in a compact form factor.

“The latest example of our commitment to this space is a pairing of these new products that further elevate our managed switch product line and deploy an entirely new way of switch configuration solely designed with the AV Pro in mind,” Masia said.

Phase 1 of the new NETGEAR Engage™ Controller will be available in Q3 for download free of charge at www.NETGEAR.com/engage. The M4250 Desktop Models will also be available in Q3 from major Pro AV distributors. More information can be found at www.NETGEAR.com/m4250.

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