Netgear aims managed Ethernet switches at building, campus LAN environments

Up to 50-port Gigabit Ethernet models are available.

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Netgear (NASDAQ: NTGR) has unveiled its Intelligent Edge M4100 series L2+ managed Ethernet switches. Designed to provide comprehensive Layer 3 routing capability, the M4100 series consists of 12 fully managed switches, ranging from 8-port Fast Ethernet to 50-port Gigabit Ethernet models.

Combining superior resiliency and advanced security capabilities even far from the wiring closet, the M4100 switches are especially intended for organizations requiring intelligence at the network's edge, says Netgear. As a component for providing converged voice, video and data networking for buildings and campus LAN environments, PoE (802.3af) and PoE+ (802.3at) versions of M4100 series are available for deployments involving wireless access points, IP telephony and IP surveillance platforms.

Key features of the M4100 series switches include automatic multi-vendor Voice over IP prioritization based on SIP, H323 and SCCP protocols; voice VLAN and LLDP-MED capability for automatic IP phone QoS and VLAN configuration; advanced classifier-based hardware for L2, L3, L4 security and prioritization; IPv6 readiness; a redundant power supply option for uninterruptible operation; and an external power supply option for PoE and PoE+ full power applications (EPS up to 1,440W).

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