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NETGEAR Unveils Five-Speed Multi-Gigabit Switches

October 04, 2017

NETGEAR Inc. has come out with five-speed multi-gigabit switching products for small office and home users.

“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,” the vendor explains. “Businesses are able to combine legacy Ethernet speeds like 100 megabits per second or 1 gigabit per second with 10 gigabits per second and now 2.5 and 5 gigabits per second for the newest devices, without needing to install expensive new cabling to alleviate speed barriers.”

That will be possible via seven NETGEAR switching solutions.

That includes the XS505M, a five-port, 10-giabit/multip-gigabit Ethernet unmanaged switch with an SFP+ port. It’s available now and sells for $399.99. There’s also an eight-port version of this switch. It’s also now available, and it’s priced at $599.99.

Other currently available multi-gigabit NETGEAR switches include the MS510TX eight-port Smart Managed Pro Switch with 10G Copper and SFP+ Ports, which sells for $349.99. The MS510TXPP eight-port PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switch with 10G Copper and SFP+ Ports is available for $449.99. And the M4200 Fully Managed Intelligent Edge Series Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switch with PoE+ and 2 SFP+ Ports is offered for $1,149.99.

And beginning Nov. 7, NETGEAR will offer the GS110MX eight-port Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with two-port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks for $199.99 and the GS110EMX eight-port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Managed Plus Switch with two-port 10G/Multi-Gig Uplinks for $249.99.

“Other 10-gigabit switches provide a standard 1-Gigabit connectivity to any device requiring less than 10 gigabits per second, but the new NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Switches provide additional options for 2.5 and 5 gigabits per second if the device and cabling support it,” NETGEAR explains. “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.”

Edited by Mandi Nowitz

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