The SDVoE-ready (software-defined video over Ethernet) M4300-16X is claimed to be the first 16-port 10GBASE-T copper switch. It has an option for full power over Ethernet across all ports in full provisioning mode, the company said in a statement.
The 16X is a half-width 1U unit that can be bought either with a non-PoE power supply or a PSU that can provide 480W of PoE power to the 16 ports.
The SDVoE-ready M4300-24FX is a 24-port 10GBASE-X SFP+ fibre switch with two shared 10GBASE-T copper ports. It is a half-width 1U switch that ic claimed to cut the cost of fibre-based project installations up to 24 nodes.
“The M4300 series is not only one of the most affordable solutions out there, but it also offers uncomplicated equipment with no need to program.
"It provides everything installers would need to support zero-frame latency, increased I/O flexibility and scalability, and true AV/IT convergence with standard IP switching with a very streamlined architecture.”
Netgear said the M4300 switches were configured for AV and multicast zero touch network configuration to help installers integrate video over Ethernet with confidence and remove the complexity from digital deployments.
Installers would be able to select the M4300 switch that fits their port count requirements (copper ports or fibre ports), connect their AV devices, and power on the switch quickly and easily. The M4300 family is compliant with the SDVoE Alliance members’ equipment for deployment of zero latency, uncompressed 4K video over Ethernet.
Ths switches will be available later this year and will cost between US$1899 and US$2199.