Netgear M4500 SwitchesM4500 series
Two new fully managed switches from Netgear bring power and performance to Pro-AV video over IP switching at an affordable price and significantly reduce cost compared to matrix switching.
M4500-48XF8C (XSM4556) – 48x10G/25G SFP28 and 8x100G QSFP28 Managed Switch
M4500-32C (CSM4532) – 32x100G/50G/40G QSFP28 Managed Switch
The trend of moving matrix switching into the Ethernet network is accelerating and AV over IP already delivers capabilities far beyond that of a traditional matrix switch. Historically it has been simple to design AV over IP systems of up
to 96 I/Os using a single switch and Layer-2 Multicast IGMP. However, larger installations required data center-class 100G Ethernet switches with more complex Layer-3 multicast routing techniques, adding complexity and cost to
the Ethernet infrastructure. As networked AV systems become ever larger, a new class of switches has come to market. They combine the configurability of a matrix switch with the power and scalability of Ethernet to support hundreds
of AV over IP endpoints, at a price point dramatically cheaper than comparable matrix switches. Introducing two new 100GE enabled switches for ProAV, the M4500 series. Removing the need for Layer-3 PIM routing, these new
switches offer IGMP Plus and greatly simplify system architectures with the same well-known Layer-2 techniques across the entire AV over IP network. Installers opting to use M4500 switches in their installation will find that it is
already preconfigured out of the box.