Netgear M4500-48XF8C 48x10G/25G SFP28 and 8x100G QSFP28 Managed Switch

New Switches from Netgear with the power to handle the largest PRO-AV installations

Netgear M4500 Switches

M4500 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

 

M4500-48 Netgear

M4500-32C (CSM4532) – 32x100G/50G/40G QSFP28 Managed Switch

M4500-32 Netgear

 

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.

M4500 product brief