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NETGEAR expands its networking portfolio with new 5-Speed Switches



Netgear has announced that it has set a new standard in flexibility for networking switches with the introduction of its industry-first 5-speed Multi-Gigabit switching products. The company said that all of the devices in business, small offices or homes 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. Businesses are able to combine legacy Ethernet speeds like 100 Mbps or 1Gbps with 10 Gbps and now 2.5 and 5 Gbps for the newest devices, without needing to install expensive new cabling to alleviate speed barriers.


XS505M 5-Port 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Unmanaged Switch with SFP+ Port is now available for Rs.28,000.


According to the company, other 10-Gigabit switches provide a standard 1-Gigabit connectivity to any device requiring less than 10Gbps, but the new NETGEAR Multi-Gigabit Switches provide additional options for 2.5 and 5 Gbps if the device and cabling support it. 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.


The newest high-performance networking devices such as network cards, gaming PCs, desktop PCs, servers, and AC Wave 2 Wireless Access Points now offer both 2.5-Gigabit or 5-Gigabit connectivity. Therefore, the multi-speed capabilities of the NETGEAR Switches make them the perfect plug-and-play solution for taking advantage of the full potential for performance and coverage offered by these modern, high-speed devices.


“The industry-first Multi-Gigabit Switches we’re introducing today enable us to offer a breakthrough flexibility in cost-effective Ethernet switching that SMBs have been waiting for,” explained Marthesh Nagendra, Country Manager, India and SAARC, Netgear.


He further added, “New products today aren’t only 1 Gigabit or 10 Gigabit; they operate at speeds in between. It is similar to the old Brothers Grimm fairytale of Goldilocks – each device on your network has a switching speed that is ‘just right’ for it. With our new 5-Speed Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switches, we help your newest devices reach their maximum potential, including at 2.5 or 5 Gbps speeds over existing cabling.”


NETGEAR Unmanaged Switches:

The 10-Gigabit/Multi-Gigabit Unmanaged Switches provide plug-and-play connectivity, in addition to being energy-efficient, built to last, and rigorously tested to provide the reliability businesses need. The key features include:


· Plug-and-play connectivity

· Multi-speed Ethernet ports

· SFP+ Fiber ports

· Automatic connectivity

· Compact size

· Whisper-quiet

· Jumbo fames

· Non-blocking architecture

· Desktop or rackmount


Netgear Multi-Gigabit Ethernet Switch is supported by ProSAFE Lifetime Hardware Warranty, including Lifetime Next Business Day shipping for part replacement and Lifetime Technical Support options.


The new switches are available worldwide through authorized Netgear partners and other reseller channels and ecommerce sites. Regional variance may apply to the final pricing for end-customers, depending on the reseller and bundled offerings.