These SDVoE-ready switches combine the configurability of a matrix switch with the power and scalability of Ethernet to support hundreds of AV over IP endpoints. M4300 and M4500 switches offer IGMP Plus and greatly simplify system architectures with the same well-known IGMP techniques across the entire AV over IP network.
The trend of moving matrix switching into the Ethernet network is inevitable and SDVoE 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 using 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 SDVoE systems become ever larger, a new class of switches has come to market. The M4500 switches 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. Removing the need for Layer-3 PIM routing, these new switches offer IGMP Plus and greatly simplify system architectures with the same well-known IGMP techniques across the entire AV over IP network.
The M4500-32C offers 32-port QSFP28 preconfigured for 100G and can support 40G QSFP+ and 50G QSFP28 optics or DAC cables
The M4500-48XFC offers 48-port SFP28 preconfigured for 10G with 8-port 100G QSFP28 uplinks, and the SFP28 ports can support 10G and 25G
Installers opting to use M4500 switches model in their installation will find that it is already preconfigured out of the box
True AV and multicast Zero Touch network configuration: Connect AV over IP encoders and decoders, and power on the switch. It just works!
To meet the requirements of high performance, high availability, fast scale out, low latency performance, and continuous serviceability in sensible applications
1+1 power and 4+2 fan redundancy, x86 Intel Atom® Processor C3558 with 8GB DDR3/ECC RAM and 128GB SSD storage
IGMP Plus multicast allows for scalable Pro AV installations at Layer 2 without the PIM (Protocol Independent Multicast) complexity
IGMP Plus is default on VLAN 1 out of the box and can be configured on another VLAN for automatic IGMP across switches on that VLAN
Industry standard command line interface (CLI), SSH, SNMP, sFlow, MLAG
Out of band 1 Gigabit Ethernet port for management and simplified macro-commands for AV over IP configuration
NETGEAR M4500 series in covered under NETGEAR ProSAFE Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty
90 days of Technical Support via phone and email, Lifetime Technical Support through online chat and Lifetime Next Business Day hardware replacement
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