Netgear shows new routers, access points and switches for SMEs

Netgear shows new routers, access points and switches for SMEs

During the CES, Netgear showed a number of new solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. Thus, the company comes up with an IPV6 switch series consisting of five different models, as well as an Insight wireless access point and a new Orbi Pro Mesh wifi satellite.

The new line of switches is called Smart Managed Pro S350 and therefore supports Internet Protocol version 6. Within the series we find 8, 24 and 48 port gigabit Ethernet switches, with 2 or 4 SFP ports for fiber uplinks. The line must be ideally suited to networks where voice, video and data are used over a single network. The 8- and 24-port models are available in PoE+ versions.

Access point Wac540

Another interesting product that Netgear will present at the CES is what the Insight Managed Smart Cloud Tri-band calls 4×4 Wireless Access Point, or WAC540. This access point has a 2.4 GHz radio and two separate 5 GHz radios. This enables the WAC540 to achieve a throughput of 3 Gbps under the most favourable conditions.

Netgear wants to use the access point to offer a product that always offers sufficient bandwidth for critical business and Internet or Things connections. The WAC540 promises to support hundreds of wifi clients, as well as functionalities such as beam forming, load balancing and AirTime Fairness.

Satellite and router

Netgear also shows the new Orbi Pro Mesh wifi ceiling satellite on the CES. It can connect to the Orbi Pro router or another Orbi Pro satellite via a “special wireless backhaul”. The product is suitable for locations with little or no power sockets or where AC wiring is expensive, as the satellite can be powered by Ethernet cables with PoE. If there are multiple satellites within a network, automatic channel management ensures ease of use.

Finally, Netgear briefly showed the router WAC124 High-Performance AC2000 wifi, which has to be suitable for SMEs due to its easy installation. In the press release, Netgear gives away a few details, such as the maximum range of 300Mbps+1734Mbps. It is also possible to use three different and secure SSIDs via 4×4 802.11ac Wave2 MU-MIMO wifi.

The prices and possible release dates of the above products are missing in the press release.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.