NETGEAR LAUNCHES NEW PROSAFE GIGABIT SMART SWITCH WITH BOTH PoE AND PD CAPABILITIES FOR FLEXIBLE DEPLOYMENT FREE OF AC POWER

GS516TP is the first switch specifically for SMBs that is both powered by PoE and able to pass PoE power to connected devices

SAN JOSE, California — October 21, 2013 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQGM: NTGR) (www.netgear.com), a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, announced immediate availability of the new ProSAFE® 16-port Gigabit PoE Smart Switch (GS516TP) with PD (PoE Powered Devices) capability for small and medium businesses (SMBs), educational institutions, hospitals, government agencies, and other networks supporting fewer than 500 users (www.netgear.com/smart-switches). The GS516TP offers network managers an affordable switching solution combined with advanced features and flexible powering options. PoE and PD capability on the same device — an industry first for the SMB market — enables the GS516TP to make network switch deployment truly free from AC power outlets, providing maximum flexibility for network build-up, modifications and re-layout.

NETGEAR offers a comprehensive portfolio of PoE switches and is the industry's leading provider of both Unmanaged and Smart Switches. The GS516TP is part of the NETGEAR family of second-generation Gigabit PoE/PoE+ Smart Switches, which offers powerful L2 and L2+ features, better PoE functions, and enhanced performance and usability. This new family is purposely designed for converged networks where voice, video, and data are carried on a single network platform, and is optimized to provide network efficiency, operational cost savings, and ease of management.

The GS516TP is a 16-port Gigabit Smart Switch with PoE and PD features, designed for small and medium-sized networks. It offers simultaneously operational PoE and PD capability. It comes with two PD ports that receive PoE power from any PoE source. At the same time, through its eight PoE ports, it can also deliver power to other connected devices such as WiFi access points, IP phones and IP cameras — the first switch specifically designed for SMBs to come to market with this capability.

"The GS516TP is the most cost-effective solution for converged networks requiring maximum flexibility in deployment options, especially where a power outlet is not conveniently available," said Maggie Wu, senior product line manager for NETGEAR Switching Products. "We are confident that SMB network managers will be delighted with the value and deployment flexibility offered by the GS516TP, which also comes with a comprehensive list of advanced features at a price that is attractive to cost-conscious businesses."

Key Features of the GS516TP:

  • 16 Gigabit ports with 8 IEEE802.3af PoE ports and 2 PD ports capable of receiving PoE and PoE Plus (IEEE802.3at) power
  • Flexible powering options
    • Powered by AC outlet with up to 76w PoE budget downstream
    • Powered by PoE with up to 22w PoE budget
  • Comprehensive L2 Features (VLAN, QoS and security)
  • Advanced features (static routing, IPv6, MDP snooping, dynamic VLAN assignment, and protected ports)

Pricing and Availability

The NETGEAR ProSAFE GS516TP is available now worldwide through a broad variety of NETGEAR PowerSHIFT™ partners (http://powershift.netgear.com) and authorized reseller and DMR channels. While pricing for the end customer may vary depending on the reseller, the MSRP price in the U.S. is $570.

More Information

All NETGEAR switches provide world-class reliability and are backed by the industry-leading ProSAFE Lifetime Hardware Warranty and 24x7 technical support that connects businesses directly with experienced switching experts.

Learn more about the NETGEAR ProSAFE Gigabit PoE Smart Switch with PD (GS516TP) at (www.netgear.com/smart-switches). For information on the full range of NETGEAR ProSafe Fully Managed, Smart, and Plus switches for businesses, government agencies, educational facilities and other networks, go to www.netgear.com/business/products/switches/.

About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 36,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 43,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

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