NETGEAR has expanded its small- to medium-sized business (SMB) offering, with the launch of the new cost-effective IPV6 switching line, advanced wireless access points for its Insight cloud management solution and a streamlined satellite for the Orbi Pro Mesh Wi-Fi family.

The new NETGEAR Smart Managed Pro S350 IPV6-ready series consists of five switch models including 8-, 24- and 48-port gigabit Ethernet switches with two or four small form factor pluggable (SFP) ports for fibre uplinks. The 8- and 24-port models will include Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) variants. These switches have been designed for networks where voice, video and data are carried over a single network. The IPV6 series also offers powerful Layer 2 features, enhanced performance and ease of use. Further, advanced features such as L2/L3/L4 access control lists, quality of service, link aggregation control protocol (LACP) and spanning tree protocol (STP) ensure a high speed and secure network environment for businesses.

NETGEAR’s Orbi Pro Mesh Wi-Fi Ceiling Satellite connects with the Orbi Pro Router or any other Orbi Pro satellite via the patented FastLane3 technology with a wireless backhaul for environments where wiring is a challenge. For covering denser environments, the Orbi Pro Ceiling can also be powered by using Ethernet cables with PoE utilising 4×4 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi. Moreover, the automatic power and channel management bet­w­ee­n satellites enables superior roaming, coverage and performance, making it suitable for large areas.

NETGEAR’s Insight Managed Smart Cloud Tri-band 4×4 Wireless Access Point (WAC540) comes with three separate radios (a single 2.4 GHz and two 5 GHZ channels). In addition, the WAC540 comes with a total throughput of 3 Gbps, broad coverage and commercial-grade security. This access point also provides superior self-managing Wi-Fi with advanced features such as band-steering, beamforming, load balancing, airtime fairness and advanced roaming. Further, the WAC540 can support many Wi-Fi clients for businesses that require maximum Wi-Fi performance and coverage.

NETGEAR’s insight cloud management solutions enable easy device onboarding, intuitive set-up, remote management and full monitoring of the WAC540, the Orbi Pro Ceiling satellite and the entire network. Small businesses will benefit from new Insight core management functions such as:

  • Instant Wi-Fi – Insight using Radio Resource Management (AutoRRM+) would immediately optimise all access points at the location either automatically, on-demand, scheduled or event based for instant Wi-Fi set-up.
  • RADIUS authentication on Insight Switches (Insight Premium subscription only) for enhanced security and privacy.
  • Device backup and restore.

NETGEAR has also launched the WAC124 high performance AC2000 Wi-Fi router, which is the most cost-effective Wi-Fi solution for small business offices as it does not require complicated installation. The router is capable of supporting three separate and secure service set identifiers (SSIDs) over a 4×4 802.11ac Wave2 MU-MIMO Wi-Fi. Additionally, it provides maximum coverage with 300 Mbps+1734 Mbps over independent channels by employing external antennas.