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NETGEAR expands range of smart switches to deliver simple network management

  • 16 July, 2004 15:06

<p>Sydney, Australia (July 16, 2004) – NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR), a leading provider of easy-to-use, high-performance networking products, has launched its latest Gigabit Smart Switch offering non-blocking gigabit power and simple switch management.</p>
<p>NETGEAR’s GS724T 24-port Smart Gigabit Switch is a Layer 2 switch that is managed via a browser, which is ideal for growing businesses who want the benefits of management without the cost and complexity of a fully SNMP capable network. The GS724T delivers large amounts of multimedia, image and video information in no time at all, and includes:</p>
<p>- 24 10/100/1000 Mbps ports, each capable of powering 2000 Mbps of data throughput in full-duplex mode, plus two optional fibre ports that provide fast backbone and connection for servers or power users;</p>
<p>- 10/100/1000 automatic speed and full/half-duplex sensing plus Auto Uplink™ on every port;</p>
<p>- Two hot-swappable Two Small Form-factor Pluggable SFP GBIC slots provide optional fibre connectivity for greater distance;</p>
<p>- An intuitive web-browser interface that offers simple switch management, with enables performance monitoring, port configuration, VLAN for traffic control, port trunking for increased bandwidth and Class of Service for traffic prioritisation.</p>
<p>The GS724T is the latest addition to NETGEAR’s smart switch range, which has already experienced great success within the Australian market. It is available for the RRP: $1,639 inc GST and is available from NETGEAR’s value-added reseller located throughout the country. This product comes with NETGEAR’s standard three-year warranty, with increased technical support also available with NETGEAR's advanced warranty.</p>
<p>About NETGEAR</p>
<p>NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of businesses and home users. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, NETGEAR’s suite of approximately 100 products enables users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. For more information, visit the company's website at or call 02 8448 2072.</p>
<p>NETGEAR and the NETGEAR logo are registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other brand and product names are trademarks of their respective holders. Information is subject to change without notice. All rights reserved
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<p>Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 for NETGEAR, Inc.: This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, the expected performance characteristics, specifications, market acceptance, market growth, specific uses and market position of NETGEAR, Inc. and its products and technology are forward-looking statements. Other forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, “believe”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “intend”, “estimate”, “continue”, or similar expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include, without limitation, the price and performance requirements of our customers, demand for our products, potential delays in development or certification of our products and other risks detailed in our periodic reports and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. NETGEAR does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.</p>

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