Partnership covers NETGEAR M4300 and M4500 network switches, engineered for AV over IP systems, and will launch on March 11, 2020.
BRACKNELL, UK – March 11th, 2020 – NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), the leading provider of networking products that power businesses both large and small, today announced that it has appointed Midwich as a distribution partner in the UK and Ireland. The agreement extends NETGEAR’s reach into the UK Pro AV market for its award-winning range of M4300 and M4500 network switches, which are engineered for AV over IP systems.
“We’re excited to be partnering with Midwich and working with their experienced teams to expand NETGEAR’s penetration into the UK & Ireland Pro AV market,” said Oliver Randall - Regional Director, NETGEAR UK. “As a founding member of the SDVoE Alliance, NETGEAR is driving the technology transition to AV over IP solutions. NETGEAR’s M4300 managed switches are the ideal products for modern AV over IP deployments, while our new M4500 100G option expands our capabilities by providing the highest quality video to stadium-level displays.”
As a specialist AV distributor to the trade market, Midwich has long-standing relationships with some of the world’s leading brands The new distribution partnership with NETGEAR covers the UK and Ireland and will go live on March 11th, 2020.
“We are very excited to offer NETGEAR’s dedicated AV over IP switches to our extensive list of commercial and Pro-AV customers,” said Lloyd Platt, Divisional Manager of Midwich. “NETGEAR is a world-leading brand and completes our AV over IP connectivity solutions in key growth applications including, Video & Image Processing, Digital Signage, IPTV, Unified Communication and Collaboration, Video Streaming and Lecture Capture”.
NETGEAR switches available at Midwich
The distribution agreement covers the M4300 line of 10 Gigabit switches – winner of Best AV over IP Product at ISE 2019 – and the new M4500 series 100 Gigabit Network Switches. Designed to address the expansive growth of AV deployments over ethernet, these new switches are purpose-built to streamline audio-visual solutions over IP. They are preconfigured for easy, true AV and Multicast Zero Touch Network Configuration and include NETGEAR-engineered IGMP Plus, which greatly simplifies system architectures across the entire AV over IP network.
The full line up of NETGEAR M4300 and M4500 managed switches will be available from Midwich.
- NETGEAR M4300 16X, managed switch with 16x10GBASE-T ports and APS299W PSU
- NETGEAR M4300 24XF, managed Switch with 24x10G SFP+ ports.
- NETGEAR M4300 48XF, managed Switch with 48x10G SFP+ ports.
- NETGEAR M4500-32C, managed switch with 32x40G/50G/100G QSFP28 ports, 2xPSUs and 6xFan trays
- NETGEAR M4500-48XF8C, managed switch with 48x10G/25G SFP28 ports and 8x40G/50G/100G QSFP28 uplinks, 2xPSUs and 6xFan trays.
To learn more about these new managed switches please visit NETGEAR.co.uk.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products, video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and performance gaming routers to enhance online game play.
The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe. More information is available from the NETGEAR Investor Page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the NETGEAR blog at NETGEAR.com.
Midwich is a specialist AV distributor to the trade market, with operations in the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The Group's long-standing relationships with over 500+ vendors, including blue-chip organisations, support a comprehensive product portfolio across major audio visual categories such as large format displays, projectors, digital signage, unified communications and professional audio. The Group operates as the sole or largest in-country distributor for a number of its vendors in their respective product sets.
The Directors attribute this position to the Group's technical expertise, extensive product knowledge and strong customer service offering built up over a number of years. The Group has a large and diverse base of over 20,000 customers, most of which are professional AV integrators and IT resellers serving sectors such as corporate, education, retail, residential and hospitality. Although the Group does not sell directly to end users, it believes that the majority of its products are used by commercial and educational establishments rather than consumers.
Initially a UK only distributor, the Group now has 1,000 employees across the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. A core component of the Group's growth strategy is further expansion of its international operations and footprint into strategically targeted jurisdictions.
For further information about Midwich, please visit www.midwich.com