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Netgear rolls out new wireless and low-cost gigabit switches and NAS line

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APs supported include Netgear's ProSafe 802.11g Light Wireless Access Point (WGL102), ProSafe Dual Band Light Wireless Access Point (WAGL102) and existing NETGEAR WG102 and WAG102 wireless access points via a one-time firmware update. The WFS709TP will be available in Q3 2007 for $2,900 MSRP.

Switch introductions include the ProSafe 24 and 48-Port 10/100/1000 Smart PoE Switches (GS724TP and GS748TP), which incorporate 24 10/100/1000 ports / two SFP slots and 48 10/100/1000 ports / four SFP slots, respectively.

Both switches support 802.1p and DSCP-based prioritization, access control lists, rate limiting, DSCP/TOS-based prioritization, IGMP snooping, SNMP v1, v2, v3, and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol. Both switches are currently available at MSRPs of $1,000 and $2,000, respectively.

Netgear also announced the low-cost GS108T ProSafe 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart Switch. The GS108T supports browser-based management for features including port configuration, trunking,VLANs and traffic prioritization. Other features include ACLs, 802.1x port authentication, enhanced QoS, rate limiting and IGMP snooping.The GS108T is currently available for $190 MSRP.

Netgear also rolled out its line of RAID NASes from its recent purchase of Infrant Technologies. Models include three desktop ReadyNAS NV+ versions, pre-configured with hard drives to provide 1TB or 2TB of storage capacity (RND4425, RND4450, RND4250) and two rackmount ReadyNAS 1100 models, pre-configured to provide storage capacities of 2TB and 3TB (RNR4450, RNR4475).

All the NASes feature four hot-swappable SATA drives, RAID 0, 1, 5, and X-RAID formats, built-in backup manager, system monitoring and automatic alerts, gigabit Ethernet ports, UPnP AV multimedia server, HTTP/S remote access, FTP/S transfers, SSL and ACL security, and multiple USB ports. All models are available immediately.

The company also announced a partnership with Avaya, to define and deliver an IP telephony solution for small businesses with 20 users or less, and a firmware upgrade for its SSL312 SSL VPN Concentrator to support clients using Microsoft Windows Vista, Mozilla FireFox and Intel-based Mac OS. The new firmware will be released on May 25.


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