Netgear GSM712 Gigabit Ethernet Switch Utilizing Industry-Leading Marvell GalNet 2+ Ethernet Controller Wins PC Magazine Award
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2003-- The Marvell(R) GalNet(R) 2+ Device Accelerates the Design of Full-Wire-Speed Gigabit Ethernet Switches Supporting Converged Voice/Video/Data Application
Marvell(R) (Nasdaq:MRVL), a technology leader in the development of extreme broadband communications and storage solutions, today announced that the industry-leading Marvell GalNet(R) 2+ switched Ethernet controller is utilized in the Netgear(R) GSM712 Gigabit Ethernet switch which won the PC Magazine Editor's Choice Award on May 27, 2003. The PC Magazine Editors Choice Award is designed to help IT and network managers shorten the evaluation process in assessing existing products, along with new introduced innovative solutions.
"We are thrilled that our GSM712 managed Gigabit switch was selected as the best switch available in the market today by PC Magazine," said Kevin Allan, Director of Business Product Management at NETGEAR. "The GSM712 switch provides the industry with a cost-effective, logically organized responsive interface and well-rounded feature set, all at Gigabit Ethernet wire-speed. The Marvell GalNet 2+ technology enabled us to offer Gigabit products with high port densities and high performance at competitive prices."
"The Netgear GSM712 switch, featuring the Marvell GalNet 2+ switched Ethernet controller, is an advanced Gigabit Layer 2 switch," stated Gerardo Waisbaum, Marvell's Sr. Product Manager for the Enterprise Switches. "Further, leveraging the advanced features of the GalNet 2+ device including Gigabit Media Independent Interface (GMII), advanced Quality of Service (QoS) features and support for real-time multimedia enables Netgear to introduce quality switches."
The Netgear GSM712 full Layer 2 managed Gigabit switch has ten copper Gigabit ports + two GBIC slots and a browser-based management. It includes Non-blocking, Auto-Negotiation and Auto Uplink(TM) features and provides zero configurations with an easy-to-use interface. The GSM712 switch also provides a comprehensive and highly configurable statistics engine, which is added value to administrators who want to become familiar with the inherent characteristics of this relatively new switching product category. All of the above qualities make the GalNet 2+ an ideal device for Netgear's GSM712 switch design supporting full-wire-speed Gigabit Ethernet switches with converged voice/video/data applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP) and Windows(R) 2000 via integrated support for Layer 2 QoS.
Marvell (Nasdaq:MRVL) is the leading global semiconductor provider of complete broadband communications and storage solutions. The Company's diverse product portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller, wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications infrastructure, including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As used in this release, the terms "Company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries, including Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. (MSI), Marvell Asia Pte Ltd. (MAPL), Marvell Japan K.K., Marvell Taiwan Ltd., Marvell International Ltd. (MIL), Marvell UK Limited, Marvell Semiconductor Israel Ltd. (MSIL), and SysKonnect GmbH. MSI is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and designs, develops and markets products on behalf of MIL and MAPL. MSI may be contacted at 408/222-2500 or at www.marvell.com.
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