Wireless Controller strengthens SMB networking.

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Supporting NETGEAR business-grade ProSAFE Managed Access Points, ProSAFE WC9500 Premium Wireless Controller offers scalable, centralized solution for dense environments. Unit can support up to 200 access points in stacked arrangement, making it suitable for medium to large-sized organizations with high bandwidth multimedia needs. With Ufast™ protocol, WC9500 delivers ultra-fast access point discovery, Layer 2/Layer 3 fast roaming, and captive portal for guest access.



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NETGEAR Builds Stronger SMB Networking with ProSAFE WC9500 Premium Wireless Controller



~Extends its reach in the small to medium sized networking segment, with new features, stronger performance and enhanced convenience for users and administrators~



India -- NETGEAR®, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to businesses, consumers, and service providers, has launched the ProSAFE WC9500 Premium Wireless Controller.  This high-performance controller supports the complete range of NETGEAR business-grade ProSAFE Managed Access Points. It’s a scalable, centralized solution for dense environments, supporting up to 200 access points per controller in a stacked arrangement.



The ProSAFE WC9500 Wireless Controller is an all-new, fully-featured, high performance wireless controller that manages the complete NETGEAR line of eight (8) ProSAFE Managed Access Points, including single-band and dual-band. Designed with simplicity in mind for management and ease of use in dense deployments, it offers enterprise-grade functionality and capability but without the cost and complexity of big IT. The WC9500 is a scalable, secure mobile access solution that can support a growing organization with dozens of users, with up to several thousand concurrent clients across 600 access points in a stacked arrangement of three controllers. It’s the perfect solution for medium to large-sized organizations with high bandwidth multimedia needs, such as growing businesses, K-12 schools, colleges, medical complexes, and hospitality sites with in-room access points.



With its Ufast™ protocol, the WC9500 delivers ultra-fast access point discovery, Layer 2 and Layer 3 fast roaming, a captive portal for guest access, a fully distributed architecture, and ease of configuration and dynamic RF management in dense environments. A pay-as-you grow licensing model of 10 access point licenses ensures that the organization only pays for what is needed. Moreover, the WC9500 is 802.11ac wireless-ready, providing investment protection for future applications or devices.



Subhodeep Bhattacharya, Regional Director, India & SAARC, NETGEAR, said "Businesses, hospitality sites and education facilities are looking for networking solutions that offer the ability to scale as the company grows, without taking a hit in performance. When they need to add more users or connect more access points or support a new branch office, network managers want solutions that can support denser deployments and possible future applications and devices. Keeping this in mind we have launched the WC9500 Wireless Controller. This Wireless Controller supports larger deployments in stackable scenarios”.



About NETGEAR, Inc.

NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 45,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 39,000 value-added resellers. The company's headquarters are in San Jose, California, USA, with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner. More information is available at www.NETGEAR.com or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR at twitter.com/NETGEAR and www.facebook.com/NETGEAR.

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