NETGEAR® Elevates Its Commitment to Quality With Extension of Lifetime Warranty to Entire ProSafe® 7000 Series of L2 and L3 Managed Switches
Extension of Lifetime Warranty to ProSafe Gigabit Layer 2 Managed Switches Provides Peace-of-Mind and Further Solidifies NETGEAR’s Promise of Value and Reliability to SMB and Mid-market Customers
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – December 16, 2005 – NETGEAR Inc., (Nasdaq: NTGR) a worldwide provider of technologically advanced, branded networking products, today announced the expansion of its limited lifetime product warranty across the entire family of ProSafe 7000 Series Layer 2 and Layer 3 managed switches.
NETGEAR’s limited lifetime warranty, previously available on all L3 managed switches, now is extended to cover L2 managed switches including the GSM7212 ProSafe 12 Port Gigabit Managed Switch, GSM7224 ProSafe 24 Port Gigabit Layer 2 Managed Switch and GSM7248 ProSafe 48 Port Gigabit Layer 2 Managed Switch replaces the previous five-year warranty and will extend retroactively to currently shipped products.
The terms of NETGEAR’s limited lifetime warranty, which provides for the repair or replacement of hardware, now covers the entire family of ProSafe 7000 series Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches which also includes the FSM7326P ProSafe 24 Port 10/100 Layer 3 Managed Switch with 2 Gigabit Ports and 24 Port PoE, FSM7328S ProSafe 24 Port 10/100 Layer 3 Managed Stackable Switch with 4 Gigabit Ports, FSM7352S ProSafe 48 Port 10/100 Layer 3 Managed Stackable Switch with 4 Gigabit Ports, FSM7352PS ProSafe 48 Port 10/100 Layer 3 Managed Stackable Switch with 4 Gigabit Ports and 48 Port PoE, GSM7312 ProSafe 12 Port Gigabit Layer 3 Managed Switch, and GSM7324 ProSafe 24 Port Gigabit Layer 3 Managed Switch.
“Following industry leading growth in fixed L2 and L3 switching worldwide in Q3 2005, according to Dell’Oro Group reports, NETGEAR is building its momentum in the marketplace by extending lifetime warranties across the entire line of ProSafe 7000 series managed switches,” explained NETGEAR Product Line Manager, Demetrios Coulis. “The value, performance and reliability that the ProSafe line of managed switches delivers to SMB and mid-market companies has established NETGEAR as the go-to provider of end-to-end infrastructure solutions for growing companies seeking networks to support demanding applications such as VoIP and Power-over-Ethernet. NETGEAR products are built to the highest standards of quality and are now backed up with lifetime coverage.”
NETGEAR’s ProSafe family of Fast and Gigabit Ethernet Layer 2 and Layer 3 Managed Switches are backed by a limited lifetime warranty, 24/7 technical support, and ProSupport OnSite 24x7 (Part Number PMP1132), OnSite 9x5 (Part Number PMP3332) and OnCall 24x7 (Part Number PMB0332) support service offerings, with availability via leading direct marketers, e-commerce sites and value-added resellers. Additional information regarding product warranties can be found at http://www.netgear.com/go/llwarranty.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (Nasdaq: NTGR) designs technologically advanced, branded networking products that address the specific needs of small and medium business and home users. The Company’s product offerings enable users to share Internet access, peripherals, files, digital multimedia content and applications among multiple personal computers and other Internet-enabled devices. NETGEAR is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.netgear.com or call (408) 907-8000.
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