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Helge A Bentsen:
So whatís everybodyís favorite 16 port rackmountable switch with internal PSU for Dante these days?
Iíve used Netgear GS716Tv3 for years, itís been reliable and you donít need to do any configuration changes on it out of the box, itís plugín play and affordable.
Sadly, itís going out of production and I need to look for a new alternative for upcoming projects.

Robert Healey:

--- Quote from: Helge A Bentsen on November 23, 2021, 12:41:14 PM ---So whatís everybodyís favorite 16 port rackmountable switch with internal PSU for Dante these days?
Iíve used Netgear GS716Tv3 for years, itís been reliable and you donít need to do any configuration changes on it out of the box, itís plugín play and affordable.
Sadly, itís going out of production and I need to look for a new alternative for upcoming projects.

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Netgear is making a big push into the AV market, at least in the US: https://www.netgear.com/business/solutions/av-over-ip/#products

They now have more AV-focused support and models with all the connections on the back of the switch.

Helge A Bentsen:

--- Quote from: Robert Healey on November 23, 2021, 01:03:43 PM ---Netgear is making a big push into the AV market, at least in the US: https://www.netgear.com/business/solutions/av-over-ip/#products

They now have more AV-focused support and models with all the connections on the back of the switch now.

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Had a look at them, nice products for sure.
But 15x the priceÖ

Russell Ault:

--- Quote from: Helge A Bentsen on November 23, 2021, 12:41:14 PM ---So whatís everybodyís favorite 16 port rackmountable switch with internal PSU for Dante these days?
Iíve used Netgear GS716Tv3 for years, itís been reliable and you donít need to do any configuration changes on it out of the box, itís plugín play and affordable.
Sadly, itís going out of production and I need to look for a new alternative for upcoming projects.

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It's a pity to hear that about the GS716T (hopefully there's a v4 on the way?). FWIW Netgear.com says they still have stock.

The Netgear product numbers can be a bit confusing. In theory you're looking for a model that starts with GS5 or GS7 and has a T directly after the number of ports (although, according to E-series manual, the JGS516PE, JGS524Ev2, and JGS524PE all have the option to disable EEE as well).

It'd be a bit more expensive (although not 15x the price), but you might consider looking for a similar switch to the GS716T but with either more ports or POE (of which there are several options). The other possibility (which might be a bit cheaper) would be to look for a non-rackmount model like the GS324T and mounting it to a shelf (or even to the rack itself).

-Russ

Helge A Bentsen:

--- Quote from: Russell Ault on November 23, 2021, 02:06:18 PM ---It's a pity to hear that about the GS716T (hopefully there's a v4 on the way?). FWIW Netgear.com says they still have stock.

The Netgear product numbers can be a bit confusing. In theory you're looking for a model that starts with GS5 or GS7 and has a T directly after the number of ports (although, according to E-series manual, the JGS516PE, JGS524Ev2, and JGS524PE all have the option to disable EEE as well).

It'd be a bit more expensive (although not 15x the price), but you might consider looking for a similar switch to the GS716T but with either more ports or POE (of which there are several options). The other possibility (which might be a bit cheaper) would be to look for a non-rackmount model like the GS324T and mounting it to a shelf (or even to the rack itself).

-Russ

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Thanks, I'll have a look at your suggestions.

A V4 of the same switch would be nice, let's hope that's the plan from Netgear.

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