NS Series Gen 2 Network Switches

Pre-configured NETGEAR Network Switches

The Q-SYS NS Series Gen 2 offers a range of enterprise-grade, NETGEAR-manufactured network switches that have been pre-configured specifically to meet the performance requirements for Q-SYS, AES67 and Dante. With a primary focus on Q-SYS audio, video & control (AV&C), these network switches provide an out-of-the-box solution for Q-SYS integrators and IT support staff building standalone AV networks.

Features and Benefits

  • Expedite deployment and reduce support requirementsQ-SYS NS Series network switches are pre-configured specifically to meet the rigorous performance requirements of Q-SYS audio, video and control (AV&C) systems. For IT network architects/support staff and integrators, this plug-and-play solution saves time, cost, and frustration associated with troubleshooting untested network switches.
  • Flexible network scenarios: Q-SYS NS Series Gen 2 network switches support Q-LAN, AES67 and Dante audio streams in addition to Q-LAN video streaming and distribution, simultaneously within the same VLAN without ever having to manually configure or adapt the QoS settings on the switches or endpoint devices.
  • Eliminate Q-SYS device power challenges: Each Q-SYS NS Series Gen 2 network switch features standard PoE (IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at; up to 30 Watts of power) on all ports providing combined power, data and control for your Q-SYS devices. Furthermore, the Q-SYS NS10-720++ and Q-SYS NS26-1440++ support PoE ++ (IEEE 802.3bt; up to 90 Watts) for use with Q-SYS devices that carry greater power requirements (like the Q-SYS NV Series video endpoints), eliminating the need for additional hardware.
  • Intelligent management: NS Series Gen 2 network switches automatically manage any multicast AV traffic on your network. These switches also feature integrated IGMP+ to provide automatic multicast data management between multiple NS Series Gen 2 switches along with an optional built-in DHCP server, also pre-configured to provide automated IP connectivity for standalone AV systems.
  • Future-ready solution:.Q-SYS NS Series Gen 2 network switches are the benchmark for future Q-SYS audio and video peripheral products, ensuring this investment in your AV infrastructure will support the expansion and evolution of your Q-SYS system for years to come.

Note: Q-SYS NS Series is intended for standalone AV networks consisting of only one switch.  QSC does not support applications beyond the supplied configurations, such as additional VLANs, other AVC protocols etc.

Model 1 Gbps Switch Ports (PoE+/PoE++) SFP Ports PoE Support PoE Budget
NS10-125+ 10 (8) 2x 1 Gbps PoE+ (802.3af / 802.3at) 125 W
NS26-300+ 26 (24) 4x 1 Gbps PoE+ (802.3af / 802.3at) 300 W
NS10-720++ 10 (8) 2x 10 Gbps PoE++ (802.3bt Type 4) 720 W
NS26-1440++ 26 (24) 4x 1 Gbps PoE++ (802.3bt Type 4) 1,440 W

All specifications are subject to change without notice.