Netgear opens design centre for installers
Thursday, 26 September 2019
UK - Netgear has announced the introduction of a new engineering support centre for professional audio video (Pro-AV) integrators deploying AV solutions which utilise IP networking. This new service to AV installers, consultants, manufacturers and resellers is positioned to streamline audio visual solutions over IP and eliminate the complexity of AV deployments.
This dedicated Pro AV engineering services team of experts has been conceived in the company’s efforts to empower those who are conducting installations and designing projects with free network design assistance, training and installation support. From pre-sales and post-sales support to technical training, to white papers and best practices, these services are positioned to help educate tech managers and integrators to become masters of AV deployments which require IP networking.
In order to streamline the adoption of AV over IP and to ensure the successful transition from legacy matrix switching to AV over ethernet, residential and business integrators depend on a solid partner to guide the way. Netgear is determined to be this partner. This new structure for Netgear is essentially a design centre with a number of the company’s top networking professionals who are accomplished at documenting, drawing, and producing AV architectures.
“This technology transition to AV over IP is an exciting new space where Netgear is driving the integration,” says Laurent Masia, director of product line management for Netgear. “We are in the market to simplify and streamline IP networking for small and medium partners who don’t have the resources, the budget, or the right IT teams to leverage more complex AV installations.”
For low complexity day-to-day small installations, Netgear’s M4300 switches are preconfigured for easy, true AV and Multicast Zero Touch Network configuration. Installers can select an M4300 switch that fits their port count requirements (in copper ports or fibre ports), connect their AV devices, and power on the switch quickly and easily. Also, the whole family of M4300 switches are fully compliant with the SDVoE Alliance members’ equipment for the deployment of zero latency, uncompressed 4K video over Ethernet. For larger and more complex installations, the configuration is greatly simplified with automatic AV multicast and the newly created Netgear Pro AV engineering services team is here to help.
The 24/7 service can be accessed via contacting Netgear through the email proav.engineeringservices@netgear.com.
(Jim Evans)

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