Altona and NETGEAR have entered a strategic partnership to provide a simplified AV over IP deployment for their customers. The two will offer pre-validated solutions bringing Atlona Omni Stream AV-over-IP products and pre-configured NETGEAR M4250 managed network switches together. This will result in an out-of-the-box integration experience eliminating time-consuming setup and configuration for AV installers.
“Working with NETGEAR, our customers can now come to Atlona for a complete AV over IP system without having to source the switch separately,” said Paul Krizan, Product Manager at Atlona for Networked AV. “Once in the field, our customers can deploy AV over IP systems quickly and without barriers, while the IT technicians responsible for system operation can easily monitor and manage their networked AV systems moving forward.”
Setup and configuration times are reduced thanks in part to NETGEAR M4250 switches from Atlona being ready to go with OmniStream encoders and decoders. This removes the need to configure DHCP address assignments, VLANs, and IGMP for multicast streaming – technically complex procedures that often stall AV over IP deployments.
The Atlona and NETGEAR partnership will address the increasingly diverse spectrum of AV over IP deployments. Atlona customers can order NETGEAR M4250 switches with 8, 24 or 40 ports to cover systems of nearly any size. Atlona will also offer NETGEAR SFP+ fiber-optic transceiver modules that fit into the switches for enterprise-level AV over IP networks, allowing 10 Gb/s connections between switches for system expansion. Large-scale deployments with multiple network switches are further streamlined by NETGEAR IGMP Plus™ and other technologies, which ensures the switches work together for multicast streaming across the entire network without complex setup requirements.
“AV over IP is hitting every AV vertical today, and we offer an array of switch counts that will bring the flexibility of networked AV to any customer that wants it,” said Laurent Masia, Director of Product Line Management, Managed Network Switches at NETGEAR. “The customer that only needs a solution for one or two meeting spaces deserves the same benefits as the enterprise customer that needs aggregate switches to network content across multiple buildings on a corporate or university campus. Atlona shares the same spirit of scalability in their OmniStream platform, which are engineered for flexibility within networked AV deployments of any size.”
More information on the partnership can be found at https://atlona.com/partnerships/netgear/.