September 8, 2020 — ANAHEIM, Calif.– Zyxel Networks, a leader in delivering secure, AI- and cloud-powered business and home networking solutions, today announced a partnership with ATEN, to introduce its new Networked AV element in switches, which boosts simplicity and efficiency for network partners. Drawing on its more than 30 years of professional networking expertise, Zyxel’s new offering provides VARs, system integrators and channel partners in the professional audio video (AV) industry with greater scalability and efficiency.
More and more AV systems are transforming from the traditional matrix switch infrastructure to industry standard IP-based technology to address the ever-growing diversity of AV-over-IP applications. This transition offers the potential for greater scalability, longer distance, less cabling, and easier installation thanks to IP-based technology. However, many businesses still find the path challenging due to a lack of familiarity with switch network settings.
Built from a powerful AV partnership network
Zyxel Networks has partnered with the leader in the AV industry: ATEN, a leader of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions. The partnership between the two leading brands ensures smooth integration of network system design and delivers an interoperable and reliable total AV-over-IP solution.
Streamline management with a tailor-made networked AV mode
To expand the wide reach of various network applications, the specially-designed Networked AV mode includes a tailor-made setup wizard to address the most utilized features for a network when using streaming services. This is accompanied by the new Networked AV dashboard – which presents the most useful elements including port, system and bandwidth, as well as power usage – meaning users can instantly view the current network status to maintain and configure the switch with ease.
“Transitioning to AV-over-IP technology provides a host performance-enhancing and cost-reducing benefits for professionals in the A/V industry, but troubleshooting issues caused by improper network configuration can be difficult and can lead to customer dissatisfaction,” explained Tri Nguyen, Market Development Manager at Zyxel Networks. “The custom networked AV mode incorporated into our switch portfolio eliminates the configuration challenges to provide an easy-to-use, stable network solution that is ideal for use in classrooms, sports bars and control center video wall displays. Partnering with AV specialist ATEN enables us to bring to market a solution that enables our channel partners to expand their services into the AV-over-IP segment.”
“ATEN is a Pro AV and IT solution provider with excellent integration experience,” said Nicholas Lin, ATEN’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Global Marketing. “Together with Zyxel, a professional Ethernet switch provider with profound knowledge in IP multicasting for various applications, we can deliver a top-quality, high-definition audio and video experience with professional guidance to reduce the efforts required for integration.”
The Networked AV mode is available in the GS2220 series GbE Layer 2 managed switches, starting from firmware v4.70, released in September, and will become available in the XGS2210 series later this year. Find out more about the Zyxel Networked AV mode at https://www.zyxel.com/us/en/solutions/Networked-AV-Solution-20200821-989148.shtml.
Zyxel, a pioneer in IP technology for over two decades and trusted brand for over 30 years, provides a complete portfolio of multi-service LTE, fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity solutions, smart home devices and enterprise-class Ethernet switches, security and Wi-Fi equipment for small to mid-size businesses. Zyxel offers integrated, interoperable network solutions based on open standards. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Zyxel offers its partners service-rich solutions backed by a domestic team of logistic, sales, and technical support professionals.