Crestron is Now Stocking and Selling the NETGEAR M4250 AV Line of Switches

NETGEAR and Crestron Electronics today announced that four models of the versatile M4250 AV Line Series switches are now available directly through Crestron. A dominant player in the growing transition to AV-over-IP, Crestron will resell select NETGEAR AV switches as a part of the Crestron DM NAX Audio-over-IP and DM NVX AV-over-IP solutions. NETGEAR AV’s […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1196: NETGEAR Heads to ISE 2023, Will Debut Engage AV Controller and More!

On my latest pre-ISE-2023 videocast with NETGEAR’s John Henkel and Laurent Masia, the three of us talk about the new NETGEAR AV team. We cover its free AV-over-IP System Design Services, its Wireless Network Design Services, more switches and the new Engage AV Controller. This videocast covers it all — check it out and see […]

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23 Things AV Manufacturers Have Planned For 2023

A new year has begun. 2023 will usher in a chance for the ProAV industry to create, innovate and grow. We spoke with 23 different manufacturers—like AtlasIED, Shure and Legrand—to see what’s on they have in store for the year ahead. Here’s what they had to say… Atlona celebrates its 20th anniversary with the launch […]

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Netgear Introduces WAX220 Wi-Fi 6 Access Point

Netgear introduced the WAX220 WiFi 6 Access Point. The dual-band WAX220 claims to provide a “budget-friendly WiFi solution as part of the NETGEAR Business Essentials line of access points, the WAX220 delivers the fastest WiFi speed under $200.” Offering up to 4.2Gbps total Wi-Fi throughput and equipped with a 2.5 Gbps Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) port, the […]

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NETGEAR Launches Two Residential Access Points at CEDIA Expo 2022

Today at the CEDIA Expo, NETGEAR announced the launch of two new access points (WAX628 and WAX638E) tailored specifically for the residential custom integration market. Sold exclusively through authorized integrators and custom installers these access points are bundled with four years of both NETGEAR Insight and the company’s ProSupport services. These new access points for […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1167: Use an Actual Networking Company to Network Homes — NETGEAR To Enter CEDIA Expo Seeking Dealers

NETGEAR only does networking. And, whether you’re just connecting everything to the network, in a home or actually driving all your content across a network using AV-over-IP, NETGEAR has solutions to do it all. And, the company only does networking, so it does it well. NETGEAR’s own director of product marketing, John Henkel, joined me […]

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Domotz Adds New Features to Netgear Managed Switches

Domotz today announced a partnership with Netgear to add new features to Netgear managed switches, Insight-based access points and Orbi Pro wireless systems. Domotz provides “unparalleled visibility of digital assets and data flows, empowering users with mission critical knowledge and actionable insights.” The company works closely with partners to ensure integration of its Domotz Agent software is seamless […]

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Shure Microflex Ecosystem Now Integrates With Netgear M4250 Switches

With the goal of simplifying network integration of its product line, Shure is teaming up with Netgear to deliver faster and more reliable integration when installing Shure Microflex Ecosystem products with the Netgear AV Line M4250 switches. The combination of Shure’s legacy in AV, along with Netgear’s commitment to AV-over-IP will help integrators with limited […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1144: NETGEAR Might Be Gary’s Favorite ProAV Company

Gary was joined on today’s post-InfoComm 2022 videocast with both NETGEAR’s John Henkel and Laurent Masia to talk about the company’s presence in over 60 booths at the IC22 show. According to Gary, the importance of IP in AV cannot be overstated and he, John and Laurent explain how the services that NETGEAR is providing are a big differentiator for them […]

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Netgear Announces Three New AV-over-IP Products

Netgear announced three new AV-over-IP products including the new Netgear Engage Controller application, which builds on the AV graphical user interface (GUI) found in the M4250 series managed switches and two new, smaller M4250 desktop switches to allow for streamlined installation in a range of space-limiting applications. The Netgear M4250 AV Line Series switches are […]

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Atlona and NETGEAR Partner to Bring Pre-Validated and Interoperable AV-over-IP and Network Switch Solutions

Atlona and NETGEAR have collaborated to offer pre-validated, interoperable solutions that bring Atlona OmniStream AV-over-IP products to the NETGEAR M4250 managed network switches. Atlona claims that setup and configuration times are reduced in large part because NETGEAR M4250 switches from Atlona are ready to go with OmniStream encoders and decoders. Users can power up the […]

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Visionary’s PacketAV Matrix Series and PNA-D4 Amplifiers Revamp University of Nevada’s Mackay Stadium

The University of Nevada, Reno is the state’s flagship public university. The university, which has more than 21,000 students, spans 290 acres and 180 buildings with 13 different schools and colleges. The university is home to the Nevada Wolf Pack Athletics, an NCAA Division I men’s and women’s athletic program. The Nevada football and women’s soccer […]

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Next Stop: E4 Anaheim!

Almo Professional A/V‘s E4 Experience has returned with four upcoming events that will focus on all things AV! The E4 Experience offers the latest educational opportunities, sessions with top manufacturers and industry pros, demos of the latest technology and so much more. Your next opportunity to experience E4 will be in Anaheim, California, on March […]

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Kayye’s Krystal Ball: 2022 Edition

Welcome to my 22nd annual Kayye’s Krystal Ball! I can’t believe I have written this article 22 times. I am beyond humbled by how many of you read this; last year, it was viewed by over 90,000 #AVtweeps. #LOVE ❣️ The bottom line is I love writing this article. It keeps me curious and humble. […]

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SDVoE Alliance Drives Content With NETGEAR, Aurora Multimedia and SNA Displays in New York City Retail and Entertainment Complex

American Dream is an expansive retail and entertainment complex nestled outside of New York City. The mall features an array of entertainment, including the Nickelodeon Universe theme park, Big Snow American Dream ski slopes, a 25,000-square foot “City Under the Sea”-themed aquarium and the DreamWorks Water Park. The ultimate luxury destination, The Avenue, features an […]

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What’s Up With LAVNCH: November Events

THE rAVe Agency has been busy planning and preparing tons of new LAVNCH & LEARNs and events. These events are educational and informative to help out both the new and experienced AV pros in our industry. From educational sessions on the newest tech to encouraging series on getting hired, we’ve got something for everyone. Let’s […]

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NETGEAR Details Newest Members to Its Partnership Program

NETGEAR added more than 35 ProAV manufacturers to its partner program since January 2020, bringing the total number to 56. As the world continues to adopt technologies such as audio, video and control over Ethernet as their delivery method of choice, NETGEAR and its partners are working together to pave the way for new and […]

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Top Tips for AV-over-IP Network Design From NETGEAR

On Tuesday, Nov. 9, experts from NETGEAR will sit down with Gary Kayye to share their best practices, tips and tricks for getting the most out of an AV-over-IP network. During the live, interactive LAVNCH & LEARN, attendees will learn how to select the right network switch for AV-over-IP installs and how to avoid pitfalls […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1052: Interested in the State of AV-over-IP? Here’s Why You Should Join My Next Webinar With Almo and NETGEAR

Get ready for my next webinar, “The State of the AV-over-IP Market,” presented by Almo Professional A/V on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. EDT. NETGEAR’s Cody Kleven sat down with me earlier to chat about the growing AV-over-IP market, the future of the technology in the ProAV space and the numerous opportunities AV integrators can […]

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NETGEAR’s ProAV Switches Now Function with Extron’s NAV Pro AV-Over-IP Products

NETGEAR announced another milestone for its M4250 and M4300 ProAV series switches. Extron has certified these switches to work with its NAV Series of Pro AV-over-IP products. NETGEAR designed the new M4250 series switches with a web interface and profiles to help integrators overcome the task of AV-over-IP switch configurations. The installer needs to only […]

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Marshall Electronics Partners with NETGEAR to Provide ProAA Network Switches

Marshall Electronics has partnered with NETGEAR to offer three of the company’s M4250 network switches for ProAV applications. The M4250’s PoE+/PoE++ capabilities are a fit for Marshall’s IP cameras and controllers, providing a way to set up IP camera/controller/switch solution for its customers. The three NETGEAR models that are part of the collaboration currently include […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 1010: Here’s a Live Video Demo of the New NETGEAR 1G AV-over-IP 4250 Series and Its Awesome UI

Gary was joined on this episode by NETGEAR’s Laurent Masia, who gave him a live video demo of how simple it is to configure the new NETGEAR M4250 Series of 1Gbps AV-over-IP switches. As you are probably aware, 1G is about 84% of the AV-over-IP market right now, so NETGEAR introduced the new M4250 Series to address […]

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Now Is the Right Time for AV-over-IP

By Eric Olson Almo Professional A/V AV-over-IP continues to pick up traction among integrators in the ProAV industry, but there are still quite a few that find themselves questioning if they should start implementing this technology. In fact, 45% of respondents in a 2019 industry survey revealed that they either do not embrace, or are […]

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NETGEAR Announces Availability of Two New 16-port Gigabit PoE+ Switches

NETGEAR announced the availability Tuesday of GS716TP and GS716TPP, two new 16-port Gigabit Ethernet PoE+ Smart Managed Pro Switches with two SFP Ports with optional cloud management and 180-watt and 300-watt Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) budgets respectively. According to NETGEAR, the 16 G GS716TP and GS716TPP Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switches are ideal for most advanced small […]

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NETGEAR’s M4300 Series Switches Are Crestron Certified for DM NVX

NETGEAR today announced the M4300 series switches are now officially Crestron certified for the DM NVX AV-over-IP solutions. NETGEAR has purposely configured the M4300 and new M4500 series switches to work out of the box for most AV-over-IP installations – and this is now the case for Crestron DM NVX endpoints as well. NETGEAR says […]

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ISE 2020: Black Box’s Doug Kuzma, SDVoE Alliance’s Justin Kennington Talk AV-Over-IP Training Tour

We already told you that the SDVoE Alliance is teaming up with Black Box and NETGEAR to sponsor a series of Design Partner Certification Live events >> register here for the tour. But just in case you need a refresher, the SDVoE Design Partner certification program teaches you how to take full advantage of the […]

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Black Box and NETGEAR to Sponsor SDVoE Design Partner Certification Events Worldwide

Black Box and NETGEAR are teaming up to sponsor a series of SDVoE Design Partner Certification Live events in cities around the world. The training program supports attendees in becoming consultants and designers who can guide integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high-performance AV network deployments. The training will provide […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 946: Eventually You Will Be a NETGEAR Dealer So…

Gary was joined by NETGEAR’s Product Marketing Manager, John Henkel, who talked about what NETGEAR will be doing at ISE 2020. NETGEAR trumps all other network switch companies right now in ProAV as they have a tear solely focused on ProAV systems — so much so that they will actually design AV-over-IP systems for you (for FREE) […]

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Savant Partners with NETGEAR to Offer Networking Solutions to Integrators

Savant has announced a partnership with NETGEAR to offer the full suite of the company’s networking solutions to technology integrators. This exclusive arrangement will make best-in-class products and services available to integrators. The partnership will enable both companies to improve efficiency for any job size while creating new opportunities by offering superior networking capabilities along […]

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USAV Adds Seven New Partners to Network

USAV today announced the addition of seven new partners to its network. The new partners include: Preferred Manufacturer Partners AtlasIED – A global electronics manufacturer providing comprehensive audio solutions for commercial, corporate, educational, healthcare, retail, transportation and government environments. AtlasIED combines engineering skills and service with a focus on solving present and future technology challenges. […]

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NETGEAR Now Has 10G and 100G AV-Over-IP Network Switches

NETGEAR just announced new additions to the M4300 line of switches, 16, 24 and 48-port 10 Gigabit models, previously debuted at InfoComm and aimed at the AV-over-IP market. Additionally, the new M4500 Series 100 Gigabit network switches have been added to the NETGEAR managed switch line. All of these new offerings are purpose built for […]

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Registration Opens for Fall Almo Pro AV E4 Experiences

Almo Pro AV today officially announced that registration is open for the Fall 2019 E4 Experiences, coming to the New York Metro Area on September 25 and Atlanta on October 15. Almo to offer AV courses and certifications worth CTS Renewal Units (RUs) to E4 Experience attendees thanks to their longstanding partnership with AVIXA. This […]

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