rAVe [TV] — Episode 127.3: Day Three LIVE at CEDIA Expo/Commercial Integrator Expo 2023

September 9, 2023

Here’s our final episode of rAVe [TV] during CEDIA Expo/Commercial Integrator Expo 2023. On this episode, our guests include Jason McGraw, Group Vice President, CEDIA Expo, Commercial Integrator Expo and KBIS, Emerald, John Henkel, Director of SMB Product Marketing, NETGEAR and Chuck Espinoza, Global Education Director, Aurora Multimedia. We talk about the final show floor […]

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NETGEAR Launches PR460X Pro Router

August 23, 2023

NETGEAR is launching the newest addition to complete NETGEAR’s Total Network Solution Ecosystem for residential installers — the PR460X — a 10G/Multi-Gigabit Dual WAN Pro Router with Insight Remote Cloud Management. The PR460X router was designed exclusively for residential and commercial installation projects in mind, and to bundle with NETGEAR Pro WiFi Access Points and […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1263: NETGEAR Details CEDIA Expo CIX 2023 Plans

August 10, 2023

On my latest episode of Rants & rAVes, NETGEAR’s director of product marketing, John Henkel, joins not only to detail what you can expect in its booth (#3547) at the upcoming CEDIA Expo and CIX show but also to offer information on educational classes for you to learn more. Register for the classes here and […]

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Lumens Digital Optics Announces Interoperability With NETGEAR AV Switches

August 7, 2023

Lumens Digital Optics Inc. has announced interoperability with NETGEAR AV switches, enabling “easier deployment of AV devices over IP networks.” NETGEAR and Lumens have certified the M4250 and M4300 series switches to work with IP-connected Lumens products, including models that leverage NDI|HX, high bandwidth NDI and Dante AV-H standards. Using NETGEAR Engage, which is built […]

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Empowering Connectivity: HDTV Supply Expands Product Offering to Include Netgear Networking Products

August 1, 2023

HDTV Supply, a leading provider of cutting-edge audio-video solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of its product offerings to include a wide range of Netgear Networking Products. With this strategic partnership, HDTV Supply is further solidifying its commitment to providing customers with comprehensive solutions that enable seamless connectivity and networking for both residential and […]

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NETGEAR AV Debuts New 4350 Series Switches for AV-over-IP Installs

June 8, 2023

NETGEAR Pro AV just debuted the M4350 series of fully managed AV switches. Designed for even the most demanding AV-over-IP installations of up to thousands of endpoints, the M4350 series combines enterprise-class hardware with the simplicity of out-of-the-box multicast functionality and profile-based configuration. The M4350 series features redundant power supply options, PoE++, larger switching fabrics, […]

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Visionary Partners With NETGEAR to Introduce Custom Profile for AV-over-IP Endpoints

June 8, 2023

Visionary and NETGEAR have partnered to provide integrators with a custom profile for Visionary’s AV-over-IP endpoints in NETGEAR’s line of professional AV-enabled switches. With this enhancement, NETGEAR’s switches can now automatically recognize Visionary devices as soon as they are connected, simplifying the configuration process and offering a plug-and-play experience to the end users. This integration […]

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NETGEAR Will Prove to Be AV-over-IP Glue at InfoComm 2023

June 6, 2023

NETGEAR AV has likely done more to accelerate AV-over-IP than any other company in the past 18 months. It started with the world’s first network switch designed from the ground up for SDVoE’s 10G ecosystem and has expanded to include three different families of AV-centered network switches: the M4300 Series, the M4250 Series and the […]

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Rants & rAVes — Episode 1215: At InfoComm 2023, WyreStorm Will Be All About Partnerships, In-Person Education and New Products

May 4, 2023

WyreStorm will use its booth (#3515) at InfoComm 2023 to show you how it has become a complete ecosystem producer at every signal routing and distribution level. I mean everything from HDBaseT to AV-over-IP — from streaming to 10G (and everything in-between), Wyrestorm can. In fact, if you watch this videocast, you’ll see and hear […]

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Utelogy Corporation Partners With NETGEAR to Expand Utelligence Program

April 11, 2023

Utelogy Corporation has announced the expansion of its Utelligence Program for AV and UC Device Standardization with support for NETGEAR AV Line Managed Switches. This strategic partnership with NETGEAR, a respected manufacturer of AV-over-IP switches, offers end-user customers, integrators and Managed Service Providers a range of benefits. Through this partnership, Utelogy users can expect “seamless […]

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NETGEAR on Sustainability in 2023

April 4, 2023

In honor of Earth Day 2023, rAVe [PUBS] has partnered with Commercial Integrator to explore sustainability in ProAV. We sat down with Richard Jonker of NETGEAR to discuss the company’s sustainability efforts in 2023. rAVe: Tell us why your company is passionate about sustainability. RICHARD JONKER: NETGEAR is committed to providing our customers with high-quality products […]

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How Can We Make ProAV More Sustainable? Find Out on April 20

April 3, 2023

Sustainability is critical to the future of the world — and the world of ProAV. On Thursday, April 20, Commercial Integrator and rAVe [PUBS] have partnered on a LAVNCH & LEARN titled “Sustainability & AV” where industry leaders will gather to chat about their company’s sustainability initiatives and to share actionable tips on becoming carbon neutral. […]

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NETGEAR Releases Biamp-Enabled NMS-NG10GPX-AVB switch

April 3, 2023

Biamp has partnered with NETGEAR to deliver a Biamp-enabled NMS-NG10GPX-AVB switch, designed to make the deployment process of Cambridge Qt X sound masking solutions as easy as possible. With Biamp’s pre-configured setup, you can plug in and start using Qt X right away as Biamp says it’s optimized the system right out of the box […]

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

January 22, 2023

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!

January 17, 2023

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

January 1, 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

December 20, 2022

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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rAVe [TV] Episode 77.1 – Day 1 LIVE at CEDIA Expo 22

September 30, 2022

You read that right! We’re coming at you LIVE from CEDIA Expo 2022! We have some great interviews with Hank Alexander of HTSN, John Henkel of NETGEAR and CEDIA Expo’s very own Jason McGraw. We also feature a show floor tour from Gary Kayye so give this a watch to get a feel for what […]

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NETGEAR Launches Two Residential Access Points at CEDIA Expo 2022

September 28, 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

September 23, 2022

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

September 15, 2022

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

August 29, 2022

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

June 24, 2022

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

April 26, 2022

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

April 20, 2022

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

April 4, 2022

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!

March 16, 2022

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

February 8, 2022

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

November 16, 2021

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

November 9, 2021

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

October 28, 2021

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

October 22, 2021

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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