IGMP and the Quirky Querier

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By Erik Indresøvde AV Target Network configuration is a key consideration when deploying AV over IP, so if you’re in the AV industry, you should probably familiarize yourself with the terms “Multicast“and “IGMP” sooner rather than later. Multicast is basically a group communication where a single stream of data is addressed to a group of […]

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Luxul Self-Healing Switches Debut

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Luxul today announced “self-healing” capability for select managed network switches. Available via a free upgrade to firmware version 4.1.1 or greater, the new functionality offers integrators two new features — auto-recovery and power scheduling. Luxul’s self-healing capability is currently available on the company’s 12-port/8 PoE+ AMS-1208P, 26-port/24 PoE+ stackable L2/L3 AMS-4424P, 26-port/24 PoE+ AMS-2624P, 26-port/24 […]

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New Q-SYS Networking Switches Compete with NETGEAR’s M4300 Series for AV-over-IP Networks

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QSC introduces new Q-SYS Networking Solutions, including Q-SYS NS Series network switches and networking resources aimed at integrators doing AV-over-IP. Prior to this, the only purpose-built AV-over-IP was from NETGEAR in the form the M4300 Series. QSC’s Q-SYS NS Series is a range of enterprise-grade, manageable 1/10GbE network switches that are pre-configured for the Q-SYS […]

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Extron Ships Industry’s First Control Processor With AV LAN Ports and PoE+ 

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In a move to, no doubt, be watched by both Luxul and Pakedge, Extron’s new IPCP Pro 360 is a control processor with three dedicated AV LAN ports and one standard Ethernet port. The control processor provides PoE+ to external devices, eliminating the need for additional power supplies. It features security standards and Gigabit Ethernet ports, which ensure compatibility with multiple […]

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Next AVnu-Certified Switches Hit the Market

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Extreme Networks and AVnu Alliance are announcing a new series of AVnu-certified AVB switches. The Extreme Networks Summit X460 Series of stackable switches has passed all testing for certification and will now bear the AVnu-certified Logo. AVnu Alliance says they have built comprehensive testing requirements for products based on the market requirements and they claim […]

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