Kramer teams up with NETGEAR on AVoIP

Kramer has formed a global partnership with networking hardware specialist NETGEAR to deliver complete end-to-end solutions for AV over IP infrastructure and further accelerate Ethernet-based AV distribution in professional environments.

Kramer has made a long-term commitment to delivering audio and video over the IP network, with an extensive product range including encoders, decoders, transcoders, together with enterprise level management and control solutions.

Kramer’s offering now includes NETGEAR’s full range of data networking switches worldwide, giving customers a single point of contact for turnkey delivery of complete AV over IP solutions, optimized for their application.

This is ideal for large scale environments including both civil and military government applications for command and control rooms, education environments and corporate rollouts, ensuring future proofed, scalable and agile solutions that can continue to evolve with resolution, bandwidth and latency requirements.

Both Kramer and NETGEAR are founding members of the SDVoE Alliance, a consortium of technology providers who aim to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals, allowing software to define AV applications.

Aviv Ron, vice president of business development and strategy at Kramer explains: “Our partnership with NETGEAR allows us to offer a complete AV over IP systems in the most demanding environments and to be even more agile when bringing such solutions to market globally.”

He adds: “NETGEAR’s professionalism and dedication to AV over IP is unparalleled and we are thrilled to partner with them in this evolution.  Our customers and system integrators receive detailed system designs, on demand, within hours and together with NETGEAR, we support our customers throughout all stages of the solution development process. This enables us to offer cost-effective, high-performance AV networks, suitable for any need.”

Laurent Masia, director of product management for managed switches at NETGEAR adds: “Both companies are committed to providing a range of solutions that make incorporating AV over IP easier than ever in the Pro AV industry. NETGEAR welcomes the chance to work together and continue to listen to the Pro AV community to engineer products that delight our customers.”

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