Zyxel and ATEN work together to deliver even better multicast video

Zyxel and ATEN work together to deliver even better multicast video

When used in Networked AV mode, together with ATEN’s video extenders, Zyxel’s switches provide excellent performance for multicast environments, as Luke Harley, Switching Market Development Manager EMEA at Zyxel, explains.

Over the years, Zyxel has been quite successful in the leisure and hospitality sector, both with our WiFi and our networking solutions. For quite some time, we have designed devices with features that are suited to being deployed in hotel lobbies, shops, cafes, bars, or restaurants – both for indoor and outdoor use.

One specific requirement that many of these businesses have is for multicast video. And as video has now moved well and truly into the high-definition era, that has put more strain on network bandwidth. It was this growing customer requirement that drove us to develop the Networked AV mode that is now available on a number of Zyxel switches.

This delivers highly efficient performance for multicast video environments, in which video and other rich content is being pushed out to multiple screens – either for in-room TV services or digital signage.

Perfect harmony

Network AB mode is an extremely effective and popular feature and we have now added even more AV capability by teaming-up with ATEN, the experts in video and KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) extender solutions. Our technical teams have worked together to ensure that our solutions work really well together.

This means that when Zyxel switches, such as the GS2220 and XGS2210, are used with ATEN’s KE series of IP KVM video extenders, they will deliver optimum performance. With the multi-gigabit capabilities of our switches, and the smooth, high-quality 4K video support that the ATEN KE series provides, working in perfect harmony, you can be sure of getting the best multicast performance across large areas, such as an entire hotel, leisure, or retail complex.

If you would like to know more about the simple, effective, and affordable multicast video solutions that Zyxel and ATEN solutions can deliver when used together, please get in touch with your local Zyxel office or trusted partner.