Zyxel partners with AV manufacturer WyreStorm to offer powerful end-to-end AV over IP solution

Partnership allows channel partners to set up AV over IP with simplicity and ease


Hsinchu, Taiwan, 15 March 2021—Zyxel Networks, a leader in delivering secure, AI- and cloud-powered business and home networking solutions, today announced a partnership with WyreStorm, a leading innovator in AV over IP, HDBaseT and HDMI technologies, who have recently extended their AV over IP line with the H.265 NetworkHD 110’s.

Zyxel’s recent launch of its Networked AV element across many of its switch families has boosted the simplicity and efficiency with which network partners like WyreStorm can offer AV system on a wide range of installations with uncompromising network streaming performance. Drawing on its more than 30 years of networking expertise, Zyxel’s new offering provides VARs, system integrators and channel partners in the AV industry with greater scalability and efficiency.

Although the migration path from HDMI-based technology to networked-based AV is not overly complex, installers without networking experience often find it challenging to deal with the dozens of network protocols on network switches. This results in interrupted streaming services for what would otherwise be a perfect streaming experience. That’s where Zyxel’s latest Networked AV mode comes in. Its simplified installation wizard makes these problems a thing of the past by setting up the entire AV over IP network in mere minutes.

WyreStorm: Powerful, Reliable, Simple™

WyreStorm are experts in providing professional distribution technologies services for AV applications that extend beyond HDMI-based technology. Their NetworkHD AV over IP product line offers an array of technologies, ranging from low-bandwidth H.265 streaming to JPEG2000 4K over IP to zero-latency 10GbE streaming services.

The partnership opens access to Zyxel’s complete portfolio of network switches with Networked AV mode, letting WyreStorm simplify the installation process and ensure seamless interoperability with smooth streaming performance.

Streamline management with a tailor-made Networked AV mode

To simplify network switch installation for AV over IP, whether for one or multiple switches, Zyxel’s specialized Networked AV mode integrates all the most frequently used features that are necessary to complete the job. In addition to the intuitive setup wizard, switch port and system information, bandwidth utilization and power usage status are all graphically displayed on a single tailor-made dashboard for network administrators to manage with ease.

“Zyxel aims to provide high-performance network switches for new applications, and the process of such a transition to an IP-based network should be simple and efficient,” said Crowley Wu, Vice President of Zyxel’s Networking SBU. “Our tailor-made Networked AV mode simplifies the complexity of setting up an IP multicast network and minimizes the configuration effort for partners like WyreStorm to offer Zyxel switches when they need to deliver a reliable AV over IP solution.”

“We’ve partnered with Zyxel because their products match WyreStorm’s vision to offer Power, Reliable and Simple solutions to the A/V industry,” Andy Herron, Director of Product Development of WyreStorm, said. “With Zyxel switches as the backbone for NetworkHD distribution, you’ll experience tried and true performance and dependability. The addition of the new Networked AV mode is a game changer for setup and configuration. It allows an integrator to have an operational NetworkHD system in minutes.”

Zyxel’s Networked AV mode is available for its XGS2210 series GbE Layer 3 Access switches starting from firmware v4.70, released in February, and will become available for its XS3800-28 10 Gigabit Layer 3 Aggregation Switch in March. Find out more about Networked AV mode at https://www.zyxel.com/solutions/Networked-AV-Solution-20200821-989148.shtml

About Zyxel Networks
Zyxel has been getting business and home users online for over 30 years, relying since Day 1 on innovation and customer-centric service. In 1989, this meant analog modems. Today, it means using AI and the cloud to deliver rapid, reliable, and secure networking solutions for business and home users.

Zyxel is a global force in the communications market with an unrivalled international presence that include:

-    150 markets served
-    1,000,000 businesses working smarter with Zyxel solutions
-    100 million devices creating global connections

We’re building the networks of tomorrow, unlocking potential, and meeting the needs of the modern workplace—powering people at work, play, and life.

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