Zyxel Networks, a leader in delivering secure, AI- and cloud-powered business and home networking solutions announced their partnership with Wyrestorm, a leading innovator in AV over IP, HDBaseT and HDMI technologies to enable AV system designers and integrators evolve more powerful AV over IP solutions for their clients.

Wyresorm has recently extended their AV over IP line with the H.265 NetworkHD 110’s while Zyxel’s recent launch of 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 over 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“IoT not only cut costs for end-users but it also enables a decrease in costs for solution providers. At Zyxel, we are recognizing the potential of IoT in AV and with this partnership we aim to provide the cost efficient, optimized solutions to the end users,” Gary Chen, Managing Director, Zyxel India, said. “We welcome this partnership with Wyrestorm and look forward for the long-term alliance”.

Says Andy Herron, Director of Product Development of WyreStorm: “We’ve partnered with Zyxel because their products match WyreStorm’s vision to offer powerful, reliable and simple solutions to the A/V industry.”

“With Zyxel switches as the backbone for NetworkHD distribution, you’ll experience tried and true performance and dependability,” he said. “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 is available for its XS3800-28 10 Gigabit Layer 3 Aggregation Switch.