Netgear has announced that its M4300 series switches are now officially Crestron certified. Crestron provides a rigid certification program to ensure customers encounter a high level of interoperability and reliability with its Crestron DM NVX AV-over-IP solution.
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Netgear has configured the M4300 and new M4500 series switches to work out of the box for most AV-over-IP installations—and this is the case for Crestron DM NVX endpoints as well. Most other network switches on the Crestron Certified list require a configuration file to function properly. The certified M4300 switches are preconfigured and require no other setup to work with the Crestron DM NVX encoders and decoders. The result is less time spent configuring the switch and more time to focus on the other parts of the installation.
“The certification of our robust M4300 switches by such a leader in this industry is a fantastic validation of the work Netgear is doing in the pro AV market,” said Laurent Masia, director of product line management for managed switches. “Our customers have been asking for this Crestron DM NVX certification and we are very happy to officially be a part of such a great solution.”
“Crestron solutions and the third-party devices that work with them always go through rigorous testing to ensure they are 100-percent compatible, integrated solutions that meet Crestron’s strict policy for quality and end-user deployment requirements,” said Bob Bavolacco, Crestron’s director of technology partnerships. “The certification of Netgear’s M4300 is no exception to this, and benefits the integrator by providing a seamless, compatible switching solution that is 100-percent compatible with Crestron’s DM NVX endpoints.”
The M4300 series switches are engineered for AV-over-IP installations and offer a variety of models for various port count and connection type requirements. They can also be stacked allowing for future expansion needs. Netgear IGMP Plus enables multicasting with Zero Touch network configuration out of the box without flooding the network. The M4300 includes a number of other features including PoE+, IGMPv3, IGMP snooping, IGMP Fast-leave, and a non-blocking backplane for proper multicasting of any type of AV-over-IP protocol.
From conference rooms to college campuses, the Netgear M4300 and Crestron DM NVX combination has already been proven around the world. This certification opens the door to installations such as conference rooms, active learning, huddle spaces, digital signage, high-end residential, and many more.