Business Strategy
Channel Insights
Stay Connected
Acer America
Acer America Corp. is a computer manufacturer of business and consumer PCs, notebooks, ultrabooks, projectors, servers, and storage products.


333 West San Carlos Street
San Jose, California 95110
United States


ChannelPro Network Awards

hello 2
hello 3

Press Releases

September 8, 2020 | ChannelPro

Zyxel Partners with Professional Audio and Video Solution Provider ATEN to Offer Powerful End-to-End AV-over-IP Solution

Channel partners can now find greater scalability and easier installation from Zyxel’s specialized Networked AV mode on a portfolio of switches, ideal for sports events, video walls, restaurants, and control centers

Zyxel Networks, a leader in delivering secure, AI- and cloud-powered business and home networking solutions, today announced a partnership with ATEN, to introduce its new Networked AV element in switches, which boosts simplicity and efficiency for network partners. Drawing on its more than 30 years of professional networking expertise, Zyxel’s new offering provides VARs, system integrators and channel partners in the professional audio video (AV) industry with greater scalability and efficiency.

@ZyxelNews partners with ATEN to incorporate networked AV into GS2220 series #Gigabit #Ethernet switches. Distributing AV over IP technology provides greater scalability, longer distance, less cabling, and easier installation.

Tweet this

More and more AV systems are transforming from the traditional matrix switch infrastructure to industry standard IP-based technology to address the ever-growing diversity of AV-over-IP applications. This transition offers the potential for greater scalability, longer distance, less cabling, and easier installation thanks to IP-based technology. However, many businesses still find the path challenging due to a lack of familiarity with switch network settings.

Built from a powerful AV partnership network

Zyxel Networks has partnered with the leader in the AV industry: ATEN, a leader of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions. The partnership between the two leading brands ensures smooth integration of network system design and delivers an interoperable and reliable total AV-over-IP solution.

Streamline management with a tailor-made networked AV mode

To expand the wide reach of various network applications, the specially-designed Networked AV mode includes a tailor-made setup wizard to address the most utilized features for a network when using streaming services. This is accompanied by the new Networked AV dashboard – which presents the most useful elements including port, system and bandwidth, as well as power usage – meaning users can instantly view the current network status to maintain and configure the switch with ease.

“Transitioning to AV-over-IP technology provides a host performance-enhancing and cost-reducing benefits for professionals in the A/V industry, but troubleshooting issues caused by improper network configuration can be difficult and can lead to customer dissatisfaction,” explained Tri Nguyen, Market Development Manager at Zyxel Networks. “The custom networked AV mode incorporated into our switch portfolio eliminates the configuration challenges to provide an easy-to-use, stable network solution that is ideal for use in classrooms, sports bars and control center video wall displays. Partnering with AV specialist ATEN enables us to bring to market a solution that enables our channel partners to expand their services into the AV-over-IP segment.”

“ATEN is a Pro AV and IT solution provider with excellent integration experience,” said Nicholas Lin, ATEN’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Global Marketing. “Together with Zyxel, a professional Ethernet switch provider with profound knowledge in IP multicasting for various applications, we can deliver a top-quality, high-definition audio and video experience with professional guidance to reduce the efforts required for integration.”

The Networked AV mode is available in the GS2220 series GbE Layer 2 managed switches, starting from firmware v4.70, released in September, and will become available in the XGS2210 series later this year. Find out more about the Zyxel Networked AV mode at

About Zyxel:

Zyxel, a pioneer in IP technology for over two decades and trusted brand for over 30 years, provides a complete portfolio of multi-service LTE, fiber and DSL broadband gateways, home connectivity solutions, smart home devices and enterprise-class Ethernet switches, security and Wi-Fi equipment for small to mid-size businesses. Zyxel offers integrated, interoperable network solutions based on open standards. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Zyxel offers its partners service-rich solutions backed by a domestic team of logistic, sales, and technical support professionals.


Media Contacts:

Ken Hagihara, APR, Fellow PRSA, MCM
Media Relations Representative for Zyxel
Integrity Public Relations, Inc.
949-768-4423 ext. 101

Editor’s Choice

ChannelPro LIVE: Baltimore Builds MSP Relationships, AI Wows Them

May 17, 2024 |

The day-and-a-half event at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Pikesville, MD, featured business-enhancing educational sessions, networking opportunities, and a detailed look at cutting edge technology from leading vendors.

Verizon’s Strategic Vision for MSPs: A Conversation with Channel Chief Mark Tina

May 15, 2024 |

Verizon seeks to build relationships with IT services providers based on partnership, innovation, and support.

Deepfakes + Generative AI = Major Problems for Business

May 14, 2024 |

Deepfakes that can’t be distinguished from reality threaten to shatter the fundamental hierarchy of human trust and impact businesses.

Related News

Growing the MSP

Explore ChannelPro


Reach Our Audience