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ATEN Announces AV over IP Cooperation with Zyxel

Providing an innovative solution for Networked AV architecture with both high scalability and cost-effectiveness

Taipei, Taiwan (September 8, 2020)
– ATEN International, the leading provider of AV/IT connectivity and management solutions, today announces partnership with Zyxel Networks, a leader in delivering secure, AI- and cloud-powered business and home networking solutions, to extend the usability of AV over IP (Audiovisual over Internet Protocol) products. This partnership integrates the profound strengths accumulated by the two parties in the professional audio-visual and network industries for many years, and provides Networked AV architecture with increased scope for higher scalability and flexibility, simpler operations, and cost-saving innovations.

AV over IP uses standard network equipment to transmit and switch video and audio signals, similar to the IoT concept of the IT industry. It has become particularly popular in recent years due to its breakthrough distance limit, high scalability and cost-effectiveness. According to Futuresource Consulting(*), shipments of AV over IP encoders/decoders are to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 63.3% from 2016 to 2021; it is evident that more and more AV systems are transforming from their traditional infrastructure to AV over IP technology.

“ATEN has been actively expanding the AV over IP market in recent years, continuing to strengthen its R&D capabilities in the professional AV market, providing customers with Networked AV solutions with high scalability, flexibility and simplified IP settings. In the near future, it will also launch innovative Networked AV solutions with PoE/PoH (Power over Ethernet/HDBaseT), which can help customers greatly simplify the deployment process and save costs. ” said Nicholas Lin, ATEN’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development and Global Marketing Division. 

“In addition to the continuous enhancement of our own R&D capabilities, we are also working hard to establish cooperative relations with our solution partners to jointly promote the AV over IP market. Zyxel Networks is a leading brand of Ethernet switches and has profound expertise in various IP multicast applications. Together with Zyxel, we can further assist IT and AV system integrators and channel partners to reduce the efforts required for integration and lower the barriers to entry into Networked AV architecture, create a standard and stable IP environment, as well as deliver a top-quality, audio and video experience.” Nicholas added.

“Challenges to the transition to AV-over-IP generated from network misconfiguration can often impact a user’s viewing experience and usually require substantial effort to troubleshoot. Zyxel’s tailor-made Networked AV mode in its Ethernet Switch aims to overcome these challenges and provide an easy and stable network solution, from classrooms to sports bars and control center video wall displays. Supported by our strong partnership with AV/IT specialist ATEN, Zyxel Networks wants to become the primary networking choice for both of our channel partners when delivering AV-over-IP services,” said Crowley Wu, Vice President of Zyxel’s Networking SBU.


With the integration of Zyxel’s Networked AV Solutions and ATEN’s 4K KVM over IP matrix system and 4K HDMI over IP extenders, system integrators and partners will be able to more smoothly facilitate the installation process to increase efficiency.


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*Source: https://www.futuresource-consulting.com/reports/categories/pro-av/signal-distribution/av-over-ip/

About ATEN

ATEN International Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 6277), established in 1979, is the leading provider of IT connectivity and management solutions. Offering integrated KVM, Professional Audiovisual, and Intelligent Power solutions, ATEN products connect, manage, and optimize electronics in corporate, government, industrial, educational, and retail environments. ATEN has 640+ issued international patents and a global R&D team that produces a constant stream of innovative solutions, resulting in a comprehensive portfolio of products available worldwide.


Headquartered in Taiwan, ATEN International Co., Ltd. has grown to include subsidiaries and regional offices in China, Japan, Korea, Belgium, Australia, the U.S., the U.K., Russia, Turkey, Poland, India, and Romania – with R&D centers in Taiwan, China, and Canada. 


For more information about ATEN, please visit www.aten.com.

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