Amsterdam, Netherlands | 27 March 2023
NETGEAR joins GPA’s Global Partner Program
strengthening the global deployment of AV-over-IP technology.
GPA, the world’s largest AV systems integrator, is pleased to announce that NETGEAR has joined the GPA Global Partner Program. GPA and NETGEAR will collaborate to evolve NETGEAR solutions and how they interact with other AV over IP equipment.
For customers, this will shorten the deployment schedule, increase the capability to remotely manage networks of AV and UC equipment, and accelerate fault diagnosis and resolution. These are all key benefits to enterprise customers, reducing the cost and downtime of unified communications and collaboration spaces. With NETGEAR’s global support network, GPA’s global customers can trust in the reliability and support response from this partnership across all six continents.
“NETGEAR has an excellent reputation among GPA teams for reliable, easy to install and manage AVoIP networking solutions,” commented Mike Stead, GPA’s Director of Global Partnerships. “NETGEAR’s relationship with many key GPA Partners and the work they put in to ensuring interoperability translates into reduced setup times at install, fast support ticket resolution, and overall a highly reliable customer experience. GPA customers will benefit from a deepened partnership with NETGEAR over the coming years.”
NETGEAR has been developing commercial network equipment for over 25 years and has become a market leading switch manufacturer for AV-over-IP over the past years. With the AV Line series of network switches, NETGEAR has reduced common installation frictions with pre-set profiles for AV-over-IP protocols, from one-room setups to very large AV networks with thousands of endpoints. Using NETGEAR’s intuitive and powerful programming interfaces, GPA can connect quickly with the available profiles from over 200 industry-leading AV manufacturers.
“We are excited to join forces with GPA,” said Laurent Masia, director of product line management for managed switches at NETGEAR. “We both recognize the evolution taking place in the Pro AV world and the advancements in AV-over-IP installations that are changing what is possible. We look forward to delivering seamless, reliable connectivity and superior product performance together.”
Together, GPA’s and NETGEAR’s teams will closer work to deliver the highest reliability and best AV user experience so that that our customers can focus on more strategic collaboration and communication and spend, and reduce their efforts spent managing AV and IT
technology and fault-finding.
NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses, and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products, video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and performance gaming routers to enhance online game play. The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe.
More information is available from the NETGEAR Press Room or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and the NETGEAR blog at NETGEAR.com.
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