Access Networks Adds Crestron NVX Video Over IP to Infrastructure Configurations
Access Networks is now offering pre-configured configurations for Crestron NVX deployments, giving integrators access to one of the most sought-after video distribution solutions on the market. Access Networks’ Core2 and Core3 custom-programmed networking solutions are now certified to work with Crestron's DM-NVX Series of AV over IP encoders/decoders.
"As we enter this new era of video distribution, integrators can deploy this next-generation system with confidence. Our partnership with Crestron ensures the homeowner will have the technology experience they demand and expect,” says Access Networks Founder and CEO Hagai Feiner. “We continually collaborate and innovate our network designs based on mutual feedback between the two companies."
The philosophy behind AV over IP is simple and truthfully not even that cutting-edge all things considered. But that is the simple beauty behind AV over IP and the flexibility it brings to a project. By leaning on network switches and 1-gigabit ethernet cables, upgrading infrastructure to support AV over IP almost makes it feel like a retrofit.
In theory, the Crestron DM-NVX system is infinitely scalable by nature of how it is transmitted over the system. That, of course, means it relies on a solid network infrastructure to transmit the content in a lag-free environment. And that's what makes this new offering so compelling. Just like HDBaseT, DM-NVX can deliver 4K60, 4:4:4, and HDR video while simultaneous decoding and scales video with all the network security from Access Networks.
Access Networks’ Core2 is a flat (or, layer-2) network core with a single IP scheme for the entire scope of the project. Core3 is a multiple-VLAN (or, layer-3) network with up to six pre-configured VLANs for network segmentation. Since all Ruckus ICX switches utilized in this system are capable of layer-3 functionality without the need for a hardware change, Access Networks is able to provide true layer-3 configurations more affordable than previous multiple-VLAN solutions.
“Leveraging the stability of our products, we worked to make sure the new Core system configurations when paired with the Crestron DM-NVX products, meet the high standards the industry has come to expect from both brands,” says Access Networks Technical Trainer Nathan Holmes. “By developing internal configuration standards, we know that when an integrator is deploying a network using Crestron DM-NVX, regardless of the integrator's level of networking expertise, our solution will ensure that the dedicated resources each device requires are available.”
As a Crestron I2P partner, Access Networks’ Core2 and Core3 products will work in lockstep with Crestron products to provide consistency in an increasingly complicated landscape of IP-based products that “ride” on the home network. To make it even easier, Access Networks Core systems also includes four years of support from its industry-leading team of certified support engineers, providing a future-ready solution as network requirements change over time.
“Crestron always and only partners with the best, and Access Networks certainly fits into that category. This partnership enhances our client’s options in providing a flawless Video solution over IP which in turn provides the most important portion of what Crestron wants to deliver, the best user experience by far” John Clancy, VP Residential.