Shure Partners With NETGEAR On AV Switches

Two entities worked closely to streamline deployment of Microflex Ecosystem products with AV Line M4250 switches, and the switches split network traffic for Dante audio and Shure control traffic.
NETGEAR AV Line M4250 switches offer improved integration capabilities with Shure Microflex Ecosystem products.

Shure announced that it has teamed up with NETGEAR to deliver improved integration capabilities when installing Shure Microflex Ecosystem products with NETGEAR AV Line M4250 switches.

Specifically, AV Line M4250 switches offer a new browser-based user interface designed to enable key network settings as well as selectable profiles devices, and a front panel with various mounting options. The M4250 switches now come pre-installed with two Shure profiles to optimize switch settings and customize VLANs for control and audio when deploying Microflex Ecosystem devices. In addition, the switches split network traffic for Dante audio and Shure control traffic.

Shure and NETGEAR worked closely on the custom profile for the AV Line M4250 series, and Shure states that all compatible Microflex Ecosystem devices were rigorously tested, including MXA920 and MXA910 ceiling array microphones, MXA710 linear array mic, MXA310 table array mic, IntelliMix P300 conferencing processor, ANIUSB-MATRIX USB audio network interface, MXN5W-C networked loudspeaker, and MXA network mute button.

“We understand integrators’ and customers’ time is valuable,” says Chad Wiggins, associate vice president of Global Product Management and Innovation at Shure. “By working with NETGEAR, users who install Microflex Ecosystem products in conference rooms on an enterprise network can deploy our solutions faster than ever. Shure is committed to continuing optimal compatibility for the M4250 line and improving the overall experience for every user.”

NETGEAR also provides customers with a lifetime warranty, responsive technical support and next business day replacements, along with dedicated support for networking issues. The NETGEAR engineering services team also offers free Network Design services and installation support.

“NETGEAR has continued to recognize the evolution taking place in the pro AV world and specifically the advancements in AV-over-IP installations that are changing what is possible in our industry,” says Laurent Masia, director of product line management for managed switches at NETGEAR. “We are pleased to be working with a market leader like Shure to make installations as simple and seamless as possible.”

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