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Black Box and NETGEAR to Sponsor SDVoE Design Partner Certification Live Events in Cities Worldwide


Black Box and NETGEAR team up to sponsor a series of SDVoE™ Design Partner Certification Live events in cities around the world.

ISE 2020, AMSTERDAM. — Feb. 11, 2020 — Black Box, a global information technology solutions provider; and NETGEAR, the leading provider of networking technology for small businesses, smart homes and online game play; are teaming up to sponsor a series of SDVoE™ Design Partner Certification Live events in cities around the world. The training program supports attendees in becoming consultants and designers who can guide integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high-performance AV network deployments. The training will provide a combination of practical tips, guidance for immediate application and inspiration for future projects.

“When you attend an SDVoE Design Partner Certification Live event, you’ll see firsthand how the teams at Black Box and NETGEAR use this incredible technology to provide high-performance AV and advanced matrix switching capabilities on a truly converged AV and IT network,” said Steve Harriman, senior vice president of global marketing at Black Box. “You’ll also learn how to take full advantage of the flexibility and scalability of Ethernet to deliver 4K video without compromise.”

“For 2020, the SDVoE Alliance set a goal to bring training from our free SDVoE Academy website into the real world. Black Box have jumped on the opportunity, and now they have the first certified SDVoE trainers outside of the SDVoE organization itself,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “I’m very excited to see NETGEAR working with Black Box to spread knowledge and experience with SDVoE technology to the entire AV market.”

“The exciting new world of audio-visual production relies heavily on networking technology, an area that is NETGEAR’s expertise,” said Laurent Masia, director, Product Line Management for NETGEAR. “We are thrilled to be included in the SDVoE Design Partner Certification event to speak to the capabilities of our network switches engineered for AV over IP.”

Led by certified SDVoE design consultants, the full-day training is designed to give attendees the knowledge to take advantage of all that SDVoE technology and AV over IP have to offer, particularly in comparison to traditional AV matrix switching. SDVoE Design Partner Certification also makes attendees eligible for one AVIXA CTS or CTS-D Renewal Unit.

The first training event is scheduled for February 25 in Atlanta, with more to follow in Munich, Chicago, Tokyo, San Juan and Dubai. More information and registration for these and subsequent events can be found at Additional dates and locations will be posted to this site as they are confirmed.

ISE 2020
SDVoE Alliance Stand 1-F40
NETGEAR Stand 15-U320
Black Box Stand 10-P155

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About the SDVoE Alliance
SDVoE™ is an initialism for “Software Defined Video over Ethernet.” The SDVoE Alliance® is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology allowing software to define AV applications. The alliance participates in tradeshows and conferences, publishes white papers and case studies and promotes SDVoE technology and solutions based on the technology to system integrators, designers and consultants. Training and installer certification are also part of the mandate. The SDVoE Alliance founding members are Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Semtech, Sony and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit or connect with us on Twitter @SDVoE and the SDVoE blog. SDVoE Alliance® is a registered trademark and SDVoE™ is a trademark of the SDVoE Alliance.

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 Investor Page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: Twitter, Facebook, Facebook for NETGEAR Business, Instagram and our blog at

©2020 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo and NETGEAR IGMP Plus are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.

About Black Box
Black Box is a leading digital edge solutions provider dedicated to helping organizations design, build, manage and secure their IT infrastructure. The company also designs and manufactures award-winning Pro AV, KVM, cabling, and networking products known for their advanced functionality, flawless performance, outstanding reliability and fail-safe security. Black Box delivers these end-to-end solutions through its global presence and approximately 2,500 team members. The world-class support and service provided by Black Box is as important to customers as the powerful products and solutions the company delivers. Black Box is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Networks. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at Follow the company on Twitter @BlackBox_ns.

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