NETGEAR Partners with Panasonic for KAIROS SMPTE ST2110 Compatibility

NETGEAR® Inc. has revealed a groundbreaking interoperability collaboration with Panasonic Connect for the KAIROS IT/IP Platform, designed for live production. This partnership aims to provide advanced AV-over-IP solutions tailored to the broadcast and Pro AV industries, with a focus on flexibility, simplicity, and performance.

The KAIROS IT/IP Platform offers professionals unprecedented control over content delivery for various applications such as broadcast, large screen displays, and live streams. With the addition of ST 2110 to its existing baseband and streaming connectivity, KAIROS offers unmatched input/output flexibility, complemented by GPU/CPU processing capabilities. Its intuitive layer-based interface and robust content creation tools promise a seamless user experience, ensuring quick adaptation and efficient production workflows.

NETGEAR's M4250, M4300, M4350, and M4500 series managed switches stand out in the industry with their AV-centric interface. The innovative NETGEAR AV OS™ simplifies switch configurations by eliminating complex IT network jargon, offering a template-based approach instead. This streamlined workflow empowers integrators and installers to embark on projects confidently, knowing that network settings align perfectly with their desired workflows, thereby reducing setup time and enhancing overall efficiency.

The M4350 series exemplifies this simplicity by integrating enterprise-class hardware features such as redundant power supplies, Power over Ethernet (PoE) with up to 90W per port, ultra-quiet fans, and easy setup managed through the NETGEAR Engage™ Controller. Moreover, the revolutionary NETGEAR AV OS™ comes pre-configured with profiles for major audio, video, and lighting protocols, including AVB, Dante, AES67, NDI4/NDI5, NVX, and many more. Notably, SMPTE ST 2110 support is available on select models with 10G to 100G ports and PTP synchronization, further enhancing interoperability and performance.

Tod Musgrave, senior broadcast BDM at NETGEAR, emphasized the significance of this partnership in simplifying the transition from legacy to IP workflows for Broadcast Pro AV engineers, citing the Panasonic KAIROS system as an ideal platform to demonstrate their interoperability capabilities. Likewise, Kageyuki (Kenny) Fujimoto, lead manager of KAIROS Alliance Partners, expressed excitement about welcoming NETGEAR as a KAIROS alliance partner, highlighting the user-friendly design and template-based configurations of the M4350 series as potential catalysts for expanding SMPTE ST 2110 adoption in the video production market.

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