PITTSBURGH, PA – June 3, 2021 – Black Box, a global information technology solutions provider, is teaming up with NETGEAR, the leading provider of networking technology for small businesses, smart homes and online game play, to sponsor an online SDVoE™ Design Partner Certification Live event to be hosted on both June 10 and June 16. The professionally produced training program will guide participants in becoming consultants and designers who can advise integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high-performance AV network deployments. Participants will gain practical tips, guidance for immediate application and inspiration for future projects.

“Black Box has taken full advantage of training from the free SDVoE Academy website, not just to educate and certify SDVoE trainers internally, but also to spread the word and empower others to work with SDVoE technology,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “It’s great to see NETGEAR and Black Box working together again to bring this event to the AV market.”

Led by certified SDVoE design consultants, the 3-hour online live virtual 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 interactive virtual online format for our SDVoE Design Partner Certification Live event makes it easier than ever to learn how the pros 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 Doug Kuzma, vice president, product management and solutions at Black Box.

“Networking technology plays a vital role in modern AV production, and our expertise in this area makes NETGEAR a natural fit for this SDVoE Design Partner Certification Live event,” said Laurent Masia, director, product line management for NETGEAR. “We are proud to be sponsoring this event and look forward to highlighting the capabilities of our network switches engineered for AV over IP.”

The training will take place on June 10 and June 16 to accommodate different time zones. More information is available at https://www.blackbox.com/en-us/events/sdvoe-design-partner-certification-live.

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 sdvoe.org 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.

About NETGEAR
Since 1996, NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has been the innovative leader in connecting the world to the internet with advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses and service providers around the world. As staying connected has become more important than ever, NETGEAR delivers award-winning network solutions for remote work, distance learning, UHD streaming, online game play and more. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to providing a range of connected solutions from easy-to-use high-performance Orbi Mesh WiFi systems, the Nighthawk portfolio of WiFi routers, cable modems and mobile wireless, cloud-based subscription services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products and video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications.

The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe. More at NETGEAR.com.

About Black Box
Black Box has been a world-leading provider of premier IT infrastructure solutions for more than 45 years. Today, the company continues to design and manufacture award-winning pro AV, KVM, cabling and networking products known for their advanced functionality, flawless performance, outstanding reliability and fail-safe security. Black Box solutions are used every day in government, education, commercial enterprises and any other organization that requires the utmost quality and performance from its IT infrastructure.

In addition to creating industry-leading products, Black Box demonstrates every day a complete commitment to providing its customers with the industry’s best technical support and service. The award-winning dedicated support staff at Black Box works around the clock to ensure that customers’ systems are always up and running optimally. The world-class support and service provided by Black Box is as important to the successful IT, communications and business operations of customers as the powerful products and solutions the company delivers.

Black Box is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Networks Limited. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at www.blackbox.com.