Bang & Olufsen America appointed home A/V networking specialist Pakedge Device & Softwareas one of its official preferred network providers, effective as of September 2014. Under the partnership, Pakedge will offer three pre-configured, out-of-the-box bundles, based on its Connect+ platform to meet Bang & Olufsen specifications. Each bundle is a set of carefully integrated system of switches, routers, wireless and software technologies, designed specifically to work with each other to deliver seamless, scalable, and reliable multimedia networking performance. Available nationwide in Bang & Olufsen North American showrooms, the integrated wired and wireless Pakedge system unifies the customer’s B&O components, digital devices, and favorite online services for a premium connected experience at home.
“As Bang & Olufsen has been pioneering home integration for over three decades, we feel Pakedge Device & Software solutions further complements our approach to intelligent home automation and intuitive operation,” states Henrik Torp Nielsen, director of B&O professional, custom installation and integration.
“We are excited to be selected as one of Bang & Olufsen’s preferred provider of network products,” says Victor Pak president and CEO of Pakedge. “We are honored Bang & Olufsen has chosen Pakedge, as a robust network infrastructure plays a critical role in enabling the connected experience in today’s smart homes. We realize that a connected lifestyle is no longer a luxury, but a necessity whether one is at work, at home or on the go. Our offering is a perfect fit for Bang & Olufsen customers who have come to demand and rely on a premium A/V experience. It’s a great brand fit that will benefit both our organizations.”
The following three Pakedge bundles are now available to Bang & Olufsen:
Bundle One – Essential
A wired and wireless networking bundle that comprises of the Pakedge RE-1 4-port router, the S8P4e 8-port switch (with 4 power over Ethernet ports), and the W7 dual band, high power wireless access point. It is ideal for homes requiring up to ten wired “plug and play” connections, four of which can be used to supply power to compatible devices such as cameras or touch panels.
Bundle Two – Advanced
A wired and wireless networking bundle that comprises of the Pakedge K60D 7-port router, the S24P8av 24-port switch (with 8 power over Ethernet ports), and the W7 dual band, high power wireless access point. It is ideal for homes with a large number of devices that have complex integration needs and require traffic management, prioritization, and segmentation for a high-end experience.
Bundle Three – Prestige
A wired and wireless networking bundle that comprises of the Pakedge K60D seven port router, the S24P8av twenty-four port switch, the W7 dual band, high power wireless access point and the BakPak Cloud Management System. The Pakedge Prestige system combines a high performance network with a real-time monitoring, management and maintenance service for assured connectivity and customer peace of mind.
More details on Pakedge are available at www.pakedge.com.