Introducing Pakedge Zones
The secret to high performance AV networks is segmented traffic – grouping traffic that would otherwise conflict, bogging down network speeds, to their own specified traffic lanes. These lanes are called VLANs (Virtual Local Area Networks) – a useful way to separate network traffic and enhance network security. Traditionally, VLANs are difficult to configure and hard to apply consistently across the network.
A Better Way to Use VLANs
Pakedge Zones are designed to be an incredibly easy to use way of segmenting AV traffic into six pre-configured, easily identifiable zones. However, Pakedge Zones™ are more than just VLANs – they're a unified means of optimizing network performance across routers, switches, and access points by separating different types of traffic for performance.
Why Segmenting is important
Traffic segmentation ensures that different device and traffic types can co-exist on the network without interfering with one another. Traffic Segmentation puts different traffic types into their own “lanes” that can be given different priorities, ensuring that latency sensitive traffic – like streaming media and VoIP – is prioritized above less sensitive traffic for optimal performance.
Revolutionizing Network Setup
Connect+ Certified hardware is designed to take advantage of Pakedge Zones™ – easily passing zones throughout the entire network, no matter how many network devices are connected. Pakedge Zones™ setup can be completed in mere minutes for every device on the network – revolutionizing the process of network configuration.
Pakedge Zones are designed to wall off different traffic types to enhance performance. However, there are times when this approach can cause usability issues.
Zone Bonding allows users to easily access information on other Pakedge Zones™ from any device on the network. This approach allows, for example, users connected to the Zone 1 to access a video stream from Zone 2. This approach allows all of the benefits of separating network traffic into VLANs without the frustrating drawback of complete, rigidly segmented networking.
Pakedge Zones Enabled Products