Fast and Easy Network Setup in Just 15 Minutes – The Power of the Connect+ Platform.

November 02, 2015

High Performance Networks that Optimize Traffic and are Easy to Setup

A year ago, Pakedge unveiled it’s vision for the next generation AV network. Called the Pakedge Connect+ platform, it is comprised of Pakedge hardware and select 3rd party devices that are overlaid with a layer of software intelligence that interconnect the hardware to optimize performance and ease of use.

In 2015, this vision became a reality through a series of consecutive product releases – the RE2 router in January, the WK  access points in May, the SX switches and BakPak 3.0 in June. In the second half of 2015, we continued with the launch of the SK series of switches in July and the WX series of wireless access points in October. We will close out 2015 with the RK1 router and WK2 (wireless access point) product releases.

At the 2015 CEDIA Expo, we showcased one tiny, but powerful real life example of what a network platform can do – setting up a complex high performance network in just a few minutes. With this one example, we showed the power of the platform:

  • End to end integration of protocols, processes, and intelligence across multiple devices,
  • Automated implementation and consistent application of these throughout the network
  • Complex processes masked by intelligence, engineering, integration and automation

We chose the network setup with virtual local area networks (VLANs) as our showcase demo because it is relevant to both our dealers and their customers. One of the secrets to a high performance AV network is the use of VLANs to segment the different types of network traffic. But many dealers shy away from specifying and using VLANs because they are hard to setup correctly and apply consistently across the network. Using Pakedge Zones, enabled through the Connect+ platform, Pakedge has provided dealers with a foolproof and automated way to segment traffic for high performance AV networking, and to do a complete network setup in under 15 minutes!

Demo Video and Webinar

If you missed our demo at the CEDIA Expo, or wasn’t able to attend the Expo, or just want to see it again, we made this short 5 minute video (see below) of a fast and easy network setup with Pakedge Zones to highlight just one simple but powerful example of the Pakedge Connect+ platform.


We will also be hosting two training webinars in November highlighting this application in more detail. The dates and times are listed below. Please click on the most convenient date to register.

Webinar: Setting up a complete Pakedge network in less than 20 minutes!

November 17, 2015 (Tuesday) – 7 a.m. PST (10 a.m. EST)

November 19, 2015 (Thursday) – 9 a.m. PST (12 noon EST)

If you have any questions or would like more information after watching this video, please visit our Pakedge Zones webpage, Connect+ webpage, or contact us at or call us directly at +1-650-385-8702.

In the coming months, we will be showcasing different applications enabled by the Pakedge Connect+ platform. Please check back regularly to see more.