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Bang & Olufsen Partners with Pakedge on Preconfigured Networking Solutions

Bang & Olufsen showrooms nationwide will offer thiree different pre-configured home networking A/V bundles from Pakedge using its Connect+ platform.


Bang & Olufsen showrooms nationwide will now carry pre-configured Pakedge home networks designed to seamless integrate B&O A/V equipment to the cloud for streaming media.
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Bang & Olufsen America has appointed home A/V networking specialist, Pakedge Device & Software, as one of its official preferred network providers, effective September 2014.

Under the partnership, Pakedge will offer three pre-configured, out-of-the-box bundles, based on its Connect+ platform in all Bang & Olufsen (B&O) showroom locations nationwide. Each bundle is a set of integrated system of switches, routers, wireless and software technologies, designed specifically to work with each other to deliver a seamless, scalable, and reliable multimedia network. The integrated wired and wireless Pakedge system aims to unify the customer’s B&O components, digital devices, and 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 and, above all, Bang & Olufsen’s extensive customer base.”

The three Pakedge bundles for Bang & Olufsen are:

Bundle One – Essential
A wired and wireless networking bundle that comprises of the Pakedge RE-1 4-port router, the S8P4e eight-port switch (with four 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 touchpanels. 

Bundle Two – Advanced
A wired and wireless networking bundle that comprises of the Pakedge K60D seven-port router, the S24P8av 24-port switch (with eight 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. 

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.



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