These courses are designed to give you knowledge necessary to design, install and troubleshoot a basic Class C network with a single router and multiple switches/access points. 

In many applications, a single Ethernet switch is sufficient to displace a single matrix switch. It makes a very compelling proposal when a 16x16 matrix switch, consuming 440 watts and seven rack units of space can be replaced by a 48-port Ethernet switch in a single rack unit, consuming only 161 watts.

Sometimes though, a single switch isn’t enough whether you’re using matrix switching or AV over IP. As systems grow larger and larger, the scalability, space saving, and cost advantages of SDVoE over the traditional matrix switch grow quickly.


  • Follow a specific example of how to create a 144-port SDVoE AV-over-IP system using the NETGEAR M4300-96X switch as a base.
  • Discover the rack-space saving and cost advantages of SDVoE

Network infrastructure has never been so important. As we move more and more packets of data across the 'physical layer' it's vital to ensure the medium we choose is up to the job. 

In this course Andrew Jimenez from Anixter explains how an IP-based infrastructure supports an SDVoE installation.

As more AV distribution moves to IT infrastructure, it is critical for AV system designers and installers to understand some of the basic networking protocols that make this possible.  Multicast is a crucial technology that allows high bandwidth streams to move around a network without overwhelming the entire network.


  • Learn what multicasting is, and why it is necessary for any practical AV-over-IP solution
  • Identify tools for configuring and troubleshooting multicast networks
  • Understand the difference between multicasting and VLANs, and a little bit about how they interact