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Black Box and NETGEAR Business to Host Next SDVoE Design Partner Certification LIVE Virtual Trainings on May 19 and June 9

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — May 18, 2020 — Black Box, a global information technology solutions provider, and NETGEAR Business will host the SDVoE Design Partner Certification LIVE interactive training events on May 19 and June 9, with more events to follow. The three-hour virtual trainings support participants in becoming certified SDVoE Design Partners and qualifies them to earn three AVIXA CTS, CTS-D or CTS-I Renewal Units.

“Whether you’re designing, integrating, installing, selling or managing pro AV systems, the SDVoE Design Partner Certification LIVE training will teach you how to take full advantage of the flexibility and scalability of Ethernet to deliver 4K video without compromise,” said Joshua Sellers, marketing program manager for AV at Black Box.

Speakers for the May 19 and June 9 events will include Matt Dodd, head of education for the SDVoE Alliance; Jonathan McCune, director of product management for AV & Infrastructure at Black Box; and Laurent Masia, director of product line management for Managed Switches at NETGEAR. In addition to providing training, teams from Black Box and NETGEAR will demonstrate how they use SDVoE technology to provide matrix switch performance on a truly converged AV and IT network.

More information and registration for these and subsequent events can be found at Additional dates and locations will be posted to this site as they are confirmed. Information about Black Box and its AV solutions is available at

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About the SDVoE Alliance
SDVoE™ is an initialism for “Software Defined Video over Ethernet.” The SDVoE Alliance® is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology allowing software to define AV applications. The alliance participates in trade shows and conferences, publishes white papers and case studies, and promotes SDVoE technology and solutions based on the technology to system integrators, designers and consultants. Training and installer certification are also part of the mandate. The SDVoE Alliance founding members are Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Semtech, Sony and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit or connect with us on Twitter @SDVoE and the SDVoE blog.

NETGEAR® (NASDAQ: NTGR) has pioneered advanced networking technologies for homes, businesses and service providers around the world since 1996 and leads the industry with a broad range of award-winning products designed to simplify and improve people’s lives. By enabling people to collaborate and connect to a world of information and entertainment, NETGEAR is dedicated to delivering innovative and advanced connected solutions ranging from mobile and cloud-based services for enhanced control and security, to smart networking products, video over Ethernet for Pro AV applications, easy-to-use WiFi solutions and performance gaming routers to enhance online game play. The company is headquartered out of San Jose, Calif. with offices located around the globe. More information is available from the NETGEAR Investor Page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR: Twitter, Facebook, Facebook for NETGEAR Business, Instagram and our blog at

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About Black Box
Black Box is a leading digital edge solutions provider dedicated to helping organizations design, build, manage and secure their IT infrastructure. The company also designs and manufactures award-winning Pro AV, KVM, cabling, and networking products known for their advanced functionality, flawless performance, outstanding reliability and fail-safe security. Black Box delivers these end-to-end solutions through its global presence and approximately 2,500 team members. The world-class support and service provided by Black Box is as important to customers as the powerful products and solutions the company delivers. Black Box is a wholly owned subsidiary of AGC Networks. To learn more, visit the Black Box website at Follow the company on Twitter @BlackBox_ns. Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies Inc.

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