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Audio Video Bridging (AVB)

Audio and video at almost zero cost

Want more audio-video flexibility without spending a lot of money? Try using Cisco Catalyst 9500, 9300, 3850, and 3650 Series switches to provide audio-video bridging. Whether you're in hospitality, government, another industry, or enterprise, Cisco AVB is an ideal solution. Deploy it in your current audio-video setup, in conference rooms, auditoriums, and more.

What you can do with AVB

Improve quality of experience

Gain a connection that is low in both jitter and latency. With AVB, video images are crisper and the audio has less ambient noise. Users enjoy a higher quality experience.

Increase scale

Audio and visual technology improves every year. Your infrastructure must follow suit. With our highly scalable solution, you can introduce infrastructure improvements less often and at a lower cost.

Lower TCO

Instead of one-to-one connections, AVB offers many-to-many connections. With one connection doing many jobs, you can save on infrastructure. Why? You’re not buying the same cables many times, and you don’t have to pay licensing fees.

Reduce cable complexity

You've seen the results of too much cable: it’s messy, disordered, and nearly impossible to trace to the source. With fewer cables, not only do you save money, but you remove wasted time and confusion. In this case, less is more. 

Find the best switch for AVB

Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches

  • Avnu certified
  • 100M, 1G, mGig downlinks and 1G, 10G, 40G fixed uplinks
  • Wi-Fi 6 and Wave 2 AP support
  • Cisco UPOE® and PoE+
  • Supported on the following models: WS-C3650-24PDM, WS-C3650-48FQM, WS-C3650-8X24PD, WS-C3650-8X24UQ, WS-C3650-12X48FD, WS-C3650-12X48UQ, WS-C3650-12X48UR, WS-C3650-12X48UZ

Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

  • Avnu certified
  • 1G, mGig downlinks and 1G, 10G, 40G modular uplinks
  • Wi-Fi 6 and Wave 2 AP support
  • Cisco UPOE and PoE+
  • Supported on the following models: WS-C3850-12x48U, WS-C3850-24XU, WS-C3850-12XS, WS-C3850-16XS, WS-C3850-24XS, WS-C3850-32XS, WS-C3850-48XS

Cisco Catalyst 9300 Series Switches

  • 1 G, Multigigabit downlinks and 1G, 10G, 25G and 40G modular and fixed uplinks
  • Highest density of Wi-Fi 6 and Wave 2 AP support
  • x86-based quad core CPU and pluggable local storage for app hosting
  • Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA), micro/macro segmentation
  • 90W Cisco UPOE+ UPOE and PoE+
  • Supported on all models

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

  • Up to 6.4 Tbps switching capacity with up to 2 Bbps of throughput
  • Non-blocking dual rate 100G/40G (QSFP28/QSFP+) and multi-rate 1G/10G/25G (SFP/SFP+/SFP28)
  • x86-based quad core CPU and pluggable local storage for app hosting
  • Supported on the following models: C9500-12Q, C9500-16X, C9500-24Q, C9500-40X