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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. Cisco Catalyst switches are Avnu certified.

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 Switch

  • Multigigabit ports support speeds up to 10 Gbps
  • 1 G, mGig downlinks and 10 G, 40 G fixed uplinks
  • Cisco Universal Power over Ethernet (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 Switch

  • 1 G, mGig downlinks and 10 G, 40 G modular uplinks
  • 802.11ac Wave 2 support (24 access points)
  • Cisco Universal Power over Ethernet (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, 10 G, 25 G and 40 G
  • Highest density of 802.11ac Wave 2 (48 access points)
  • x86-based CPUs and pluggable local storage for third-party container-based app hosting
  • Support for Encrypted Traffic Analytics (ETA)
  • Cisco Universal Power over Ethernet (Cisco UPOE) and PoE+
  • Supported on all models

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

  • Up to 960-Gbps switching capacity with up to 1440 Mbps of throughput
  • Purpose-built 40 G switches with support for nonblocking 40 G QSFP+ and 1 G and 10 G SFP and SFP+ for 10 G to 40 G migration
  • x86-based CPUs and pluggable USB 3.0 local storage (up to 120 GB) for third-party container-based application hosting
  • Supported on the following models: C9500-12Q, C9500-24Q, C9500-16X, C9500-40X