ProPlex EZ-LAN Presented with LDI 2015 Debuting Product Award
Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
In a ceremony during the LDI 2015 tradeshow last week, Live Design recognised the new ProPlex EZ-LAN Unity 20 with an LDI 2015 Best Debuting Product of the Year Award.
ProPlex’s revolutionary new EZ-LAN makes managing today’s complex show networking easier and accessible for everyone. These simple to operate yet powerful managed Gigabit Ethernet switches distribute up to four discrete networks – e.g. lighting, audio, content, server, console, communications, etc. – quickly, effortlessly, and simultaneously. Users untrained in the complexities of managed networking can easily isolate networks and access and change VLAN assignments with one button.
While one EZ-LAN will do the work of four standard Gigabit switches, users will enjoy even more savings in time, equipment and cabling when using two EZ-LANs. In addition to replacing up to eight standard Gigabit switches, if the two EZ-LANs are connected with two Ethernet cables, network speed is doubled (through the magic of “link aggregation”) with the added security of full cable redundancy.
“Managed Ethernet switches are very complicated to use,” explains TMB Product Specialist, Ashley Simper. “The ability to distribute up to four discrete networks with a single button makes life easier for the entertainment technician who doesn’t have an IT specialist in his toolbox. We’re very pleased that Live Design recognized the benefits of this great unit, which we believe is a real game changer.”
With 16 ports, assignable in four four-port groups, the rugged and innovative EZ-LAN is a new addition to the ProPlex Data Distribution range of multiple format data management systems, all designed and built to withstand “Life on the Road.”