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List of not recommended AVB Ethernet switches

Biamp uses the IEEE 802.1 Audio Video Bridging (AVB) open standard to transmit AV traffic between Tesira devices. AVB is built into Ethernet and incorporates other 802.1 standards for automatic VLAN configuration, automatic multicast address assignment, stream reservation, and traffic shaping as well as guaranteed delivery and time synchronization. Like all 802.1 standards, AVB support is required on the switch.

Unfortunately, we can not recommend the switches listed in this article for reasons out of our control.

For switches we do recommend, please see our article, List of AVB-capable ethernet switches.

Biamp strongly recommends Avnu Certified switches when using devices from different manufacturers. The Avnu Alliance is a community creating an interoperable ecosystem of low-latency, time-synchronized, highly reliable networked devices using open standards through certification. Devices that pass independent lab testing receive Avnu certification.

Biamp Tesira AVB endpoints are Avnu Certified. See the Avnu Alliance website for a list of certified products.


Not recommended for new designs and discontinued AVB switches.

Vendor Model Type 1G / SFP Ports Note Avnu Certified
Cisco C9300-48UXM Edge 24-48 Only ports 1-16 support PTP.  Yes
Cisco C9300-48UN Edge 24-48 Only ports 1-36 support PTP. Yes
Control4/Pakedge S3-24P Edge 24 Discontinued. Yes
Control4/Pakedge S3L-24P Edge 24 Discontinued. Yes
Extreme X430 Edge 8 Discontinued. Use Extreme X435 series.  Yes
Extreme X440-G1 Edge 24-48 Discontinued. Use Extreme G2 series. Yes
Motu Motu AVB switch Edge 5 No POE+. Not AVNu. Use Biamp TC5 or TC5D.  No
Netgear GS716Tv3  Edge 16 Discontinued. Use Netgear AV series. No
Netgear GS724Tv3  Edge 24 Discontinued. Use Netgear AV series. No
Netgear S3300  Edge 24 Discontinued. Use Netgear AV series.  No



Further Reading


1. Manufacturer specifications can change without notice. Biamp Systems strives to keep this list up to date, but is not always made aware of changes made by third parties to the Ethernet switches referenced, and therefore Biamp Systems cannot guarantee compatibility with any of the products listed on this page.

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