Access Networks Appoints Bobby Giebenrath as Southeast Sales Manager

Access Networks Appoints Bobby Giebenrath as Southeast Sales Manager

Industry veteran brings vast technical knowledge and sales insight to Access Networks.

Los Angeles, CA (March 5, 2019) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home, welcomes Bobby Giebenrath to Access Networks’ growing sales team. Selected to support dealers in equipping customers with the enterprise-grade networking gear, Giebenrath will bring his vast technical expertise, industry knowledge, and enthusiasm to his new role of Southeast Sales Manager.

Giebenrath is an experienced technical and regional sales manager coming to Access Networks from Commandscape, where he was a Sales Engineer; Wired Technology Group, where he was an Account Manager; and Savant Systems, where he was a Regional Sales Manager and Sales Engineer.

“I’m excited and honored to be part of the Access Networks’ team,” says Giebenrath. “I look forward to actively listening to dealers and learning their challenges and pain points to help guide them toward the right solutions.”

Giebenrath has a proven track record of success in achieving sales goals across multiple markets by aligning company products with the needs of market clients. As a results-oriented sales manager, he combines a passion for products, sharp technical knowledge, and exceptional client relations skills to ensure a positive client experience. This type of sales approach enables consistent increases in territory sales and overall client base.

About Access Networks
Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit www.accessca.com and follow Access Networks on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.

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For interviews or media tours, please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Access Networks Now Provides Next-Generation Cybersecurity Solutions from Sophos

Growing cyber threats demand advanced network protection — Access Networks and Sophos join forces to deliver enterprise-grade networking solutions

Los Angeles, CA – February 28, 2019 – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home, has joined the Sophos Partner program. This program allows Access Networks to meet the growing security demands of its customers and prospects in the US by providing synchronized, next-generation cyber threat protection by Sophos for networks and endpoints, including web, email, server, and mobile security.

In joining the Sophos Partner program, Access Networks can now offer Sophos firewalls as part of its Core systems, offering integrators and their clients enhanced security features and benefits.

“Sophos is a next-generation security company with a channel-best strategy that delivers cybersecurity innovation, plus marketing, sales, and support initiatives to help partners succeed on every level. We are committed to building solid relationships with our partners, so they can bring the most advanced security to customers,” said Erin Malone, vice president of North American sales, Sophos. “With cyber threats evolving and changing daily, organizations of all sizes, including high-end homes, need security that’s effective and simple to use. We are excited to welcome Access Networks into our partner community and look forward to a successful relationship.”

“Likewise, Access Networks specializes in advanced, reliable and secure enterprise-grade networks for today’s smart residence, which typically requires security similar to a small business,” says Brett Canter, chief technology officer for Access Networks. “By joining forces with Sophos, our Core network solutions offering will now provide greater protection against cyber threats, which gives our clients and their homeowners even more peace of mind.”

In addition to best-in-class security and innovation, Sophos provides a specialized dashboard within Sophos Central, a cloud-based management platform where partners can manage and configure product settings, distribute licenses and have a real-time perspective on customer activity. The Sophos Central dashboard also provides up-to-the-minute threat and product updates, for faster, more effective customer protection.

To learn more about how Access Networks and Sophos have joined forces to deliver next-generation cybersecurity solutions, please visit www.accessca.com or contact sales@accessca.com.

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About Access Networks

Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit www.accessca.com and follow @AccessNetworks on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Access Networks Media Contact

For interviews, reviews, or media tours please contact Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications by phoning (425) 328-8640 or emailing katye@kmbcomm.com.

Access Networks Transforms Smart Home with New Enterprise-Grade Products, Partners, Price Points

Access NetworksCEDIA Attendees invited to see new lineup of Access Networks Wireless access points and a wireless controller all powered by Ruckus, new custom Core systems, and learn benefits of new integrations and partnerships

Los Angeles, CA (August 2018) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home, is celebrating a transformational year as it sets it sights on CEDIA 2018. There, Access Networks will showcase its new and proprietary lineup of Access Networks Wireless access points and a wireless controller all powered by Ruckus, new custom Core systems, and will be sharing details of new integrations and enhanced partnerships with major players in the AV and IT industries.

Access Networks expands offering with lower priced enterprise-grade options
A long time Crestron I2P partner, Access Networks now offers pre-configured Core Systems solutions optimized for Crestron NVX deployments as part of a new integration between the two companies (read more about that here). Through this integration, Access Networks’ Core2 and Core3 custom-programmed networking solutions are now certified to work seamlessly with Crestron’s DM-NVX Series of AV-over-IP encoders/decoders to provide the high bandwidth and low latency today’s video distribution systems need. Access Networks’ Core2 and Core3 Systems are comprised of a router, an Access Networks C120 wireless controller, a core Ruckus ICX switch, and a Helix monitoring device with proactive service.

New, lower-priced options available
Now available, Access Networks Wireless is a range of best-in-class wireless networking products with patented technology designed and manufactured for Access Networks by Ruckus Networks. Consisting of access points and a wireless controller, Access Networks Wireless offers lower price points and more effective support options, as well as the ability for integrators to increase both the performance and profitability of their residential network deployments. For instance, Access Networks Wireless components come with four years of support for no additional charge. The wireless controller includes eight access point licenses and additional licenses are available for purchase one at a time. The list goes on.

A Finalist in the 2018 CEDIA Best New Hardware Product Awards, Access Networks Core2 and Core3 pre-programmed systems provide customization capabilities to meet the needs of any home integration project, large or small. Core2 is a flat (or, layer-2) network core with a single IP scheme for the entire scope of the project. Core3 is a multiple-VLAN (or, layer-3) network with up to six pre-configured VLANs for network segmentation. Core systems include one year of their proactive Live Monitoring service, giving integrators the opportunity to generate recurring monthly revenue and exceed their clients’ expectations with a superior level of proactive customer service.

Learn why enterprise-grade networking matters during CEDIA Expo
Access Networks is offering valuable training sessions for CEDIA Expo attendees on Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6, 2018. Open for registration now, these courses are free of charge and integrators who attend will learn why enterprise-grade networks are a must, about the importance of the network core, and the significant role video-over-IP plays in today’s homes, all while earning CEDIA CEU credits. To register for any of the sessions noted above, click on the links below.

Getting to the Core of Video Over IP
Wednesday, September 5th:
https://cedia.a2zinc.net/CEDIA2018/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&SessionID=5909&SessionDateID=263

Thursday, September 6th:
https://cedia.a2zinc.net/CEDIA2018/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&SessionID=5910&SessionDateID=264

Peeling Back the Layers of a Network Core
Wednesday, September 5th:
https://cedia.a2zinc.net/CEDIA2018/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&SessionID=5911&SessionDateID=263

Thursday, September 6th:
https://cedia.a2zinc.net/CEDIA2018/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&SessionID=5912&SessionDateID=264

To see what’s new, learn what it takes to deliver networks of scale, and how to ensure an exceptional end-user experience, visit Access Networks in booth 5321 during CEDIA Expo 2018 and follow @AccessNetworks on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

About Access Networks
Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit www.accessca.com and follow @AccessNetworks on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.

Access Networks Hosts CEDIA Expo Training Sessions, Revealing Insider Network Tips to Enhance the User Experience

Access Networks’ in-depth CEDIA Expo Training Sessions teach integrators why enterprise-grade gear matters, about the importance of the network core, and how to manage Video over IP

Los Angeles, CA (August 2018) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home, is offering valuable training sessions on Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6, 2018, during CEDIA Expo. Open for registration now, these CEDIA Expo Training Sessions are free of charge and integrators who attend will learn why enterprise-grade networks are a must, about the importance of the network coAccess Networksre, and the significant role video over IP plays in today’s homes, all while earning CEDIA CEU credits.  

Learn How Network Design Affects Video Over IP
Video over IP has taken the industry by storm. In media rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and home theaters, consumers are enjoying the on-demand capabilities of Video over IP as they “cut-the-cord” on cable services. It is vitally important for integrators to understand how Video over IP technology works and how network design has changed because of the increased bandwidth demands of Video over IP.

In this 90-minute training session taught by technical trainer, Nathan Holmes, attendees will learn the intricacies of Video over IP, why it is so important in today’s homes, and how streaming video affects network design for integrators.

Attendees will learn:

  • How multicast traffic differs from ethernet traffic
  • Why true enterprise-grade networking hardware leads to profitability with Video over IP
  • How to develop robust network designs that support Video over IP
  • Basic troubleshooting tips for Video over IP installations

Getting to the Core of Video Over IP takes place Wednesday, September 5th, in Room 9 at 10:00 am, and again Thursday, September 6th, in Room 8 at 10:00 am.

Peeling Back the Layers of a Network Core with Access Networks
As the number of network devices, the amount of data they transmit, and client cyber-security concerns have increased, so has the need for quality networks that adequately address these bandwidth and security requirements.

In this intense three-hour CEDIA Expo Training Session taught by technical trainer, Nathan Holmes, attendees will learn how different technologies use network resources and how to properly develop networks that not only support these technologies but also enhance the client experience. A robust and reliable network Core is the key to superior network performance and, ultimately, customer satisfaction.

The in-depth course discusses the following:

  • Taking a layered approach to networking by applying the OSI model
  • How you approach the layers you control can significantly affect the performance of Layers you don’t
  • How data travels through your LAN
  • When and how to use VLANs
  • How Wi-Fi traffic can significantly decrease hardwire LAN performance
  • How to leverage enterprise-grade benefits to enhance the consumer experience
  • Best practice network designs

Peeling Back the Layers of the Network Core takes place Wednesday, September 5th in Room 9 at 1:00 pm and Thursday, September 6th Room 4 at 1:00 pm.  

“Network requirements are changing rapidly, and it’s important for today’s CEDIA members to keep pace. The network core is the heart of the smart home, and knowing how to integrate and manage it effectively increases customer satisfaction and improves profitability for integrators. These CEDIA training courses give integrators the tools and information they need to address common network challenges in any size home,” says Access Networks Technical Trainer Nathan Holmes.

Those interested in attending any of the training sessions noted above are encouraged to register in advance:

Getting to the Core of Video Over IP
Wednesday, September 5th:
https://cedia.a2zinc.net/CEDIA2018/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&SessionID=5909&SessionDateID=263

Thursday, September 6th:
https://cedia.a2zinc.net/CEDIA2018/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&SessionID=5910&SessionDateID=264

Peeling Back the Layers of a Network Core
Wednesday, September 5th:
https://cedia.a2zinc.net/CEDIA2018/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&SessionID=5911&SessionDateID=263

Thursday, September 6th:
https://cedia.a2zinc.net/CEDIA2018/Public/SessionDetails.aspx?FromPage=Sessions.aspx&SessionID=5912&SessionDateID=264

About Access Networks
Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit www.accessca.com and follow @AccessNetworks on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.

Access Networks Core2 and Core3 Custom Network Systems Selected as CEDIA Best New Hardware Product Finalist

Scalable enterprise-grade networking offering is easy with Access Networks’ new Core2 and Core3 systems

Los Angeles, CA (August 2018) – Access Networks, the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home, is pleased to announce that its Core2 and Core3 Enterprise-Grade Residential Custom Network Systems have been named Finalists in the 2018 CEDIA Best New Hardware Product Awards.

CEDIA Best New Hardware Product Access Networks Core2 and Core3 systems are comprised of a router, an Access Networks C120 wireless controller, a core Ruckus ICX switch, and a Helix monitoring device with proactive service, creating a complete premium enterprise-grade networking solution when combined with selected access points and additional switches.

Core2 and Core3 systems offer more networking horsepower at a lower cost while retaining better margins for integrators than prior solutions. Core systems are simpler and more scalable enterprise-grade custom solutions ideal for any project that needs a reliable network.

To make system design and integration even easier, Core systems can be specified online via Access Networks’ new portal, my.accessca.com. Once a Core system request is submitted online, a design review is automatically initiated to confirm proper specification, and advanced design services are still available if needed leading to guaranteed success. These systems come with a category-leading four years of Access Networks support and an available upgrade option at the end of the four years.

Additionally, the Core Systems are now offered as pre-configured solutions optimized for Crestron NVX deployments as part of a new integration between the two companies. Through this integration, Access Networks’ Core2 and Core3 custom-programmed networking solutions are now certified to work seamlessly with Crestron’s DM-NVX Series of AV-over-IP encoders/decoders to provide the high bandwidth and low latency today’s video distribution systems need.

Adding even more value to the assortment, Access Networks Core2 and Core3 pre-programmed systems provide customization capabilities to meet the needs of any home integration project, large or small. Core2 is a flat (or, layer-2) network core with a single IP scheme for the entire scope of the project. Core3 is a multiple-VLAN (or, layer-3) network with up to six pre-configured VLANs for network segmentation. Core systems include one year of their proactive Live Monitoring service, giving integrators the opportunity to generate recurring monthly revenue and exceed their clients’ expectations with a superior level of proactive customer service.

Winners of the 2018 Best New Product Winners will be announced Thursday, September 6th, 3:00 PM at the CEDIA booth.

See Access Networks Enterprise-Grade Networking at CEDIA
To see Core2 and Core3 in action and learn what it takes to deliver networks of scale and how to ensure an exceptional end-user experience, visit Access Networks in booth 5321 during CEDIA Expo 2018 and follow @AccessNetworks on Twitter and Facebook for updates.

About Access Networks
Access Networks is the premier enterprise-grade networking solutions provider for the modern smart home. We design and maintain sophisticated network solutions based on a simple premise: keeping our customers connected. Access Networks assists custom integrators by working to specify, select, source, and configure the networking gear before it is shipped to the project site. From design and deployment to service after the sale, we are here to ensure our network solutions meet the bandwidth demands of today’s AV and control components and enhance the overall technology experience. Visit www.accessca.com and follow @AccessNetworks on Twitter and Facebook to learn more.

Access Networks Joins KMB Client Roster to Maximize CEDIA Expo Exposure, Elevate and Amplify Brand Presence

Enterprise-grade network solutions provider partners with KMB Communications for strategic public relations, content development, and social media management.

Great news, KMB is growing, yet again. Access Networks has appointed KMB Communications as their public relations firm of record, and we’re already fully entrenched and on the way to a very successful CEDIA Expo.Access Networks

Taking our holistic, multimedia approach to strategic communications, the KMB team will work closely with Access Networks to develop content, including blogs, case studies, email marketing, and feature articles, as well as social media contribution across several dynamic platforms.

“I couldn’t be more excited to add Access Networks to the KMB portfolio. They [Access Networks] share a similar approach to consumer and custom AV as many of our other brands, so it made perfect sense to partner to create a more visible presence and established voice for Access Networks in the channel. With CEDIA Expo on the horizon now, we’ve got a lot to share with our friends in the media,” says KMB Communications CEO and Chief Strategist Katye (McGregor) Bennett. “Get ready, everyone!”

As the home network grows ever more important in every size custom integration project, dealer outreach and education becomes crucial. Years ago, when Access Networks first launched, the network was barely a topic of discussion in residential AV installations, and networking wasn’t recognized as a CEDIA category. Now, Access Networks is positioned to inform and guide custom integrators to making the right decisions for their clients when it comes to building a robust network. KMB Communications is the right choice to help Access Networks reach that dealer audience through well-established relationships with trade editors and journalists and a consistently expanding social media network.

KMB’s skillset, connections, and corporate culture are a perfect fit to help guide Access Networks into its next stage of growth.  

“We have spent a lot of time listening. Listening to our clients and partners’ networking needs has resulted in an exciting new line-up of enterprise-grade solutions. We have (quietly) worked with extreme focus to create solutions for today that scale into what they will need to be in the future. And now, with KMB by our side, we are ready to start talking about it”, said Access Networks Director of Business Development Haley Patterson. “The KMB team stepped right up and embodied who Access Networks is without skipping a beat. They are experts in what they do and they have fun while they do it. KMB has already brought a tremendous amount of value and we look forward to kicking it up a notch at CEDIA Expo!”

The KMB and Access Networks teams joined forces in June and have since hit the ground running, penning press releases, case studies, contest entries, competitive messaging, and other PR and marketing content and collateral in preparation for CEDIA in September. There—in booth #5321, Access Networks will showcase a range of enterprise-grade networking product and related services that spans in price and performance from value-oriented to premium level. Unlike years past, Access Networks now serves a much broader customer base with better margins and much more affordable price points. KMB is honing this message and will help the brand articulate, elevate, and amplify it with the integration communities we are deeply involved in.