AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee today announced
that they have formed the SDVoE Alliance to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to
transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and to create an ecosystem
around SDVoE technology that allows software to define AV applications.
All AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency,
uncompromised video can benefit from SDVoE technology, which provides an end-
to-end hardware and software platform for AV extension, switching, processing and
control through advanced chipset technology, common control APIs and
interoperability. SDVoE network architectures are based on off-the-shelf Ethernet
switches thus offering substantial cost savings and greater system flexibility and
scalability over traditional approaches such as point-to-point extension and circuit-
based AV matrix switching.
SDVoE Alliance founding members bring different perspectives to the SDVoE
initiative spanning the entire ecosystem with expertise in chipsets (AptoVision,
Aquantia), switches and storage (NETGEAR), and AV end points (Christie Digital,
Sony and ZeeVee). The SDVoE Alliance already benefits from over 35 shipping
products and numerous installations in healthcare, enterprise, entertainment,
hospitality, retail, houses of worship, government, military, industry and security.
“For years we have lived with the idea that “AV/IT convergence is coming’,’ said
Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “The SDVoE Alliance and its
technology finally provide the platform that is necessary to enable it. Using 10 Gb
Ethernet hardware to move video with flawless quality and zero latency is only the
beginning. The creation of a software platform enables the development of whole
new classes of applications not yet conceived. True convergence is finally here.’
The alliance seeks to:
• Standardize adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV
• Offer end users increased flexibility, with applications more tailored to their
particular needs, and the opportunity to reduce both capital and operating
• Enable more cost-effective architectures for AV signal distribution using
• Provide a reliable and more versatile alternative to point-to-point extension
and circuit switches
• Facilitate true AV/IT convergence such that high-quality AV networks and data
networks can simultaneously share a single infrastructure platform
• Bring ecosystem partners — AV equipment manufacturers, AV software
developers, switch manufacturers, chipset designers, technology providers and
system integrators — together under a single banner to foster collaboration
• Bring awareness to new opportunities by educating the industry and offering
training in the new paradigm
At ISE 2017 (Amsterdam, February 7-10) on stand 12-H55, the SDVoE Alliance will
feature a series of demonstrations highlighting that only SDVoE technology delivers:
a full stack solution for AV over IP, zero-latency 4K60 over standard Ethernet, a
complete application development platform, powerful AV processing with simple
controls, and 4K60 with HDR.
Free training sessions on deploying zero-latency AV-over-IP systems using SDVoE
technology will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 12:30, 14:00 or 16:30 in room F002.
All AV system integrators, designers, consultants, installers and manufacturers are
invited to register to attend at sdvoe.org.