At InfoComm 2018 the SDVoE™ Alliance will feature demonstrations of AV network management and control software, designed to run on the SDVoE platform, from leading AV manufacturers and software developers. Demos will include VuWall TRx, ZeeVee MaestroZ and iMAGsystems Lightning applications, all built on the SDVoE API and running on the same SDVoE transmitters and receivers.

“It’s right there in our tagline – SDVoE is ‘The Platform for Networked AV’. A platform succeeds by attracting development and enabling a variety of applications. Now that SDVoE is established as the standard for transporting video across a network without compromise, we see the community of software developers growing,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “Visitors will be blown away when they understand the variety of applications already being deployed on the SDVoE platform.”

As with any comprehensive, well-designed application programming interface, the SDVoE API provides a set of simple subroutine definitions, protocols, and tools that control complex tasks to make it easier for developers to program their application. The building blocks in the SDVoE API include easy interfaces to control upscaling up to 4K, downscaling, aspect ratio management, frame rate conversion, chroma sample conversion, video wall processing, image compositing, audio downmixing, video routing, independent audio routing, multicast IGMP management and much more.

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.