Seven SDVoE Alliance member companies have started showing off applications and utilities to deliver the benefits of SDVoE technology’s AV-over-IP transport and AV processing capabilities to system integrators and end users.
These applications, which will be on display all over the RAI in Amsterdam during Integrated Systems Europe Feb. 7-10, “are built on the simple control and management functions provided by the SDVoE Application Programming Interface (API),” according to an Alliance press release.
“SDVoE technology offers powerful AV processing engines and virtually unlimited scalability,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “It is critical to have software that can harness that kind of capability and translate it into a valuable user experience.
“Manufacturers of traditional equipment like matrix switches invest so much in that massive hardware, that often the focus is not on the user experience. SDVoE is really about recognizing that software is what creates a user experience and that is where we, the AV community, really add value,” he said.
Here’s a closer look at what some SDVoE Alliance members are planning at ISE:
NETGEAR (stand 12-H55), an SDVoE Alliance founder, does not manufacture SDVoE endpoints, but NETGEAR M4300-series switches are configured out of the box for multicast processing and filtering. The M4300 series offers a mix of copper and fiber ports to provide the right connectivity for both short- and long-haul distribution.
ZeeVee (stand 10-N151), another SDVoE Alliance founder, offers the MaestroZ application to manage all aspects of an SDVoE system deployment. It automatically discovers SDVoE endpoints, reports on status, and allows creation of video walls and multiviewers. MaestroZ manages large-scale installations, letting the user sort devices by name, zone, hardware type and status.
DVIGear (stand 1-F70) created DisplayNet Manager, an intuitive browser-based application, to allow deployment of SDVoE systems from any PC or mobile device. The application features advanced management of presets and EDID and a built-in API terminal and console.
Grandbeing (stand 12-H55) are adapting their popular VisualM app for iOS and Windows to work with SDVoE products. VisualM presents users with a visual representation of the system and enables matrix switching, video walls and multi-view tiling through drag-and-drop user actions.
IDK Corporation (stand 10-R120) delivers SDVoE capability via their IQ Control management platform. It controls the entire range of IDK’s video switching and processing products, integrating SDVoE into IDK’s larger product portfolio.
Aurora Multimedia (stand 5-R54) has integrated the SDVoE API into its IPBaseT protocol, a unified control layer for offering an interface between a user-facing control system and multiple types of Aurora’s own products, including those for IP distribution and advanced AV processing.
Techlogix Networx (stand 5-V100) provide TLXpress, a simple drag-and-drop architecture allowing hundreds of encoders and decoders to be identified and programmed in minutes. Routing presets can be triggered by a third-party control system with a single line of code. TLXpress breaks system deployment into three simple steps: plan, configure, control.