AV-over-IP is expected to be a hot topic at InfoComm 2017 and the recently formed SDVoE Alliance will fuel that fire by hosting head-to-head demonstrations of AV-over-IP implementations during the show.
The goal, according to a press release, is to allow integrators, designers, consultants and end users to compare video quality, latency and bandwidth requirements for AV signal distribution and get their questions answered.
Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE) Alliance, which launched prior to Integrated Systems Europe 2017, is a group aimed at speeding up and standardizing the transition to AV over IP.
“We put together this demonstration to help visitors sort through the misinformation proliferating in our industry related to the impact of compression on video quality and the effect of latency on usability,” says Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance, in a press release.
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“The latency of the SDVoE transport is less than 0.1 milliseconds. I feel good calling that ‘zero latency.’ Meanwhile, manufacturers who are not using the SDVoE platform claim “no latency” (notice they won’t say “zero”) and then publish a specification that says 30 milliseconds. That’s dishonest, and it exposes system designers and integrators to performance limits that will prove unacceptable once they are discovered by end users.”
SDVoE adds that there will be other demonstrations of SDVoE technology at InfoComm 2017 which will highlight AV processing for video wall and multi-view applications as well as the platform’s unique support for 4K60 with HDR.
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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.