DVIGear, Latest to Join Growing SDVoE Alliance

Published: 2017-01-25

And then there were 13.

When Commercial Integrator first broke news of a new standards group, Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE) Alliance, our sources at founding member AptoVision had to be coy about who the members were.

At the time, CI couldn’t even reveal that it was Justin Kennington, strategic and technical marketing director at AptoVision, who was speaking to us.

As Integrated Systems Europe 2017 (ISE) approaches, however, we’re getting a much better picture of the diverse manufacturers making up SDVoE’s membership. From the initial announcement of SDVoE, Kennington maintained the plan was to make a splash at ISE 2017.

On January 12, SDVoE unveiled its entire slate of founding members:

  • AptoVision
  • Aquantia
  • Christie Digital
  • Sony
  • ZeeVee

Subsequently, we learned about a group of additional members:

  • Aurora
  • Grandbeing
  • IDK
  • Arista
  • TechLogix Networx
  • DVIGear

SDVoE and its members are gearing up for ISE 2017 where it intends to amplify awareness and hold training events.

DVI Gear, for its part, put out a press release on joining the SDVoE Alliance.

From the press release:

DVIGear®, a supplier of AV connectivity products since 1999, has announced it has joined the alliance as a key contributor.

DVIGear’s award-winning DisplayNet® family of products utilize SDVoE technology to transport uncompressed AV signals over 10GbE Ethernet networks. The New Era of AV Connectivity, Part of a Global Trend The migration to AV-over-IP distribution is part of the larger trend employing Ethernet connectivity across all technology-based industries. With decades of industry experience and global acceptance, Ethernet is now the dominant standard for device connectivity worldwide.

Evidence of this trend is clear in the Professional Audio market, which has widely adopted networkbased signal transport technology. It is both natural and inevitable that the Professional AV market will follow a similar course to realize the enormous benefits made possible by the transition to AV-over-IP technology.

[related]The SDVoE Alliance, the Clear Solution While the transition to AV-over-IP is rapidly advancing, confusion has abounded as various manufacturers have been touting their own proprietary implementations. Until recently, it was unclear what standard could meet and exceed the needs of the ProAV marketplace.

As the most powerful and most widely adopted networked AV standard in the industry, the SDVoE Alliance has emerged as the only clear solution. The SDVoE Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments through the development of products and ecosystems that utilize software to define AV signal distribution applications.

Previous methods of distributing AV signals have been eclipsed by the overwhelming capabilities and versatility of this technology, which make it especially attractive for professional AV applications. DVIGear Joins the SDVoE Alliance DVIGear has joined the SDVoE Alliance as a contributing AV connectivity manufacturer.

DVIGear’s award-winning DisplayNet family of products employs SDVoE technology to distribute uncompressed AV signals up to 4K (UHD) over standard 10GbE Ethernet network technology.

“Until now, the shift toward AV-over-IP has been advancing but was fractured and fraught with confusion,” said Justin Kennington, President of the SDVoE Alliance. “The SDVoE Alliance provides a unified hardware and software platform to enable true AV/IT convergence. Key SDVoE Alliance members like DVIGear provide the hardware and software solutions necessary to make this transition possible.”

“We are excited to join this pivotal movement,” said DVIGear President Steven Barlow. “Since their inception, AV and IT technologies have largely been isolated from each other. The SDVoE Alliance enables the synergy of AV and IT technologies in a more profound way without the compromises inherent in conventional AV-over-IP products. Clearly, this is the future of ProAV signal distribution.”

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