The SDVoE Alliance announced a new 8K AV-over-IP transport solution. The soon-to-be-released SDVoE transmitters and receivers deliver 8K video across a standard 10G network, says the organization. Additionally, they are entirely compatible with 4K SDVoE systems. SDVoE will show working prototypes of the new signal distribution solution at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2022. ISE 2022 takes place from May 10–13, 2022, at FIRA Barcelona, Gran Vía, Spain.
According to SDVoE, it plays a vital role in bringing 8K to professional audio and video systems integration with this new solution. The HDMI 2.1 defines many 8K formats with varying bit depth, chroma subsampling, frame rate and color space.
The SDVoE 8K also supports traditional formats without adding any compression or latency. Additionally, four independent links on an off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switch provide 40Gb per 8K endpoint. Thus it requires no special or unusual switches.
“SDVoE is truly the first AV-over-IP solution to support 8K resolutions — and the fact that it’s compatible with existing SDVoE systems is important,” says Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “An existing 4K 10G SDVoE transmitter can send signals to a new 8K 4x10G SDVoE receiver. The opposite is [also] true, assuming 4K content is sent from the 8K transmitter. What comes in goes out without compromise, no added compression or latency.”
All AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency and uncompromised video can benefit from its technology, says SDVoE. According to the organization, it 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.
The SDVoE network architectures are also based on off-the-shelf Ethernet switches. Thus, it offers substantial cost savings and greater system flexibility and scalability over traditional approaches. These include point-to-point extension and circuit-based AV matrix switching.
SDVoE Alliance is of course, the Canada-based nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments.