SDVoE Shootout at the ISE 2020 Corral

Published: January 22, 2020

The SDVoE Alliance will feature what it’s calling “a simple demonstration” of two video systems—one an SDVoE network and the other a traditional matrix switch design at ISE 2020 in Amsterdam (stand 1-F40). [related]

Each system in the so-called SDVoE Shootout consists of four 4K displays arranged in a 2×2 video wall. A single touch panel and control system will drive both video systems simultaneously.

“It’s time to leave the matrix switch behind us,” said SDVoE Alliance president Justin Kennington in the alliance announcement. “Our industry’s future is Ethernet—and this demonstration illustrates that SDVoE delivers that future with the performance we’ve come to expect, and capabilities not previously imagined.

“Today’s successful AV implementations are focused on experience, not on bits and bytes. The SDVoE platform makes it simple to deliver an experience unmatched by any other technology, old or new,” he said in the announcement.

SDVoE Shootout

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Key takeaways from the head-to-head SDVoE vs. matrix switch set up will include what alliance members says is proof that SDVoE provides:

  • Built-in multi-view compositing capability without added hardware
  • Synchronized video wall processing that eliminates image tearing and motion jitter
  • Instant switching for seamless content transitions
  • Source image preview on the touch panel
  • Image scaling without the usual one- or two-frame latency penalty
  • A standardized API that makes it simple to manage SDVoE devices via legacy control systems
  • Multi-vendor interoperability that reduces the risk of stranded investment as business needs change (A mix of hardware from Christie, NETGEAR, ZeeVee, Altimium, Aurora Multimedia, DVIGear, IDK, Kramer and Black Box will all be part of the SDVoE network.)
  • Substantial cost saving for installation, maintenance, system changes and expansion

The so-called SDVoE Alliance Shootout harkens back to a popular annual tradition at InfoComm shows in the 1990s and early 2000 that welcomed AV manufacturers to pit their products in head-to-head comparisons live on the show floor to help customers make more educated decisions.

The shootout became so popular among manufacturers and attendees that InfoComm International—now known as AVIXA—had a committee of AV pros who recruited their competitors to participate in it, both in the U.S. and overseas in Europe and Asia.

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