SDVoE Alliance Unveils Founding Members Representing Diverse Group

Published: January 12, 2017
Aptovision's Justin Kennington had to be coy in previously describing SDVoE founding members as “not exclusively AV box manufacturers.”

It took 50 days.

On November 23, Commercial Integrator broke news of the Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE) Alliance, a new group aimed at speeding up and standardizing the transition to AV over IP, but we weren’t able to name any foundering member manufacturers.

On December 14, we disclosed that our “source associated with SDVoE who requested not to be named” from the previous article is Justin Kennington, strategic and technical marketing director at AptoVision .

Today, SDVoE announces its entire slate of founding members:

  • AptoVision
  • Aquantia
  • Christie Digital
  • Sony
  • ZeeVee

The group seems to reflect an excerpt from that initial article announcing SDVoE that we can now credit to Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance:

It’s important to note about the founding members, adds the source, that “they are not exclusively AV box manufacturers.” While that group is represented it also includes chip manufacturers, software makers and others.

“My concept in going to recruit this membership is No. 1 it only succeeds as an eco-system. If there were just a few box manufactures there are limits to the value that has. When we can expand that and bring in hardware manufacturers, software manufacturers, switch vendors … bringing them all together, it makes it much more powerful to the IT guy.”

SDVoE Alliance founding members bring different perspectives to the SDVoE initiative spanning the entire ecosystem with expertise in chipsets (AptoVision, Aquantia), switches and storage (NETGEAR), and AV end points (Christie Digital, Sony and ZeeVee), according to an SDVoE press release.

Click for the entire press release.

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