Seven SDVoE Alliance member companies will be showing off applications and utilities to deliver the benefits of SDVoE technology’s AV-over-IP transport and AV processing capabilities to system integrators and end users during ISE 2017. These applications are built on the simple control and management functions provided by the SDVoE Application Programming Interface (API).
“SDVoE technology offers powerful AV processing engines and virtually unlimited scalability,” says Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “It is critical to have software that can harness that kind of capability and translate it into a valuable user experience. Manufacturers of traditional equipment like matrix switches invest so much in that massive hardware that often the focus is not on the user experience. SDVoE is really about recognising that software is what creates a user experience and that is where we, the AV community, really add value.”
What is the SDVoE Alliance?
SDVoE stands for ‘Software Defined Video over Ethernet’. The SDVoE Alliance is a non-profit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardise the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology, allowing software to define AV applications.
The alliance participates in tradeshows and conferences, publishes white papers and case studies and promotes SDVoE technology and solutions based on the technology, to system integrators, designers and consultants. Training and installer certification are also part of the mandate.
The SDVoE Alliance founding members are AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals.
NETGEAR, an SDVoE Alliance founder, does not manufacture SDVoE endpoints. NETGEAR M4300-series switches, however, are configured out of the box for the fastest multicast processing and filtering to make getting an SDVoE system up and running easy, without complex switch configuration.
The M4300 series offers a mix of copper and fibre ports to provide the right connectivity for both short- and long-haul distribution. Visitors to ISE can see NETGEAR switches in action on the SDVoE Alliance stand 12-H55.
ZeeVee, another SDVoE Alliance founder, offers the MaestroZ application to manage all aspects of an SDVoE system deployment. It automatically discovers SDVoE endpoints, reports on status and allows creation of video walls and multiviewers. MaestroZ is designed to make it easy to manage large-scale installations, letting the user sort devices by name, zone, hardware type and status. ZeeVee will be at ISE on stand 10-N151.
DVIGear created DisplayNet Manager, an intuitive browser-based application, to make deployment of SDVoE systems simple from any PC or mobile device. The application features advanced management of presets and EDID. It features a built-in API terminal and console for the most sophisticated users. ISE visitors can see DVIGear on stand 1-F70.
Grandbeing is adapting its VisualM App for iOS and Windows to work with SDVoE products. VisualM presents users with a visual representation of the system. It enables matrix switching, video walls and multiview tiling via simple drag-and-drop user actions. Attendees can learn about Grandbeing products on stand 12-H55.
IDK Corporation delivers SDVoE capability via its IQ Control management platform. This management platform controls the entire range of IDK’s video switching and processing products, making SDVoE a seamlessly integrated part of IDK’s larger product portfolio. Visit IDK on stand 10-R120.
Aurora Multimedia has integrated the SDVoE API into its IPBaseT protocol, which is a unified control layer for offering an easy interface between a user-facing control system and multiple types of Aurora’s own products, including those for IP distribution and advanced AV processing. Visit Aurora on stand 5-R54.
Techlogix Networx provides TLXpress, a simple drag-and-drop architecture allowing hundreds of encoders and decoders to be identified and programmed in minutes. Routing presets can be triggered by a third-party control system with a single line of code. TLXpress breaks system deployment into three simple steps: plan, configure, control. Visit Techlogix on stand 5-V100.