The SDVoE Alliance (Software Defined Video over Ethernet) has been formed to standardise the transport of AV signals over ethernet and to create a system to allow software to define AV applications. Founding members AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, Netgear, Sony and ZeeVee bring different expertise and perspectives to the table.
The alliance’s aims are to:
- standardise adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments
- offer end users increased flexibility, with applications more tailored to their particular needs, and the opportunity to reduce both capital and operating expenses
- enable more cost-effective architectures for AV signal distribution using Ethernet switches
- provide a reliable and more versatile alternative to point-to-point extension and circuit switches
- facilitate true AV/IT convergence such that high-quality AV networks and data networks can simultaneously share a single infrastructure platform
- bring ecosystem partners – AV equipment manufacturers, AV software developers, switch manufacturers, chipset designers, technology providers and system integrators – together under a single banner to foster collaboration
- bring awareness of new opportunities by educating the industry and offering training in the new paradigm.
The launch will take place at ISE in Amsterdam (February 7-10). The organisation also said that it would run training sessions on 8th and 10th of Feb during the show. Registration is at sdvoe.org.