The SDVoE just got the biggest endorser yet. SDVoE is currently the only off-the-shelf technology that offers a “full stack solution” for AV-over-IP. SDVoE addresses the full seven-layer OSI network stack and offers solutions at every layer. SDVoE technology creates a flexible hardware and software platform which can enable many applications including matrix switches, KVM switches, video walls controllers and multiview image processors. It can also be integrated into sources and displays, all networkable. But beyond that, SDVoE technology paves the way for the creation of whole new classes of applications.
The chipset design came from the AptoVision reference design technology. And, so far, only small players were building SDVoE transmitters and receivers — companies like DVIGear, Aurora Multimedia, iMAG Systems, IDK, ZeeVee, etc. These companies all built good precuts, but they don’t command the marketing (and technical shift) direction a big player would. And, everyone has universally (integrators and end-users, alike) have pointed to the need for Extron, Crestron, AMX and Kramer to validate the standard.
Well, they got a biggie in that projector, video wall and LCD monitor giant, Christie Digital, just announced a line of SDVoE products called Terra And, they made it clear that they intend to add a universal (meaning, it will work with all the above company’s products as well as their own) SDVoE input on their projectors and monitors as well as on their Spyder processors, eventually. This is big news. Barco will likely follow, then Sony (who’s already an SDVoE Alliance founding member), LG and the rest of the display market.
But, I still contend that they need one of the big signal processing companies to enter with an SDVoE product. And, if someone like Extron or Crestron used it, that would instantly make it THE STANDARD both AptoVision and SDVoE wants (and needs).
So, when will that occur? Well, here’s a rAVe exclusive — it will be here at InfoComm 2017. I have been invited by one of those four signal routing companies to see their SDVoE line, privately, under NDA. Thus, I can’t tell you who it is, but it’s a biggie.