Now 25 Manufacturers Are Using the AptoVision AV Over IP Chip Set

aptovision_bluerivernt_1016If you’re spacing any AV over IP stuff right now, chances are good it’s likely the AptoVision BlueRiver NT+ chip-set that’s driving it under the hood. AptoVision today announced that the company has reached a milestone in market adoption with more than 25 manufacturers now incorporating its award-winning BlueRiver NT and BlueRiver NT+ AV-over-IP chipsets into more than 35 advanced AV signal distribution products.

“A growing list of customers around the world are capitalizing on the paradigm shift enabled by our BlueRiver technology, the most widely adopted chipset for uncompressed 4K AV over IP,” said Justin Kennington, strategic and technical marketing director at AptoVision. “These manufacturers are leveraging the IT industry’s multi-billion-dollar investment in Ethernet hardware while applying unique capabilities to endpoints and bringing a whole new level of creativity and innovation focused on advanced AV management software. End users benefit from increased flexibility, with applications more tailored to their particular needs and the opportunity to reduce both CAPEX and OPEX.”

“Our manufacturing customers are winning installations across all market verticals with their products — education, corporate, medical and military — as they pursue opportunities based on their unique implementations,” said Charles Dobson, VP sales at AptoVision. “These are exciting times in the pro AV industry and our customers are at the forefront of the transition to deliver uncompressed 4K video over standard Ethernet with zero-latency.”

Here’s how to learn how BlueRiver NT+ works.

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About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at