Anixter Joins SDVoE Alliance

MONTREAL — May 24, 2018 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced that Anixter International, a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions, has joined the alliance as an adopting member.

“We share the vision of the SDVoE Alliance that Ethernet is the technology that can and will transport all kinds of data. Since it’s standardization by the IEEE in 1983, the Ethernet protocol ushered in a new age in computing where device communication could be achieved via a single protocol environment operating over a standardized cabling infrastructure. Much like VoIP and physical security systems, AV applications are also taking advantage of operating over an IP-based infrastructure. The SDVoE Alliance is on the forefront of developing next generation technologies for the AV industry”, says Andrew Jimenez, vice president of technology for Anixter.

“Anixter’s membership in the SDVoE Alliance is a perfect fit, not least because they are a distribution partner for many of our existing members,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “We look forward to collaborating with Anixter’s global training organization to help educate systems integrators and end users about SDVoE physical infrastructure that supports the entire seven-layer OSI networking framework, with solutions at every layer.”

All AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency and uncompromised video can benefit from SDVoE technology, which provides an end-to-end hardware and software platform for AV extension, switching, processing and control through advanced chipset technology, common control APIs and interoperability. SDVoE network architectures are based on off-the-shelf Ethernet switches, thus offering substantial cost savings and greater system flexibility and scalability over traditional approaches, such as point-to-point extension and circuit-based AV matrix switching.