In years past, whether for Commercial Integrator or for rAVe I have done my Thanksgiving posts in a sort of “Blessings and Turkeys” theme, relating what I felt were the best and worst things AV gave us over the past year. This year however, when faced with a blank screen and a keyboard, I am […]

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AptoVision Acquired by Semtech Corporation


Semtech Corporation, a supplier of analog, mixed-signal semiconductors and algorithms, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire AptoVision Technologies Inc., a privately-held provider of uncompressed, zero-frame latency, Video over IP solutions addressing the exciting Pro AV market. The acquisition is expected to add over 30 employees based in Montreal. AptoVision CEO Kamran Ahmed will join Semtech reporting to Gary […]

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VuWall’s TRx Now Supports Multi-Stream Decoding Devices


VuWall has announced that its software platform TRx now also supports Picture-in-picture IP decoding, and scaling across multiple decoders. VuWall TRx is a software platform is a software platform to deploy and manage small to large-scale AV networks of encoder and decoder boxes. The TRx software platform claims to make it easy to configure, to […]

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AptoVision BlueRiver NT1000 Hardware Development Kit Now Available


AptoVision today announced the immediate availability of the BlueRiverNT1000 Hardware Development Kit. BlueRiver NT1000 is the latest product in AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT+ Series of AV-over-IP chipsets, which remain the world’s only chipsets to transport uncompressed, zero-latency Ultra HD/4K HDR over Ethernet and are the foundation for Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE) technology. AptoVision says that the BlueRiver NT1000 delivers advanced IP-switching and extension capabilities, while reducing the […]

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AptoVision Adds Zero-Latency Scaling Mode to BlueRiver NT2000 AV-Over-IP Chipset


AptoVision today announced that the latest firmware release for its BlueRiver NT2000 AV-over-IP chipset is now available and includes a new mode that enables video to be transported and scaled without latency (aka: latency under one tenth of a millisecond over 100 meters of CAT‐x or 30 kilometers of fiber). The new release also includes what they are calling an “advanced chroma […]

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The SDVoE Alliance Explained


There’s a lot of confusion about AV-over-IP in the AV market right now — with the only “standard” being Dante — and that’s basically all-audio. But, the SDVoE Alliance  started by AptoVision, is trying to explain why they think the AptoVision way of doing AV-over-IP is best. I had a chance to speak to SDVoE’s […]

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DVIGear Introduces Next Generation of DisplayNet at ISE


DVIGear showed its next generation DisplayNet — their AptoVision-based 10GbE Ethernet AV-over-IP product line. The DisplayNet DN-200 Series supports sending up to 4K /60p (4:4:4) with 8-bit color, or 4K /60p (4:2:0) with 10-bit color (HDR) via a 10 Gbps network. Also, the DN-200 Series includes an HDMI 2.0 input that fully supports HDCP 2.2, […]

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AptoVision Debuts New BlueRiver NT1000 Chip-set Design


The BlueRiver NT1000 from AptoVision is the newest AV-Over-IP chipset reference redesign — we wanted to be technically accurate and everyone else in the press is reporting it as a chip, but it’s not. Expanding the BlueRiver NT+ Series it is able to transport uncompressed, zero-latency Ultra HD/4K HDR over Ethernet. AptoVision says that the NT1000 can reduce material costs […]

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Aquantia New FPGA Programmable PHY Means We Will See Smaller Video-Over-IP Products Using AptoVision Technology


  Aquantia is a high-speed Ethernet connectivity chip company and they have partnered with AptoVision to build a single-chip solution for video-over-IP on a 10GBASE-T infrastructure. The combination of Aquantia’s AQcite FPGA-programmable Multi-Gigabit Ethernet PHY with AptoVision’s BlueRiver technology means that we will soon see smaller products for sending video and audio over Ethernet. Right now, the only option for manufacturers is […]

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AptoVision to Present Four InfoComm Commercial Solutions Theatre Sessions at ISE 2017


At ISE 2017 (Amsterdam, February 7-10), members of AptoVision’s executive team will present four sessions on various aspects of software-defined video over Ethernet (SDVoE) technology in the InfoComm Commercial Solutions Theatre in Hall 8, on stand 8-D360. The sessions are free for all attendees. Video quality vs. latency vs. bandwidth: pick the best codec for […]

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New Industry Alliance Set Up to Manage AV-over-IP Standards (Sort of) – Don’t Expect Much


AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee today announced that they have formed the SDVoE Alliance to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in ProAV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology that allows software to define AV applications. Many AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency and […]

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Leading AV-over-IP Chip Company, AptoVision, Expands R&D Facility In Canada


AptoVision today announced strategic new hires in R&D, product management and customer support as well as relocation to a new facility that quadruples lab and office space. More than 25 global manufacturers are now incorporating AptoVision’s award-winning BlueRiver NT+ AV-over-IP chipsets in over 35 pro AV signal distribution products. The company’s expansion in staff, space, […]

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AptoVision Releases BlueRiver API


AptoVision today announced BlueRiver API, a complete application programming interface that lets developers easily harness all the features of AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT+ Series of AV-over-IP chipsets, the world’s only technology to transport uncompressed, zero-latency Ultra HD/4K HDR over Ethernet. BlueRiver API and the full BlueRiver NT+ Series of AV signal distribution chipsets will be presented […]

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AptoVision Expands BlueRiver NT+ Series of AV-over-IP Chipsets


AptoVision today announced BlueRiver NT1000, the latest product in AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT+ Series of AV-over-IP chipsets,which remain the world’s only chipsets to transport uncompressed, zero-latency Ultra HD/4K HDR over Ethernet. BlueRiver NT1000 delivers all the advanced IP-switching and extension capabilities AptoVision is known for, while reducing the bill of material costs for AV over IP […]

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


If 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 […]

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AptoVision BlueRiver NT+ Technology Powers VuWall VSIP-4K Encoder/Decoder


AptoVision, a pioneer of game-changing AV chipset technology, announced today that VuWall, a developer of world-class video wall management software, has selected AptoVision BlueRiver NT+ technology to power its VSIP-4K encoder/decoder, the company’s first branded AV distribution hardware product. The VuWall VSIP-4K, which runs on the AptoVision BlueRiver NT+ platform, enables the distribution of uncompressed […]

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iMAGsystems Claims Zero-Latency 4K Over IP


iMAGsystems just released a video over IP 4K encoder/decoder series called Lightning that’s based on the AptoVision chip-set. Claiming it to be an uncompressed, zero frame latency 4K Video over IP system using off the shelf Cat6A networking switches, Lightning delivers HDMI video up to 4k resolution (Buyer Beware: there is no chroma sampling rate […]

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AptoVision Announces BlueRiver 400, a 4K to IT Chip


AptoVision (known by most of you for their BlueRiver NT stuff that companies use to send HDMI and RGB via the network) has announced BlueRiver 400, an integrated chipset for processing and extending  4K/60/4:4:4 AV signals. The new chipset incorporates Plethora, AptoVision’s newly engine for advanced audio and video signal processing, and claims to deliver […]

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AptoVision Unveils Plethora at ISE


AptoVision will introduce Plethora at ISE. Plethora claims to be the first fully in-line engine for high fidelity processing of uncompressed audio and video signals across the network. AptoVision says that Plethora provides broadcast-quality scaling, color space conversion, frame rate conversion and several new audio functions including audio embedding and de-embedding. Available on its BlueRiver […]

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AptoVision Previews Launch Plans For ISE 2016


Promising new industry benchmarks for digital AV signal extension, signal processing and chipset integration, AptoVision, has big plans for ISE next month. Last year at ISE, AptoVision received both Best of Show and Best New Technology awards for BlueRiver NT from rAVe, its chipset technology for enabling full-bandwidth transmission of true 4K/60/4:4:4 AV signals over […]

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AptoVision Announces BlueRiver NT+, Capable of 4K/60 (4:4:4) Video Extension and Switching


AptoVision today announced its new BlueRiver NT+ chipset can now support IP-based switching and extension of true 4K/60Hz (4:4:4) video with zero frame latency over 100 meters of CatX or 30KM of fiber. While practically all existing solutions claiming support for 4K/Ultra-HD transmission compromise either on refresh rate (30Hz at 4:4:4) or on color space […]

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Gary Interviews AptoVision’s CEO, Kamran Ahmed, About Future of Video Over the Network


I have often written that what HDBaseT is doing now is merely a band-aid to the future of video signal routing and distribution. Why? Well, it’s not network-based. HDBaseT converts video, audio, network, control and power to a signal so that it can be carried over CATx cable over long distances. But, it’s not over […]

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AptoVision’s ISE Splash


AptoVision’s technology – carrying AV signals via the network – will be demo’d in multiple partner’s booths during the ISE tradeshow in Amsterdam (February 10th to February 12th, 2015). These include Aurora Multimedia (booth 4-T18), DVI-Gear (booth 1-F44), Grandbeing (booth 10-S122), IDK Corporation (booth 9-C111), Opticomm-EMCORE, (booth #10-K123), and ZeeVee (booth 10-N149). “As a young […]

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AptoVision Claims World’s First AVB Capable Chipset for Uncompressed AV Signal Distribution


AptoVision has announced Ethernet AVB protocol support for its new BlueRiver NT chipset, which AptoVision says is the first and only AVB capable chipset for distribution of uncompressed AV signals over 10GbE switches. In addition to having an AVB capable transport layer, the BlueRiver NT chipset delivers a complete end-to-end solution for professional audio-video (ProAV) […]

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