MONTREAL — June 9, 2021 — The SDVoE Alliance® today announced that Liberty AV Solutions, a leading provider of infrastructure, connectivity and hardware solutions to the pro AV industry, has joined the alliance as an adopting member. The company will work toward the organization’s goals of standardizing the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and creating an ecosystem around SDVoE technology that allows software to define AV applications.
“Pro AV is in the midst of an inevitable shift away from point-to-point and traditional matrix connectivity to AV-over-IP solutions, and with this membership we are aligning ourselves with the leading platform for networked AV,” said Kevin Peterman, director of product management/development at Liberty AV Solutions. “We look forward to working with the other members of the alliance and system integrators who can take advantage of our complete range of SDVoE hardware, bulk wire and cable, premade cables, bulk and premade fiber, connectors, adaptors, plates and panels, tools and electronics in their SDVoE system deployments. We are also launching an industry leading software designed to complement the SDVoE hardware by making systems easy to deploy and providing all of the information the commissioning individual needs. System configuration, system control, and analytics reporting will all be part of this new platform.”
“Infrastructure is vitally important in the convergence of AV and IT,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “Strong partners like Liberty ensure that we can meet the needs of our collective customers for high-performance, reliable and cost-effective AV-over-IP network installations in all the markets we serve – from education, healthcare, enterprise and entertainment to government, military industrial and control room applications.”
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.
About Liberty AV Solutions
Liberty AV Solutions is recognized as a leading supplier of audio-visual integration products, including industry-leading digital solutions. Liberty is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and operates offices in Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Hawaii, and Europe. Liberty remains focused on customer service and education while continuing to provide the broadest range of professional AV products available. Liberty AV Solutions is a subsidiary of WESCO International, Inc., a publicly-traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit http://www.libertycable.com/.
About the SDVoE Alliance
SDVoE is an initialism for “Software Defined Video over Ethernet”. The SDVoE Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology allowing software to define AV applications. The alliance operates the free SDVoE Academy training platform, participates in tradeshows and conferences, publishes white papers and case studies and promotes SDVoE technology, and solutions based on the technology, to system integrators, designers, consultants and end users. Steering members of the SDVoE Alliance are Black Box, Christie Digital, IDK Corporation, NETGEAR, Semtech and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit sdvoe.org or connect with us on Twitter @SDVoE, LinkedIn, and the SDVoE blog.