The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced that its SDVoE Design Partner Program is up and running. This first-of-its-kind online training and certification publicly recognizes experts in the creation of SDVoE systems that take advantage of AV-over-IP scalability, yet offer matrix-switch-like performance.
Created in cooperation with leading AV consulting firms HyperSphere Limited and Hewshott International, as well as AV/IT training experts Clavia Ltd., the goal of the program is to certify designers qualified to offer guidance to integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high performance AV network deployments in education, healthcare, enterprise, entertainment, hospitality, retail, houses of worship, government, military, industry and security.
As a service to the industry, the list of certified SDVoE designer partners will be published on the SDVoE Alliance website. End users interested in leveraging SDVoE technology to meet their business needs will be able to tap into the expertise of this specialist community. As the group of design partners grows, their input will be used by the alliance to expand the tools available, including design templates, specifications, and case studies.
“The SDVoE design partner training provides entrée into designing with products from all 39 members in the growing SDVoE ecosystem as we work together to support the alliance’s mission of replacing the matrix switch,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “We look forward to the contributions of new SDVoE design partners to the pool of knowledge and best practices guidelines related to SDVoE network deployments.”
“Vendor-backed standards are important in the AV industry,” said Justin Harding, senior IT consultant at Hewshott International. “This training curriculum is well suited as an introduction for AV designers to the simplified AV architectures made possible by the SDVoE standard.”
“With the future of AV being network centric, the importance of the right training is paramount. Therefore, people trained competently to design SDVoE systems, and accredited as such, increase the knowledge base and will provide even faster adoption of this technology that improves AV system performance AND can save cost,” said technology visionary and systems architect Frank Sheehan, CEO of HyperSphere. “SDVoE designs provide more flexible and scalable systems than traditional point-to-point extension and circuit-based AV matrix switching, while offering additional integrated software features like multiview capability and video wall support, without added cost and complexity.”
Presentations introducing the SDVoE Design Partner Program will be held periodically in the SDVoE Alliance booth N720 at InfoComm 2018 (Las Vegas, June 6-8) All interested parties are invited to attend to learn how they can join the program and benefit from participation. More information about the program and the online training is available at http://sdvoe.org/alliance/design-partners/.
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 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 and consultants. Training and installer certification are also part of the mandate. The SDVoE Alliance founding members are Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Semtech, Sony and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit sdvoe.org and follow us on Twitter @SDVoE.