The world’s first 8K AV-over-IP transport solution has been announced by the SDVoE Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of technology providers. The upcoming transmitters and receivers deliver 8K video across a standard 10G network. The new technology is backward compatible with 4K SDVoE systems, and will be presented in a live demo at InfoComm 2022.
SDVoE plays a vital role in bringing 8K to professional audio and video systems integration by providing the world’s first 8K AV-over-IP solution. HDMI 2.1 defines many 8K formats with varying bit depth, chroma subsampling, frame rate and color space. SDVoE 8K supports all of these formats without adding any compression or latency. Four independent links on an off-the-shelf 10G Ethernet switch provide 40Gb per 8K endpoint; no special or unusual switches are required.
Chris Chinnock, owner of Insight Media, and Stéphane Tremblay, chief technology officer of AptoVision for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group, discuss the technical aspects of SDVoE’s 8K AV-over-IP transport solution. Learn more here.
“SDVoE is truly the first AV-over-IP solution to support 8K resolutions – and the fact that it’s compatible with existing SDVoE systems is important,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “An existing 4K 10G SDVoE transmitter can send signals to a new 8K 4x10G SDVoE receiver. The opposite is true, assuming 4K content is sent from the 8K transmitter. What comes in goes out without compromise, no added compression or latency.”
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.
Visit the SDVoE Alliance in booth W423 at InfoComm 2022 from June 8–10, 2022. For more information on the SDVoE Alliance, please visit www.sdvoe.org.