AptoVision BlueRiver NT1000 Hardware Development Kit Now Available

Ready-to-manufacture, yet customizable reference designs let equipment manufacturers get quickly to market with SDVoE-compliant, AV-over-IP transmitters and receivers

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MONTREAL — May 3, 2017 — AptoVision™ today announced the immediate availability of the BlueRiver™ NT1000 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. 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 encoders and decoders by up to 50%.

The BlueRiver NT1000 Hardware Development Kit includes a pair of reference design units (receiver and transmitter); 20 security devices for prototyping; all reference design files in source format including schematics (Orcad); layout (Allegro) and gerbers; a complete bill of materials; and comprehensive hardware design guides. Technical guidance during the design process and engineering review of the OEM’s design schematics are also provided.

“AptoVision Hardware Development Kits give manufacturers absolutely the fastest path to AV-over-IP product lines,” said Charles Dobson, VP global sales at AptoVision. “Our field-proven designs and thorough documentation reduce development risk and help our OEMs quickly deliver complete product portfolios that enable configurations and price points to satisfy even the most demanding pro AV application requirements.”

Purpose built and cost optimized for AV/KVM switching and extension applications, the HDMI 2.0- and HDCP 2.2-compliant BlueRiver NT1000 can transmit true 4K/60Hz (4:4:4) video with zero-frame latency over 100m of CAT‐x or 30KM of fiber. It supports the complete range of signal types including audio, GbE, USB 2.0, RS‐232 and IR, all of which can be routed independently. Audio can be extracted from or injected into any HDMI stream within the network.

AptoVision’s flagship chipset, the BlueRiver NT2000 continues to offer high-value AV processing capabilities which enable video-wall, multi-view and seamless switching applications. Together, the two members of the BlueRiver NT+ Series allow manufacturers to offer a top-to-bottom portfolio of AV-over-IP products which address the full range of feature, performance and pricing requirements for virtually all AV applications.

At InfoComm 2017 (Orlando, June 14-16), AptoVision and SDVoE Alliance representatives will be available in booth 3729 to discuss AV-over-IP development opportunities. Manufacturers may contact Charles Dobson (cdobson@aptovision.com) to arrange a meeting.

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 AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit www.sdvoe.org.

About AptoVision

AptoVision provides advanced chipsets for AV signal distribution. The company’s award-winning BlueRiver technology has forever changed the dynamics of the pro AV industry by letting installers and OEMs replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better price/performance, flexibility and scalability. Enabling end-to-end systems for AV and KVM signal extension, IP-based switching, video wall and multi-view applications, BlueRiver chipsets offer zero-latency, uncompressed 4K streaming over standard Ethernet and unique support for HDMI 2.0a and HDR. They also integrate high-fidelity video scaling, windowing and audio downmixing. Founded in 2011, AptoVision is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit www.aptovision.com.

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