Berk-Tek Joins SDVoE Alliance
Leading manufacturer of network infrastructure solutions supports the AV industry’s evolution to AV over IP
MONTREAL — Mar. 14, 2018 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced that Berk-Tek, a Nexans Company and global leader in cabling technology, has joined the alliance as an adopting member.
Berk-Tek manufactures all the latest infrastructure products with offerings ranging from Category 6A cables for 10GBaseT to loose tube and tight buffered fiber optic cables that are designed for applications ranging from data center to campus LAN environments.
“Berk-Tek’s mission is to provide our customers with solutions that meet both their current and future network needs, while continuously striving to maximize their return on investment. Central to that is staying ahead of emerging technology and applications,” said Brian Simmons, copper product manager at Berk-Tek. “Berk-Tek has long played an important role in the development of Ethernet standards, and with AV increasingly moving to the IP network, we hope to bring our expertise to this emerging market, while leveraging the experience and knowledge of other SDVoE alliance members.”
“SDVoE is the only ‘full stack solution’ for pro AV, addressing the entire 7-layer OSI networking framework with solutions at every layer,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “Berk-Tek’s products support the vital Ethernet physical layer, upon which all the other layers are built. We welcome their participation in the alliance and look forward to their contribution to the evolving ecosystem we are creating.”
All AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency, 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 offer substantial cost savings and greater system flexibility and scalability over traditional approaches – such as point-to-point extension and circuit-based AV matrix switching.
Berk-Tek is the premier source for copper and fiber optic network infrastructure solutions. For more than 50 years, Berk-Tek has led the industry in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and copper cables designed to transport high-speed data, voice and power transmissions. Berk-Tek’s world-class research and development teams are dedicated to developing innovative structured cabling solutions that are critically important to managing the demands of today’s emerging technologies. Berk-Tek has manufacturing facilities in New Holland, PA and Fuquay-Varina, NC. For more information, visit www.berktek.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 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 sdvoe.org and follow us on Twitter @SDVoE.
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