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Belden Joins SDVoE Alliance to Promote AV over IP

AV over IP solutions meet the demand for high-definition, real-time engaging content

MONTREAL — Aug. 1, 2017 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced that Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has joined the Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE) Alliance to support a standardized hardware and software platform for AV over IP.

Belden’s innovative connectivity solutions take a universal approach to AV and IT signal transmission needs. As the industry adapts to Internet of Things (IoT) and convergence – bringing multiple disparate systems together onto one network for better communication, mobility, efficiency and safety – Belden’s complete portfolio of audio, video and communication products spans the needs of any cabling solution, helping organizations of all kinds integrate the delivery of high-definition, uncompressed signals.

AV over IP solutions meet the demand for high-definition, real-time engaging content, offering full high-definition capabilities with near-zero latency. Multi-point installations can be easily controlled and managed through any device: laptop, smartphone, etc.

“We’re pleased to become an active member of the SDVoE Alliance,” says Dave Geon, vice president of USA sales for Belden. “Years of research and development, spanning multiple levels of the OSI model, put us in a position to support the adoption of AV-over-IP platforms. Belden’s deep understanding of AV technology extends beyond cable and connectivity to include the active component brands in our portfolio – including Grass Valley, Thinklogical and Tripwire – which gives us unique insight into AV and IT platforms, and how they can work together.”

“The mission of the SDVoE Alliance is to provide the solid, stable, reliable and cost-effective AV-over-IP platform the pro AV market needs to fully realize the benefits of standardized Ethernet infrastructure,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “We look forward to working with Belden to capitalize on their vast experience in connectivity solutions and lessons learned during the broadcast industry transition from SDI to IP-based systems.”

In the AV industry, the demand for higher-performance communications has become more prevalent than ever before. As a result, professional and quality cabling systems and components that span a vast spectrum of applications are necessary. Belden’s cabling and connectivity expertise and performance in the broadcast industry has positioned it as the brand that customers and consultants have come to trust. As the industry adjusts to IP convergence throughout the broadcast and professional AV markets, Belden is well positioned with a broad product portfolio of audio, video, and communication solutions utilizing coax, fiber, hybrid fiber, multi-conductor and category cable and connectivity products including connectors, assemblies, panels and racks.

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today’s applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

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 and follow us on Twitter @SDVoE.


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