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NK Systems Joins SDVoE Alliance Leading up to ISE 2018

German startup specialized in network and communication technology shares vision of high-performance networked AV

MONTREAL — Jan. 25, 2018 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced that NK Systems, a developer of high-performance network storage, video servers and video editing workstations, has joined the alliance as an adopting member. Co-founders Rajko Erdmann and Robin Scholz will be on hand in the SDVoE Alliance booth at ISE 2018 (Amsterdam, Feb. 6-9, stand 3-B150) to share their product roadmap.

“We build HPC solutions for the entertainment and broadcast industries that rely on decentralized setup and employ hardware used by the latest data centres,” said Scholz. “That’s where SDVoE technology comes into play. Participating in the alliance is a natural fit for the future of our company.”

“We are proud to welcome the dynamic young team at NK Systems to the SDVoE Alliance,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “We look forward to their unique contribution to the ecosystem we are developing around SDVoE technology.”

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 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.

About NK Systems

Founded in 2017, NK Systems GmbH has set itself the task of developing cost-effective HPC solutions for applications in the areas of events, television and production. The company’s product portfolio includes innovative video servers for large events, powerful workstations for broadcasting vehicles and facilities, as well as high-speed network storage, which perfectly complements the other products. For more information, visit

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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