Siemon Joins SDVoE Alliance, Will Share Interoperability and Standardization Vision at InfoComm 2019

Leading global network infrastructure specialist looks to SDVoE as the disruptive technology that will ultimately pave the way for full convergence of IT and AV

MONTREAL — May 28, 2019 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced that Siemon, a leading manufacturer of IT infrastructure solutions, has joined the alliance as an adopting member. At InfoComm 2019 (Orlando, June 12-14, booth 1143), industry experts will share Siemon’s vison for the AV industry in two SDVoE 20/20 in-booth education sessions:

Going the Distance: AV over Fiber Made Easy
Tony Veatch, Director of Product Management, Siemon
Wednesday, June 12 at 4:30

Copper AV Connections: More than Just Continuity
Bob Lockwood, Sales Manager, Siemon Interconnect Solutions
Thursday, June 14 at 3:30

“Over the past decade, we’ve seen balanced twisted-pair copper cabling become a clear choice for connecting AV equipment and end devices, but many of these systems have not been true IP-based or operating at data rates that stress the cabling infrastructure,” says Carl Siemon, President and CEO of Siemon. “As a global manufacturer of low-voltage copper and fiber cabling solutions, we understand that high performance cables and connectors will play an important role in ensuring headache-free SDVoE operation. As a leading advocate for interoperable and converged IP-based infrastructure, Siemon is pleased to join the SDVoE Alliance as we see significant opportunities to educate integrators about cabling infrastructure choices that will enable SDVoE equipment and devices to deliver cost and space savings, improved reliability, and the bandwidth needed to handle the world’s ever-increasing amount of ultra-high-definition video.”

“The mission of the SDVoE Alliance is to provide the solid, stable, reliable and cost-effective platform that can truly transform the matrix, and high performance, standardized Ethernet infrastructure is a vital part of that,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “We look forward to this important collaboration with Siemon as the newest alliance member and we welcome their participation in our education initiatives as the industry gathers in Orlando.”

SDVoE 20/20 presentations will start on the hour and half hour throughout all three days of the show. A full schedule of all sessions can be obtained in the SDVoE Alliance booth 1143. Pre-registration for the sessions and prize drawings is available on the SDVoE Alliance website at

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.

About Siemon

Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance IT infrastructure solutions and services for Data Centers, LANs and Intelligent Buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suites of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and Intelligent Infrastructure Management solutions. With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of Industry Standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Through an ongoing commitment to waste and energy reduction, Siemon’s environmental sustainability benchmarks are unparalleled in the industry, including 179% global carbon negativity and zero-landfill status.

Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. We provide custom network infrastructure solutions to: OEM’s, Leading Manufacturers, Value-Added Resellers and System Integrators. 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 Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Semtech, 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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