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World’s First AV-over-IP Products Built on AptoVision BlueRiver NT1000 Chipset Debut at InfoComm China 2017

Chinese equipment manufacturer HDCVT to showcase SDVoE transmitters and receivers

MONTREAL — March 29, 2017 — AptoVision™ today announced that the first products based on its BlueRiver™ NT1000 AV-over-IP chipset are now available from SDVoE Alliance member HDCVT. HDV-EB100CC (Copper) and HDV-EB100CF (Fiber) transmitters and receivers will be demonstrated at InfoComm China 2017 (April 12-14, China National Convention Center) in the HDCVT booth CD3-01.

The HDCVT transmitters and receivers ensure flawless 4K video quality at an affordable price, making them ideal for a wide range of AV applications. Compatibility with other SDVoE products gives designers complete flexibility at the system level.

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%.

“Ultra-high 4K resolution video sources and displays are becoming widely used in many commercial applications and the market is eager to find affordable AV-over-IP solutions that can replace expensive matrix switches to handle the 4K signals without compromising quality,” said Chris Lai, general manager at HDCVT. “We chose AptoVision’s new BlueRiver NT1000 chipset because it allowed us to meet our price/performance targets. We’ve worked closely with AptoVision to bring our products to market.”

“AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT+ is already the world’s most widely adopted 4K AV-over-IP technology,” said Charles Dobson, VP global sales at AptoVision. “Now with the lower cost, lower power consumption and smaller footprint of BlueRiver NT1000, innovative manufacturers like HDCVT can offer complete product portfolios that enable configurations and price points to satisfy virtually all 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.


Shenzhen HDCVT Technology Co., Ltd., established in 2010, is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of audio and video equipment, including audio/video converters, splitters, extenders and matrix switches, in more than 100 countries. The company is committed to intellectual property protection and safety compliance, and is an adopter of SDVoE, HDMI, HDCP and HDBaseT. Products are manufactured in accordance with CE, FCC, ROHS and other international standards under ISO 9001:2008. 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

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


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