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World’s First PoE-enabled Products Built on AptoVision BlueRiver Chipsets to be Showcased at InfoComm China 2017

Aurora Multimedia’s IPX Series transceivers combine SDVoE technology with 10G PoE capability to increase AV system deployment flexibility

MONTREAL — March 27, 2017 — AptoVision™ today announced that the first products based on its BlueRiver™ NT AV-over-IP chipsets to include 10G Power over Ethernet (PoE) capability are now available from Aurora Multimedia, a fellow SDVoE Alliance member. The IPX Series, in conjunction with Huawei’s new 24-and 48-port 10G PoE switches, will be demonstrated at InfoComm China 2017 (April 12-14, China National Convention Center) in the Aurora booth EK5-01.

“With PoE, the constraint of having to locate AV endpoints near AC power outlets is eliminated,” said Paul Harris, CEO of Aurora. “This unique capability, coupled with the zero-latency transmission of pristine 4K video enabled by the AptoVision BlueRiver technology, lets integrators easily satisfy even the most demanding pro AV application requirements.”

“Incorporating 10G PoE into the IPX Series of transceivers is just the latest innovation from Aurora Multimedia,” said Charles Dobson, VP global sales at AptoVision. “They have a long history of AV industry ‘firsts’ and have been delivering zero-latency 4K streaming solutions based on our BlueRiver chipsets for quite some time.”

About Aurora Multimedia
Aurora Multimedia products incorporate state-of-the-art technologies that surpass typical specifications and features. From the introduction of the industry’s first non-proprietary, Web-standards-based IP control systems and touch panels, to today’s advanced SDVoE™ and IPBaseT® IP video distribution solutions –Aurora has been a dominant force in the AV industry. Advanced AV processors with scaling, multi-image rotation, and dual/quad display processing only add to our highly adaptive, diversified product line. Aurora provides solutions for a variety of global markets, including government, education, security, hospitality, corporate, and house of worship. For 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

AptoVision™ and BlueRiver™ are trademarks of AptoVision. SDVoE™ is a trademark of the SDVoE Alliance. All other company, product and technology names are trademarks of their respective owners.


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