SDVoE Alliance Adds New Members and Professional Certifications to Close Record Year
SDVoE Alliance tallies growth in membership and professional certifications as the professional AV industry embraces AV-over-IP solutions
MONTREAL (February 9, 2023) – The SDVoE Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, announces growth in members and SDVoE Academy Certifications to tally a record-breaking year.
In 2022, the SDVoE Alliance welcomed 18 new members, including Datapath, QSC, Yamaha Corporation and many others. Together, the SDVoE Alliance’s members provide over 800 solutions designed to integrate seamlessly and flexibly to provide system integrators, designers, consultants, and installers with a reliable, sustainable solution. The SDVoE Alliance provides its members with the only off-the-shelf technology that offers a full-stack solution. The flexibility, availability and sustainability of SDVoE’s technology, which is powered by the BlueRiver ASIC, has enabled its members to navigate today’s supply chain disruptions. Today, more than 85% of SDVoE members can ship products within two weeks. Additionally, over 70% of SDVoE members have provided high-quality solutions without increasing prices over the last year.
“AV-over-IP is a fast-growing market. As system integrators, designers, consultants and other industry professionals continue to invest in AV-over-IP solutions, the SDVoE Alliance has welcomed new members to support the industry shift,” said Justin Kennington, president of SDVoE Alliance. “The simplified hardware architecture of SDVoE products helps to ensure that our members have access to the necessary components to deliver high-performance solutions to meet industry demands. Meanwhile, many of the industry’s most prominent manufacturers have failed to meet customer demands due to component shortages.”
Kennington added, “Additionally, we continue to expand the SDVoE Academy to provide useful resources for industry professionals gathering knowledge and experience to further their businesses. The SDVoE Academy has delivered more than 120 courses in video technology, network basics, and system design, with many more courses on the horizon.”
The SDVoE Academy, a self-paced online course, has become a trusted resource for AV professionals gathering knowledge and experience to take advantage of the SDVoE Alliance’s technology. Since 2020, the SDVoE Academy has accredited over 1,400 professionals with Design Partner Certification. The SDVoE Academy offers two individual certification programs, SDVoE Design Partners and SDVoE Developers. In the Fall of 2022, the SDVoE Alliance introduced the SDVoE Certified Design House program, a qualification for professional AV companies. The SDVoE Certified Design House was established to recognize the many companies that have heavily invested in leadership, innovation and education surrounding sustainable, flexible AV-over-IP solutions to end users.
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 operates the free SDVoE Academy training platform, 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, consultants, and end users. Steering members of the SDVoE Alliance are Black Box, Christie Digital, IDK Corporation, NETGEAR, Semtech, and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit sdvoe.org or connect with us on Twitter @SDVoE, LinkedIn, and the SDVoE blog.