SDVoE Alliance Confirms Board of Directors for 2021
Pro AV’s fastest growing industry alliance will rely on industry leaders for guidance in challenging times
MONTREAL — Dec. 15, 2020 — The SDVoE Alliance® today announced its 2021 board of directors made up of pro AV experts from the six steering member companies — Black Box, Christie, IDK Corporation, NETGEAR, Semtech and ZeeVee — plus Grandbeing who won this year’s election to represent the contributing member companies. Justin Kennington retains his role as president of the SDVoE Alliance. Heading into its fourth year, pro AV’s fastest growing industry alliance has grown to 51 members shipping over 500 products, and more than 1300 certified SDVoE Design Partners.
“Despite the challenging year in our industry, we’ve been able to expand our audience reach with two successful in-person tradeshows — ISE in February and InfoComm Beijing in September, numerous online events, a network design help program, an online SDVoE product guide and more than 50 new courses in SDVoE Academy,” said Kennington. “We’ve got big plans for 2021 and I’m particularly excited about SDVoE LIVE! Tuesday Talk with AV Pros which launched Dec. 1. We start with ‘an Englishman and a Texan walk into a bar’, and end with high-quality pro AV education. A new episode airs every other Tuesday at 1PM ET.”
SDVoE Alliance Board of Directors
Individuals serving on the SDVoE Alliance board of directors for 2021 include the following industry leaders. Their biographies can be found at https://sdvoe.org/board-of-directors/.
Ryohei Iwasaki, IDK Corporation
Keith Kennedy, Grandbeing
Laurent Masia, NETGEAR
Jonathan McCune, Black Box
Bob Michaels, ZeeVee
Don Shaver, Semtech
Clark Williams, Christie
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 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 sdvoe.org and follow us on Twitter @SDVoE.
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