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SDVoE Alliance Emphasizes Sustainability to Power the Future of 8K

SDVoE to highlight high-performance AV that promotes sustainability during ISE 2023

MONTREAL (January 24, 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, will showcase a solution for uncompressed video transmission to create a sustainable, eco-friendly approach to AV at ISE 2023.

The SDVoE Alliance has strongly emphasized high-performance AV that promotes sustainability. As hardware devices become more complex, they consume more power. Higher compression ratios demand more complex and power-hungry algorithms. FPGA-based products consume up to four times the power of ASIC-based devices. With 8K resolutions on the horizon, compressions will have to evolve to fit the new demands, which results in larger boxes, more fans, and limited performance.

“An SDVoE Alliance member recently supported an installation with over 1,000 endpoints at a large facility in Brussels,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “The installation resulted in over 150,000 kWh annual energy savings. For reference, the cost of electricity in Belgium is now over 17 cents per kWh. As a result, SDVoE’s technology has saved the customer over $26,000 per year in electricity costs alone!”

Kennington added, “An ASIC-based device might consume up to 80% less power than an FPGA-based device performing the same job. The ASIC power consumption is an important savings for 4K. Still, it will become even more critical as resolutions increase because the higher the pixel rate, the higher the power consumption. Today’s FPGAs are simply incapable of processing 8K resolution. The FPGAs of tomorrow are power-hungry and extremely expensive. An ASIC-based solution, like SDVoE, is the only way forward.”

SDVoE is the only AV-over-IP solution that can match the performance of a matrix switch. With 8K on the horizon, SDVoE has standardized the first 8K AV-over-IP transport solution. HDMI 2.1 defines many 8K formats with varying bit depth, chroma subsampling, frame rate, and color space. SDVoE’s 8K technology supports these formats without adding compression or latency.

Visit the SDVoE Alliance in stand 5D200 at ISE 2023 from January 31–February 3, 2023 at the Fira Barcelona Gran Via. For more information on the SDVoE Alliance, please visit Keep up with the latest news from the SDVoE Alliance on LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.

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 or connect with us on Twitter @SDVoE, LinkedIn, and the SDVoE blog.


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Laura Hunt
Marketing and Communications Manager, SDVoE Alliance
Mobile: +1 774-801-2455

Morgan Lawrence, APR
Director of Communications, THE rAVe Agency
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