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SDVoE Alliance Introduces New Certified Design House Program

SDVoE Alliance announces AVI-SPL as the first system integrator to qualify as an SDVoE Certified Design House

MONTREAL (Nov. 29, 2022) – 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 the SDVoE Certified Design House program, a qualification for professional AV companies. AVI-SPL, a provider of collaboration and audiovisual technologies, is the first systems integrator to become an SDVoE Certified Design House.

SDVoE Certified Design House is an expansion of SDVoE Certified Design Partner program. Available online, SDVoE Alliance’s certifications publicly recognize experts in the creation of SDVoE systems that take advantage of AV-over-IP scalability and offer robust performance. Any company that designs, integrates, or installs AV systems can receive Certificated Design House recognition after a minimum of 25% of their technical staff obtain SDVoE Certified Design Partner certification.

“Since 2018, more than 2,000 AV professionals have individually qualified as SDVoE Certified Design Partners, so it is past time for us to recognize that many companies have staked out a leadership position in delivering sustainable, flexible AV-over-IP solutions to end users,” said Justin Kennington, president of SDVoE Alliance. “It’s no surprise to see AVI-SPL setting the pace among system designers and installers, and I am absolutely thrilled to welcome them as the first SDVoE Certified Design House. I invite the rest of the pro AV community to join in as well.”

“The SDVoE Alliance and its members provide solutions built on a standardized framework that is scalable, reliable and high-performance” said John Richards, Global Director of Engineering for AVI-SPL. “Expertise and industry knowledge are important to our business model at AVI-SPL. As a result, we are proud to be the first SDVoE Certified Design House.”

AVI-SPL is a digital enablement solutions provider that transforms how people and technology connect to elevate experiences, create new value, and enable organizations to thrive and grow. AVI-SPL holds a leadership position in pro AV, consistently bringing best of breed technologies, products, and solutions to their customers. Certification as an SDVoE Design House is a mark of that leadership attesting to the level of expertise and professional capability that AVI-SPL brings to the game. As the largest provider of collaboration technology solutions, which include their award-winning managed services, their highly trained team works hand-in-hand with organizations worldwide—including more than 80% of Fortune 100 companies.

Systems integrators interested in applying for SDVoE Alliance’s Certified Design House status can visit the SDVoE Alliance’s website. Once qualified, companies can begin utilizing the SDVoE Certified Design House credentials in their marketing and communication.

Individuals can become certified by completing and passing the SDVoE Design Partner Certification courses. Click here to register for the SDVoE Academy and complete the courses. Courses are also available with Chinese and Spanish subtitles.

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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.


AVI-SPL is a digital enablement solutions provider who transforms how people and technology connect to elevate experiences, create new value, and enable organizations to thrive and grow. We are the largest provider of collaboration technology solutions, which include our award-winning managed services. AVI-SPL’s highly-trained team works hand in hand with organizations worldwide – including over 80% of Fortune 100 companies – to strategize, design, deploy, manage, and support AV and UC solutions that are simple to use, scalable, serviceable, and measurable to ensure business objectives are achieved. Visit to learn more, or connect with AVI-SPL on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Media Contact

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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