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SDVoE Design Partner Training and Certification Program Expanded and Updated

Available online and via mobile app, certification publicly recognizes experts in the creation of SDVoE systems that take advantage of AV-over-IP scalability, yet offer matrix-switch-like performance

MONTREAL — Sept. 10, 2019 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced that its SDVoE Design Partner training and certification program has been expanded and updated. Short animation-based lessons help AV designers who know how to design matrix switch-based systems learn everything they need to know to take full advantage of SDVoE, the only technology that leverages the scalability of AV over IP while offering the performance of the best matrix switches.

The SDVoE Design Partner curriculum has been augmented with three new modules and now includes a comprehensive introduction plus sessions on the OSI model, the SDVoE API, network design, network topologies, SDVoE video modes, the codec triangle and multicasting.

Those who complete the free program and become certified are ready to design SDVoE systems and provide guidance to integrators, installers and end users in deploying high performance AV networks with advanced capabilities. The SDVoE Alliance publishes the list of certified SDVoE Design Partners so that end users can seek out design help and designers can attract business.

“More than 600 AV professionals have already been through the program and become certified SDVoE Design Partners,” said Matt Dodd, head of education for the SDVoE Alliance and CEO of Clavia Group. “We’ve tracked their progress and listened to their feedback to improve and expand the training modules and fill knowledge gaps as the industry transitions to the simplified AV architectures made possible by the SDVoE standard.”

“The fact that so many system designers, integrators and end users have used the SDVoE Academy and the SDVoE Design Partner program is testament to the need for trusted resources as the industry melds AV and IT technologies,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “We challenge current SDVoE Design Partners to refresh their expertise and test their knowledge with the new assessment and invite everyone in the industry to join our growing ecosystem that now includes 45 member companies with over 200 interoperable products.”

The SDVoE Design Partner program is available online through the SDVoE Academy at The SDVoE Academy app is available in the App Store for iOS and via Google Play for Android.

The SDVoE Alliance is an official AVIXA™ Certified Technology Specialist™ (CTS®) Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. The online SDVoE Design Partner Program offers AVIXA CTS RUs along with SDVoE certification.

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 and follow us on Twitter @SDVoE.


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