In Press Releases

SDVoE Partner Consultant Program Announced – Kickoff Meeting to be Held at ISE 2018

Leading AV-over-IP architects to provide education and design expertise to integrators, installers and end users of software-defined video over Ethernet systems

MONTREAL — Dec. 13, 2017 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced its SDVoE Partner Consultant Program for recognized leaders in the field of AV over IP and experts in the design and architecture of SDVoE systems. The goal of the program is to provide guidance to integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high performance AV network deployments in education, healthcare, enterprise, entertainment, hospitality, retail, houses of worship, government, military, industry and security.

HyperSphere Limited are the lead consultant participating in the alliance program. Technology visionary and systems architect Frank Sheehan, CEO of HyperSphere, is the lead participant in the program along with Lee Payne, Director of Technology at HyperSphere. They have over 30 years’ experience within the field of AV-over-IP and will help define the role of consultants in the SDVoE ecosystem.  SDVoE partner consultants will generate materials such as case studies, design specifications and best practices guidelines.

“The SDVoE Partner Consultant Program is the next step in ensuring integrators and end users can take full advantage of the flexibility and scalability of Ethernet to deliver 4K video without compromise – and for the first time, to deliver AV and data on a converged infrastructure,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “Working with registered SDVoE partner consultants will give them the confidence to take advantage of all that SDVoE technology and AV-over-IP have to offer over traditional approaches such as point-to-point extension and circuit-based AV matrix switching.”

The first meeting of the SDVoE Partner Consultant Program will be held at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam on Feb. 7, 13:00-14:00 in room G109.  All interested parties are invited to attend the meeting to learn how they can join the program and benefit from participation. More information about the program and registration for the ISE meeting at available at

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 AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, 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.


Media contact
Janet Matey
Marketing Coordinator
+1 (514) 446-2412

About The Authors