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The SDVoE Alliance Announces Justin Kennington’s Resignation, Appoints Stephane Tremblay as President

Justin Kennington, responsible for the conception of the SDVoE Alliance, has resigned from his role as President, and welcomes Stephane Tremblay to his new position

MONTREAL (November 28, 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, announces Justin Kennington has resigned from his role as President, effective immediately, and introduces Stephane Tremblay as President of the SDVoE Alliance.

In 2016, Kennington conceived and founded the SDVoE Alliance to drive a standards-based approach to audiovisual technology. Under Kennington’s leadership, the SDVoE Alliance has grown from a handful of visionary Founding Members, including Christie, NETGEAR, Semtech, and ZeeVee, to a global organization comprising more than 60 industry-leading companies representing the vast diversity of the professional audiovisual industry. The SDVoE Alliance has developed a robust technology, established strong brand awareness, and created a vibrant community of SDVoE adopters.

“It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to step down to pursue new opportunities, personally and professionally,” said Kennington. “I am incredibly proud of the milestones, accomplishments and growth of the SDVoE Alliance. I sincerely thank the SDVoE Alliance Board of Directors, the membership, and the staff for their support and dedication during my time as President.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Stephane Tremblay, an industry trailblazer and technology visionary, as the President of the SDVoE Alliance. Stephane is a highly respected industry veteran with a deep understanding of and passion for SDVoE technology. Actually, he is personally responsible for my joining the team that created SDVoE in the first place! I am confident he will lead the SDVoE Alliance to even greater heights.”

Tremblay added, “I’m honored to be appointed by the SDVoE Alliance Board of Directors as the President of the SDVoE Alliance. Over the last seven years, Justin and the SDVoE Alliance have collaborated to solve industry challenges, promote the SDVoE standard, and educate the market about the benefits of AV-over-IP. I am energized to build upon the foundation that Justin has established and I look forward to the continued growth and success of the SDVoE Alliance.”

Tremblay is a familiar face to the SDVoE Alliance. Prior to 2016, he developed the technology that serves as the foundation for the SDVoE Alliance. With three decades of experience in the field of semiconductors and electronics, Tremblay designed the SDVoE Alliance’s IP-based system architecture to create a more flexible, reliable, and cost-effective solution compared to point-to-point connectivity and circuit switches. As a result, SDVoE technology is the only off-the-shelf solution that provides a complete, interoperable solution.

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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.


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