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“The SDVoE Show: Adventures in Pro AV Education” Launches

Exciting new type of live, interactive event to feature training on a variety of important pro AV topics, illuminating case studies, panel discussions and more

MONTREAL — April 8, 2020 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced “The SDVoE Show: Adventures in Pro AV Education”, a new online initiative that will bring entertaining and informative content to the pro AV community.

The kick-off event will be SDVoE Design Partner certification training delivered in two parts on April 21 and 23 by SDVoE Alliance head of education and CEO of Clavia Group Matt Dodd from London and hosted from Montreal by Charles Dobson, SDVoE Alliance director of development.

“We’re planning a full slate of shows over the coming months, tailored for time zones all around the world,” said Charles Dobson. “For now, system designers, integrators and end users can’t come to us in the usual way at tradeshows, so we’ll be coming to them with training on a variety of important pro AV topics, illuminating case studies, panel discussions and more.”

“We’re thrilled to capitalize on Clavia Group’s track record in cognitive learning and interactive training production to collaborate on The SDVoE Show,” said Matt Dodd. “The first episodes will present SDVoE Design Partner certification training in a new way that is sure to be engaging and get everyone’s questions answered. More than 800 AV professionals have already been through the program at in-person sessions and on SDVoE Academy and we’re excited to see what this new live, online, virtual format has to offer for learning.”

Inaugural event

SDVoE Design Partner certification training teaches AV designers 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.

Those who complete the certification assessment 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.

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

April 21 – Part 1
1:00–2:00 PM (GMT-04:00)
Eastern Time – New York

Topics: SDVoE Defined, The OSI Model, The Application Programming Interface (API), The Importance of Network Design

April 23 – Part 2
1:00–2:00 PM (GMT-04:00)
Eastern Time – New York

Topics: Network Topologies, SDVoE Video Modes, The Codec Triangle, What is Multicasting?

Registration is available at Those who cannot make both dates may register for one session and be guided to resources to learn about the other topics.

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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SDVoE Alliance
Janet Matey
Marketing Coordinator
+1 (514) 446-2412

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