SDVoE Academy Mobile App Launches
Industry first: Bite-sized lessons available for free to AV professionals and technology managers anytime, anywhere, in the palm of their hand
MONTREAL — Aug. 19, 2019 — The SDVoE™ Alliance today announced that its SDVoE Academy learning platform is now available in the App Store for iOS and via Google Play for Android. The SDVoE Academy app offers free self-paced courses for AV professionals to help them develop the skills they need to take advantage of the latest technologies for AV signal management.
Short animation-based lessons and case studies cover video and networking basics, system design considerations and sales tips. There’s even a track that leads to SDVoE Design Partner certification.
Although the focus of SDVoE Academy is on SDVoE technology, the only interoperable AV-over-IP standard capable of replacing the performance of a matrix switch, the lessons are broadly applicable to the world of AV over IP.
Created in cooperation with AV/IT training experts Clavia Ltd., and launched in late 2018, the SDVoE Academy has become a trusted resource to fill knowledge gaps as the industry transitions to the simplified AV architectures made possible by the SDVoE standard.
“Thousands of AV professionals come to the SDVoE Academy every month to augment the skills that have served them in the past with new learning to make the most of technological advances as the AV and IT worlds converge,” said Matt Dodd, head of education for the SDVoE Alliance and CEO of Clavia Group. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer the full academy experience – an ever expanding repertoire of courses, captivating case studies, even SDVoE Design Partner certification – in an easy-to-use, convenient mobile app. No one else in AV is making education so easy to access.”
“Since inception, education has been a primary mission of the SDVoE Alliance,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “Now, through the SDVoE Academy mobile app, system designers, integrators and end users can work at their own pace, anywhere and everywhere, to discover how simple it actually is to enjoy the flexibility and scalability of Ethernet while benefitting from the performance of a matrix switch – 4K video without compromise, without latency, and without image artifacts.”
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 sdvoe.org and follow us on Twitter @SDVoE.
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