Comparison: SDVoE vs. traditional HDBaseT system design

SDVoEHDBaseT
Zero latency delivery
No image artifacts
Unified audio, video, and control
Flexible off-the-shelf switching infrastructurex
Cost$$$$
Number of devicesMinimalDouble
Built-in video wallsx
Built-in image compositingx
Multi-vendor interoperability guaranteed by APIx

SDVoE- based systems are a far better solution than those based on HDBaseT. SDVoE requires fewer devices, costs less, and most importantly, meets the performance and bandwidth requirements of today, and into the future.

These two diagrams compare a traditional HDBaseT matrix switch design with an SDVoE-based approach. Both systems are designed to meet the same requirements: switching of multiple inputs, extension, a 2×2 video wall, one multi-view display and KVM control over sources. The SDVoE system design is very streamlined, requiring only half the number of devices as a traditional approach.

Traditional matrix switch-based design using HDBaseT ­– 22 devices required

SDVoE design – only 12 devices required


This dramatic simplification of system design is one of the major advantages of SDVoE. Not only do SDVoE systems employ fewer devices than HDBaseT systems, but because they use off-the-shelf Ethernet components, they result in lower cost designs, especially as system requirements scale-up in size. Often, an SDVoE system design results in a system budget cost savings of 30% to 50% over an HDBaseT design.