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Part 2: Pro AV’s Codec Triangle: Why Compromise?

Posted by Helgi Sigurdsson on 22 July 2019

In the first installment of this two-part blog series, I touched on the Codec Triangle and several factors that make up a complex relationship between bandwidth, latency and quality in Pro AV. Additionally, I discussed video image compression and the harmful effects it can have on your picture. SDVoE™-based Pro AV solutions, built on Semtech’s BlueRiver® technology, are transforming the matrix switch and allowing uncompressed, low latency AV content up to 4K60 over standard Ethernet infrastructure. SDVoE-based solutions are uniquely equipped to fight the harmful effects of compression by leveraging Ethernet. In this blog, I will break down common compression codecs used in the AV space today and offer insight into the pros and cons of each for your application.

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver

LoRaWAN® and Wi-Fi: Unlicensed and Complementary to the Future of 5G

There can be no doubt that Wi-Fi and LoRaWAN® are very different networking protocols. Wi-Fi’s technology excels at short to medium range, high throughput and low latency communication, while LoRaWAN-based networks serve long range communication with small amounts of data. Despite these differences, these two networking protocols share some very similar characteristics, address largely complementary use cases and are often used in very collaborative ways.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Part 1: Pro AV’s Codec Triangle: an Overview

Posted by Helgi Sigurdsson on 15 July 2019

The professional AV market continues to show strong growth with Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™)-based infrastructure set to replace traditional matrix switching technology in the near future. SDVoE solutions, built on Semtech’s BlueRiver® technology, offer a few fundamental advantages for AV systems allowing uncompressed, low latency AV distribution over standard Ethernet infrastructure. In the AV world, a common gauge for how well your solution distributes AV content lies in how well it manages the “Codec Triangle.” Similar to the old adage: “good, fast and cheap, pick two,” the Codec Triangle refers to a similar scenario for bandwidth, latency and quality in regard to video compression and distribution over standard network infrastructure. In this two-part blog series, I will use the Codec Triangle to illustrate why BlueRiver-enabled SDVoE solutions deliver a better Pro AV user experience than any other AV distribution solution, including best in class AV over IP and matrix switch solutions.

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver

BlueRiver® Technology: the Backbone of ZeeVee’s Innovative Pro AV Solutions

Posted by Don Shaver on 10 July 2019

A founding member of the SDVoE Alliance™, ZeeVee is creating innovative AV over RF and AV over IP solutions to enable some of the AV industry’s most demanding use cases. ZeeVee provides end-users the capacity to tackle challenging specifications and tight budgets with products that offer simultaneous RF and IP output, as well as one of Pro AV’s most extensive line of IP-based products. This impressive portfolio is built on Semtech’s BlueRiver® technology for Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™) and has been successfully implemented worldwide for use in government, healthcare, broadcasting, hospitality, retail, and housing, among other industries.

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver

Part 1: LoRa® Leads the Way for Smarter Water Management

Posted by Rémi Demerlé on 08 July 2019

In Paris this November, Semtech will be again exhibiting at European Utility Week, the world’s foremost annual smart utilities and metering conference. Last year in Vienna, the conference drew more than 12,000 visitors and this year’s attendance is expected to increase by half. We will be among the over 800 exhibiting companies at the Paris event, and will be showcasing Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN® protocol for innovative utility metering applications. This blog is part one of a three-part series on the benefits of LoRa for utilities leading up to the event.

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Tags: LoRa, Smart Utilities, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Events

Extending the Life of Your IoT Device with LoRa®

Posted by Marc Pégulu on 03 July 2019

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly gaining momentum. Predictions indicate total spending on IoT technologies will reach $2.5 trillion in 2022, with the total number of devices deployed estimated to be in the billions. In a world with a billion connected devices, the reality is that many will need to be deployed in hard-to-reach places making the ability to service them very challenging and expensive. To accomplish this, developers and system integrators have to take every possible measure to provide technology that will help devices operate as efficiently as possible and prolong device life with future-proof designs.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things

Semtech’s BlueRiver® and AVX Chipsets Impress Crowds at InfoComm

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 27 June 2019

Semtech has just returned from InfoComm 2019, professional AV’s most anticipated event of the year, which hosted more than 40,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibiting companies. Once again, the SDVoE Alliance™ booth was abuzz with interested visitors eager to learn more about Pro AV’s next step beyond the matrix switch. Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™) solutions, enabled by Semtech’s BlueRiver® technology, were on full display with visitors being treated to many educational sessions from SDVoE Alliance representatives, as well as a head-to-head demonstration of the SDVoE-based solution versus the traditional matrix switch.

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Tags: Professional AV, Events, BlueRiver

LoRaWAN® Live Day: Ecosystem News, Awards and More!

Posted by Olivier Beaujard on 25 June 2019

The LoRaWAN®-based ecosystem was back again at the LoRa Alliance®’s Annual Members Meeting and LoRaWAN Live, which took place in Berlin, Germany, June 11-13. With a record registration of approximately 527 individuals from all over the world, this year’s edition of the event was a three-day whirlwind of new products, important announcements and cutting-edge demonstrations of Semtech’s LoRa® devices and the LoRaWAN networking protocol.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Events

Creating the Future of IoT at the LoRa Alliance® Annual Members Meeting

Posted by Olivier Beaujard on 10 June 2019

It’s back! The LoRa Alliance® will be hosting its Annual Members Meeting and LoRaWAN® Live in Berlin, Germany, June 11-13. The world’s leading telecom companies, system integrators, sensor manufacturers, start-ups, developers, and Internet of Things (IoT) enthusiasts will convene at the event to present their newest products, discuss marketing strategies and discuss the future of Semtech’s LoRa® devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) and the LoRaWAN networking protocol.

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Tags: LoRa, Wireless RF, Internet of Things, Events

BlueRiver® and the SDVoE Alliance™ Lead the Future of Networking at InfoComm 2019

Posted by Don Shaver on 04 June 2019

The largest annual professional audiovisual tradeshow in North America, InfoComm, is taking place next week from June 8-14. The AV industry’s biggest names will be descending on Orlando to showcase their newest products. Ranking as one of the fastest growing shows for attendance by Trade Show News, InfoComm offers the greatest collection of audio, digital signage and visual products of any tradeshow all under one roof. A crowd of 44,000 attendees from 110 countries will be flocking to InfoComm’s 1,000 exhibitions to get a glimpse into the industry’s future.

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Tags: Professional AV, Events, BlueRiver