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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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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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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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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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BlueRiver® Technology: Enabling Medical AV Solutions with Surgical Precision

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 23 May 2019

Semtech’s BlueRiver® technology is transforming the matrix switch by delivering high fidelity and low latency AV solutions. These unique advantages are critical in medical applications such as surgery and accurate diagnosis. With BlueRiver-enabled Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™) solutions, any video source up to 4K resolution is available anywhere at any time. Content from surgical scopes, X-ray and CT/MRI scans, patient records, and even custom signage and infotainment can be distributed via low cost 10G Ethernet networks to provide the most flexible medical AV systems.

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BlueRiver® on Display with Christie SDVoE-enabled Technology

Posted by Don Shaver on 07 May 2019

Christie®’s performance-driven Terra™ display solutions are being used to operate immersive, multi-screen events around the world. The lineup of Terra controllers, transmitters and receivers integrate Semtech’s BlueRiver® technology for Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE™) to display video content in real-time, artifact-free and with zero-frame latency.

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BlueRiver® for SDVoE™: Disrupting The Pro AV Market

Posted by Don Shaver on 16 April 2019

In this Q&A with Don Shaver, Semtech’s Vice President, Video Products, we explore the pivotal role Semtech’s BlueRiver® platform for Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™) plays in transforming the Pro AV industry.

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Why Broadcast Standards Don’t Matter in Pro AV

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 09 April 2019

The Pro AV market continues to show strong growth with AV over IP and the move to replace traditional matrix switch technology with standard, off the shelf Ethernet infrastructure set to revolutionize the industry across multiple applications and verticals. By contrast, the broadcast equipment market has shown single-digit growth for a number of years as broadcasters are slow to adopt IP-based technology and the new workflows required to meet the changing demands of content consumers. Uncertainty remains around the cost and complexity of the switch from SDI-based systems to all-IP switching, along with slow adoption of over-the-air standards for 4K video.

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PureLink’s IPAV Pro Series with BlueRiver® Achieves a New Benchmark for Rental and Staging Applications

Posted by Don Shaver on 08 April 2019

PureLink GmbH, a German-based manufacturer and distributor of professional AV equipment has embedded Semtech’s BlueRiver® platform for Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE™) into its new IPAV Pro Series product line. Our comprehensive BlueRiver chipset and software API helped PureLink build a high performance video system for demanding professional applications.

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IDK Introduces BlueRiver®-based SDVoE™ Encoder with SDI Input

Posted by Don Shaver on 02 April 2019

Semtech’s BlueRiver® platform continues to pave the way for the future of AV signal distribution over IP. The new SDVoE™-compatible NINJAR NJR-T01SDI encoder with 3D/HD/SD-SDI input is now available to the AV market. The high performance solution was built using Semtech’s BlueRiver chipset and software API.

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