At InfoComm 2017, the SDVoE Alliance will highlight the contributions of member companies NETGEAR, Panduit and Cleerline Technology Group in providing the secure, scalable and reliable network infrastructure that the organisation stresses is needed for high performance AV/IT convergence.

Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance, says: “To truly converge IT and AV networks, you need 10G infrastructure, it’s here and it’s affordable at under $80 per port, compared to up to $1,000 per port for HDBaseT.

“Using SDVoE technology on a 10G network, 4K video can be transmitted without compression, leaving more than 1 gigabit per second for data network users. On top of that, no compression means no latency and no compromise of image quality. SDVoE technology delivers performance equal to that of a matrix switch, but the organisation is left with only one infrastructure to maintain and manage.”

On the manufacturing side, Charles Dobson, director of development for the SDVoE Alliance, adds: “SDVoE Alliance members bring different perspectives to the SDVoE initiative spanning the entire AV/IT ecosystem and when it comes to infrastructure, NETGEAR, Panduit and Cleerline contribute essential expertise. NETGEAR provides switches and storage, Panduit offers end-to-end network infrastructure solutions and Cleerline supplies easy-to-deploy fiber connectivity.”

NETGEAR is keen to underline the need for speed, with Laurent Masia, Sr. PLM, smart and managed switches at the company, saying: “The SDVoE Alliance and its technology finally provide the platform that is necessary to enable AV/IT convergence by using 10G Ethernet hardware to move video with flawless quality and zero latency. “NETGEAR M4300-series switches are configured out of the box for the fastest multicast processing and filtering to make getting an SDVoE system up and running easy, without complex switch configuration. The M4300 series offers a mix of copper and fiber ports to provide the right connectivity for both short- and long-haul distribution.”

Any technology transition of course needs standards to help guide the way and Dennis Renaud, vice president of Panduit’s Enterprise business, explains: “Panduit’s goals of promoting the expansion and standardisation of an AV-over-IP solution align with those of the SDVoE Alliance. Our high-quality, industry-leading network products and solutions are ideal for the pro AV market, enabling converged IP network infrastructures that are very cost-effective and that can easily grow with organizational needs.”

As for Cleerline, its integration that this company’s president and managing director, Robert D’Addario, wants to underline: “Seamless AV and IT over one robust infrastructure depends on components and connectivity that are genuinely integrated from end to end.”

“They also rely on the uncompromised transmission of ever-greater amounts of data between components with an ever-increasing array of specifications and performance characteristics. Our award-winning SSF fiber optic connectivity solutions allow integrators to use the most cutting-edge and future-proof connectivity format in any project with minimal training and massive time savings during installation.”

The organisation as a whole underlines that all AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency and uncompromised video can benefit from SDVoE technology, which can provide all the hardware and software needed to get the job done. Lots more info will be available on stand at InfoComm June 14-16 Orlando, Florida at the Orange Country Convention Center.