Savant Joins SDVoE Alliance

The Residential Automation Provider will Demonstrate its New SDVoE-based IP Video Product Line at ISE 2018
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The Residential Automation Provider will Demonstrate its New SDVoE-based IP Video Product Line at ISE 2018

Savant has joined the SDVoE Alliance as an adopting member and will demonstrate its new SDVoE-based IP Video product line at ISE 2018 in Amsterdam, February 6-9.

SDVoE technology 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.

Savant’s new switching platform delivers 4K/60 4:4:4 HDR video distribution over IP with zero frame latency, according to the company, leveraging Savant’s history in telecom. The system features a centralized 10GbE switch, enabling high-bandwidth Ethernet connectivity throughout the project.

The video and audio distribution capability of this new switch is meant to provide a cost effective way to meet the demand for the highest quality experience across any job size, with scalability only limited by the size of the network, allowing installations of from 2 to 128 zones or more. New products in the lineup include the Savant IP Video four- and eight-input video transmitters as well as Savant IP Video output receivers available with either fiber or copper as an option.

Versions of the Savant product also includes on-board DSP processing to manage conversion of Dolby and DTS formats to stereo down-mixes.

“Our dealer base is enthusiastic about our new IP Video solutions and early adoption has been extremely strong,” said Tim McInerney, director of product marketing at Savant. “We’re excited to be part of the alliance and to bring the benefits of SDVoE standards to our dealers and their clients.”

“We are thrilled to have Savant join the alliance with already shipping products that are really exercising the full capabilities of the SDVoE platform,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “It is fascinating to see features like multi-image compositing and audio DSP applied to the residential application environment. This is a great area of growth for the SDVoE standard.”