Roadmap 2023: SDVoE Alliance

Justin Kennington, President of SDVoE Alliance
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AVT Question: Please share insight into your company's roadmap for 2023.

Thought Leader: Justin Kennington, President of SDVoE Alliance

The SDVoE Alliance has strongly emphasized and will continue to focus on high-performance AV that promotes sustainability. Hardware devices are becoming more complex; therefore, they consume more power. Traditional technology has forced compression to become more complex and power-hungry. With 8K resolutions on the horizon, compressions will have to evolve to fit the new demands, which results in larger boxes, more fans, and limited performance. 

The FPGAs of tomorrow are power-hungry and extremely expensive. An ASIC-based solution, like SDVoE, is the only way forward." —Justin Kennington, President of SDVoE Alliance

An ASIC-based device might consume up to 80 percent less power than an FPGA-based device performing the same job. The ASIC power consumption is an important savings for 4K. Still, it will become even more critical as resolutions increase because the higher the pixel rate, the higher the power consumption. Today’s FPGAs are simply incapable of processing 8K resolution. The FPGAs of tomorrow are power-hungry and extremely expensive. An ASIC-based solution, like SDVoE, is the only way forward.

The SDVoE Alliance is focused on providing a solution for uncompressed video transmission to create a sustainable, eco-friendly approach to AV. SDVoE technology eliminates traditional restraints of FPGA devices, meanwhile reducing footprint by providing a solution with a zero-latency compression engine that results in reduced power consumption and smaller form-factor products. Altogether, the SDVoE’s members provide over 700 products designed to integrate flexibly to provide system integrators, designers, consultants, and installers with a reliable, sustainable solution.

Cindy Davis
Brand and content director of AV Technology

Cindy Davis is the brand and content director of AV Technology (AVT). She was a critical member of the AVT editorial team when the title won the “Best Media Brand” laurel in the 2018 SIIA Jesse H. Neal Awards. Davis moderates several monthly AV/IT roundtables and enjoys facilitating and engaging in deeper conversations about the complex topics shaping the ever-evolving AV/IT industry. She explores the ethos of collaboration, hybrid workplaces, experiential spaces, and artificial intelligence to share with readers. Previously, she developed the TechDecisions brand of content sites for EH Publishing, named one of the “10 Great Business Media Websites” by B2B Media Business magazine. For more than 25 years, Davis has developed and delivered multiplatform content for AV/IT B2B and consumer electronics B2C publications, associations, and companies. A lifelong New Englander, Davis makes time for coastal hikes with her husband, Gary, and their Vizsla rescue, Dixie, sailing on one of Gloucester’s great schooners and sampling local IPAs. Connect with her on LinkedIn