In what the company is calling a major advance for chip-level integration in digital AV, AptoVision, provider of AV chipset technology, has announced BlueRiver 400, the first integrated chipset for processing and extending true 4K/60/4:4:4 AV signals. The new chipset incorporates Plethora, AptoVision’s newly announced engine for advanced audio and video signal processing, and delivers the industry’s longest signal extension range of up to 250m on Catx and 30Km on fibre cabling.
The Montreal-based company, winner of the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Companies to Watch award, has made the announcement at ISE.
Kamran Ahmed, CEO and co-founder of AptoVision said: “Not only are current AV extension technologies limited to a distance of 150m on Catx, the chipsets have no signal processing capabilities. This forces equipment manufacturers to bear the design complexity and cost of integrating multiple chipsets. The BlueRiver 400 chipset increases the extension range to 250m, while delivering invaluable AV processing functions such as broadcast-quality scaling, light compression, audio embedding/de-embedding and down-mixing.”
In addition to zero-frame latency transmission and end-to-end processing of video and audio signals, the BlueRiver 400 extends GbE, USB 2.0, RS-232 and IR signals. Its support for Catx or fibre cable types also reduces the complexity of design and simplifies procurement and inventory management for manufacturers, said Ahmed.