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InfoComm 2018 Preview: A quick chat with SDVoE Alliance’s Justin Kennington

Ahead of InfoComm 2018, AVTE had the briefest of chats with some of the leading exhibitors about the importance of the show and a sneak preview of what to expect

Company: SDVoE Alliance

Name: Justin Kennington

Title: President

Why is it important for your company to attend InfoComm?

Education is a primary mandate of the SDVoE Alliance. We see it as our mission to help AV tech mangers talk intelligently to IT people, and to ensure IT people understand the importance of user experience in AV. This year we have a theater in our booth where we will feature industry experts presenting 20-minute education sessions on a variety of topics essential for system integrators, designers, consultants, installers and manufacturers who want to understand the new SDVoE paradigm. There will be talks on AV-over-IP and networking topics, control software interoperability and AV/IT convergence, plus case studies and much more.

We’re calling this series “SDVoE 20/20”. Attendees can choose from more than 20 sessions, invest 20 minutes to learn about various aspects of AV-over-IP in easily digestible chunks, and someone at each session will leave with $20. Those are the best odds in Vegas!

Presentations will start on the hour and half hour throughout all three days of the show. We’ll have the full schedule of all the sessions available at the front desk at SDVoE Alliance booth N720. The complete list, along with pre-registration for the sessions and prize drawings, is also available on the SDVoE Alliance website at

What can people expect from you at the show?

In addition to a busy in-booth theater schedule, we’ll be talking up our new SDVoE Design Partner Program. This first-of-its-kind online training and certification publicly recognizes experts in the creation of SDVoE systems that take advantage of AV-over-IP scalability, yet offer matrix-switch-like performance.

We created the program in cooperation with leading AV consulting firms HyperSphere Limited and Hewshott International, as well as AV/IT training experts Clavia Ltd with the goal of certifying designers qualified to offer guidance to integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high performance AV network deployments in education, healthcare, enterprise, entertainment, hospitality, retail, houses of worship, government, military, industry and security.

As a service to the industry, the list of certified SDVoE Design Partners is published on the SDVoE Alliance website. End users interested in leveraging SDVoE technology to meet their business needs will be able to tap into the expertise of this specialist community. As the group of design partners grows, their input will be used by the alliance to expand the tools available, including design templates, specifications, and case studies. More information and the list of certified SDVoE Design Partners can be found at

And one more thing, visitors will be blown away when they understand the variety of applications already being deployed on the SDVoE platform. For the first time, we’ll be demoing AV network management and control software from leading AV manufacturers and software developers running on the same SDVoE transmitters and receivers. Demos will include VuWall TRx, ZeeVee MaestroZ and iMAGsystems Lightning applications, all built on the SDVoE API. It’s right there in our tagline – SDVoE is “The Platform for Networked AV”. A platform succeeds by attracting development and enabling a variety of applications. Now that SDVoE is established as the standard for transporting video across a network without compromise, we see the community of software developers growing.

Where can customers find you?

Booth N720 – all day, every day!