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BlueRiver® Applications Part 1: KVM

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 19 April 2022

Since its official launch in early 2020, the BlueRiver® ASIC has been the bedrock of all new product developments for Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™). From standalone encoders and decoders, to HDMI wall plates, the ASIC has provided a lower power and cost effective platform from which our customers can expand their product portfolios. With full integration of USB, designed for connecting and routing USB devices such as keyboards, mouse and track balls, BlueRiver sets a new benchmark for KVM over IP applications.

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, SDVoE

BlueRiver® AV Manager: Customizable, Flexible, Scalable

Posted by Helgi Sigurdsson on 21 September 2021

Semtech’s award-winning BlueRiver® platform was designed to address Pro AV market requirements in an efficient and cost-effective manner, enabling manufacturers to create complete AV-over-IP product lines at a variety of price points. BlueRiver is uniquely valuable in that it is a turnkey hardware and software solution. 

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, SDVoE

The Roar of the Crowd: BlueRiver® for Stadiums

Publié par Gareth Heywood, le 20 juillet 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, there was a general feeling that it would all be over in six months. Few expected the global shutdown of live events and professional sports. Concert tours were postponed and sports arenas stood empty as the effects of the pandemic rolled on into the year. I had bought tickets to see the My Chemical Romance reunion tour in September 2020, for my son Max’s 18th birthday. But of course, it’s been postponed (twice) and it looks like I’ll be taking him for his 20th birthday instead! Pro sports are starting to open up in many countries, and people like me are itching to go to concerts to see our favorite bands, comedians and theater productions, and be immersed in the collective cheers and applause of the audience again. In the immortal words of the late, great Freddie Mercury, “the show must go on!”

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, SDVoE

BlueRiver et audio sur IP

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 08 July 2021

Since starting out my career working at Dolby Laboratories in the early to mid-90s, I’ve often been referred to as “the audio guy.” However, I’ve actually spent the majority of my career working with video technologies, initially with the Serial Digital Interface (SDI), and more recently, with Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™) which is powered by Semtech’s award-winning BlueRiver® technology for Pro AV. Still, I have a soft spot for all things audio and make a point of highlighting the audio features of my product lines, as some of these often get overlooked.

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, SDVoE

BlueRiver® for the Hybrid Campus

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 24 May 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for higher education establishments to adopt hybrid styles of learning, providing the benefits of in-room learning to remote students. The Audio Visual (AV) experience is a major component of this hybrid approach, combined with the flexibility of high performance networks, to deliver the most stimulating and immersive experience for both teaching staff and students. As the world recovers and students go back to school, there may still be the need to reduce class sizes for social distancing purposes, and therefore, “extend” the teaching experience beyond the single classroom, with many students still participating remotely, either from different rooms or from home.

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, SDVoE

Not All Cables Are Created Equal

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 24 February 2021

When it comes to AV signal switching and extension over standard copper category cabling, Semtech offers two high performance platforms: AVXT chipsets for point-to-point AV extension applications, and the BlueRiver® AVP series of devices for AV-over-IP and Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE™) network-based applications. Both solutions take advantage of standard Ethernet technologies, typically operating at 10Gbps, to support transmission of high bandwidth 4K60 video with uncompressed image quality. However, when video bandwidth does not require the full 10Gbps, both AVXT and AVP can operate at the 2.5Gbps and 5Gbps Ethernet rates. The benefits at operating at these lower data rates includes significantly longer cable reach over high performance category cable, or reuse of existing network cable infrastructure designed to carry lower data rate Ethernet.

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, AVXT, SDVoE

From AVXT to BlueRiver® AVP: Pro AV ASIC Interoperability

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 05 January 2021

It’s been almost a year since the official launch of Semtech’s ASIC platform for Pro AV extension, routing and distribution. Two dedicated platforms were launched: AVXT for point-to-point AV extension applications over copper category cable and optical fiber, and the BlueRiver® AVP series of devices for AV-over-IP and Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE™) network-based applications. And what a year it has been! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, customer uptake and product developments have certainly exceeded expectations, and 2021 will see the launch of an exciting range of Pro AV products powered by the new AVXT and BlueRiver AVP ASICs.

DISCOVER SEMTECH'S BlueRiver CHIPSET FOR SDVoE APPLICATIONS

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, AVXT, SDVoE

Demystifying Dolby Vision for Pro AV

Posted by Stephane Tremblay on 18 November 2020

For those of you that have been in Pro AV for decades, confusion is not something new. Remember the analog sunset? Remember HDCP? Remember going over-IP? Fortunately, confusion is a phenomenon that disappears over time.

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, AVXT, SDVoE

Discovering the BlueRiver® ASIC: Webinar Q&A

Posted by Gareth Heywood on 15 July 2020

With the launch of the BlueRiver® ASIC at the beginning of 2020, the AV over IP landscape is being redefined by products offering new levels of cost, performance and interoperability. As the core technology for Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™), BlueRiver is recognized as the only IP-based technology capable of providing true video matrix-level performance, with pixel-perfect image quality and ultra-low latency. Supporting a broad range of markets and end-applications, such as live events, esports, medical, high-end residential, and command and control, system designers can take advantage of the powerful SDVoE Applications Programming Interface (API) to develop application-specific software running on a common BlueRiver-powered hardware platform.

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, SDVoE

How SDVoE™ Enables Interoperability in Pro AV

Publié par Helgi Sigurdsson, le 12 mai 2020

Tous les points de terminaison de distribution AV de type Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™) sont interopérables, quel que soit le fournisseur ou l'origine. Pourquoi ces terminaux sont-ils interopérables ? Qu'est-ce qui permet de garantir cette interopérabilité ?

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Tags: Professional AV, BlueRiver, SDVoE

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