The SDVoE Alliance today announced its 2021 board of directors made up of pro AV experts from the six steering member companies; Black Box, Christie, IDK Corporation, NETGEAR, Semtech and ZeeVee — plus Grandbeing who won this year’s election to represent the contributing member companies. Justin Kennington retains his role as president of the SDVoE Alliance. Heading into its fourth year, pro AV’s fastest growing industry alliance has grown to 51 members shipping over 500 products, and more than 1300 certified SDVoE Design Partners.

“Despite the challenging year in our industry, we’ve been able to expand our audience reach with two successful in-person tradeshows —ISE in February and InfoComm Beijing in September, numerous online events, a network design help program, an online SDVoE product guide and more than 50 new courses in SDVoE Academy,” said Kennington. “We’ve got big plans for 2021 and I’m particularly excited about SDVoE LIVE! Tuesday Talk with AV Pros which launched Dec. 1. We start with ‘an Englishman and a Texan walk into a bar’, and end with high-quality pro AV education. A new episode airs every other Tuesday at 1PM ET.”

Watch the recording of the first episode, “A New Architecture for Network Convergence”, of SDVoE LIVE! in SDVoE Academy or on the SDVoE Alliance YouTube channel.

SDVoE Alliance Board of Directors

Individuals serving on the SDVoE Alliance board of directors for 2021 include the following industry leaders. Their biographies can be found at

Ryohei Iwasaki, IDK Corporation

Keith Kennedy, Grandbeing

Laurent Masia, NETGEAR

Jonathan McCune, Black Box

Bob Michaels, ZeeVee

Don Shaver, Semtech

Clark Williams, Christie

All AV distribution and processing applications that demand zero-latency, uncompromised video can benefit from SDVoE technology, which 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.

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