Breakthrough: AptoVision Adds Zero-Latency Scaling Mode to BlueRiver NT2000 AV-over-IP Chipset

The world’s most widely adopted 4K AV-over-IP technology, and the foundation of SDVoE technology, is now the only solution for IP transport and scaling without latency

MONTREAL — May 1, 2017 — AptoVision™ today announced that the latest firmware release for its BlueRiver™ NT2000 AV-over-IP chipset is now available and includes a new mode that enables video to be transported and scaled without latency. The new release also includes an advanced chroma resampling engine for complete video format flexibility. All video processing functions including broadcast-quality scaling, multi-source video compositing and video wall processing with bezel correction can be applied to any video signal without restriction.

“While others are saturating the market with the message that latency is unavoidable in AV over IP and in video processing, AptoVision have been hard at work shattering the status quo,” said Justin Kennington, strategic and technical marketing director at AptoVision. “Some claim that 30 milliseconds is ‘as good as it gets,’ but the latest update to BlueRiver NT2000 delivers a system that can transport and scale video in three milliseconds – a 10X improvement. As the established pioneers of the AV-over-IP revolution, I’m very pleased that we are extending our capabilities with features that the big guys said were impossible.”

AptoVision’s flagship chipset, BlueRiver NT2000, is part of the BlueRiver NT+ Series, which are the world’s only chipsets to transport uncompressed, zero-latency Ultra HD/4K HDR over Ethernet, and the foundation of SDVoE technology. The chipsets are HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 compatible and transmit true 4K/60Hz (4:4:4) video with latency under one tenth of a millisecond over 100m of CAT‐x or 30KM of fiber. They support the complete range of signal types including audio, GbE, USB 2.0, RS‐232 and IR, all of which can be routed independently. Audio can be extracted from or injected into any HDMI stream within the network. BlueRiver NT2000 offers high-value AV processing capabilities which enable video-wall, multi-view and seamless switching applications.

BlueRiver NT2000 will be powering all the demonstrations in the SDVoE Alliance booth at InfoComm 2017 (Orlando, June 14-16, booth 3729).

About the SDVoE Alliance

SDVoE is an initialism for “Software Defined Video over Ethernet”. The SDVoE Alliance is a nonprofit consortium of technology providers collaborating to standardize the adoption of Ethernet to transport AV signals in professional AV environments, and to create an ecosystem around SDVoE technology allowing software to define AV applications. The alliance participates in tradeshows and conferences, publishes white papers and case studies and promotes SDVoE technology, and solutions based on the technology, to system integrators, designers and consultants. Training and installer certification are also part of the mandate. The SDVoE Alliance founding members are AptoVision, Aquantia, Christie Digital, NETGEAR, Sony and ZeeVee. All interested parties are invited to join the alliance and work toward its goals. For more information, visit www.sdvoe.org.

About AptoVision

AptoVision’s award-winning BlueRiver chipset has forever changed the dynamics of the pro AV industry by letting installers and OEMs replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver dramatically better price/performance, flexibility and scalability. Enabling end-to-end systems for AV and KVM signal extension, video wall and multi-view applications, BlueRiver chipsets offer zero-latency, uncompressed 4K streaming over standard IP networks and unique support for HDMI 2.0a and HDR. AptoVision is a proud founder of the SDVoE Alliance, promoting a standardized software-defined video over Ethernet (SDVoE) platform for interoperable AV-over-IP applications. For more information, visit www.aptovision.com.