Ethernet AVB-standard chipset for uncompressed AV signal distribution

Ethernet AVB-standard chipset for uncompressed AV signal distribution

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By eeNews Europe

In addition to having an AVB-capable transport layer, the BlueRiver NT chipset delivers a complete end-to-end solution for professional audio-video (Pro-AV) applications. Such applications require long distance transmission and switching of 4K HDMI video, analogue and digital audio, RS-232, IR, GbE and USB signals while expecting plug-and-play, interoperable operation between device types, signal types and video resolutions.

In installations requiring traffic shaping and bandwidth reservation, AVB (Audio-Video Bridging) enables a platform where uncompressed video data and non-video data can be transmitted over a LAN environment with predictable performance.

“Ethernet-based platforms are poised to replace Pro-AV networks which currently rely on custom switching equipment,” said Kamran Ahmed, CEO and co-founder of AptoVision; “[AptoVision is] delivering an end-to-end AVB capable chipset supporting all Pro-AV requirements.”

Integrated into source-side AV transmitters and display-side AV receivers, the BlueRiver NT chipset transmits uncompressed Ultra-HD (4K) HDMI-video, 32 channels of audio, USB 2.0i and useful control signals over fibre or 100m Cat-x cabling using a packet-based architecture allowing the signals to be extended and switched through standard off-the-shelf (OTS) 10GbE switches. Proprietary technology to handle arbitration, source clock recovery, bandwidth management and network configuration ensures real-time, pixel for pixel, zero-frame latency transmission. The BlueRiver NT technology also supports real-time compositing to enable multi-view and video-wall applications.


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