ISE 2014, 4 – 6
February, Amsterdam, Stand No. 10-K137
announces BlueRiver™ NT, a game changing technology for uncompressed AV signal distribution
Chipset cuts cost
of AV matrix switching equipment by 60% while eliminating associated R&D costs and reducing time-to-market
and inventory risk
Quebec, Canada – 6 January 2014 – AptoVision, a Montreal-based technology company, is launching its new
BlueRiver™ NT chipset at ISE 2014, Amsterdam. The new chipset is the world’s first and only mainstream chipset
to enable the transmission and switching of real-time, uncompressed Ultra-HD AV signals with zero-frame latency
over off-the-shelf (OTS) Ethernet switches. Replacing custom AV Matrix switches with standard Ethernet switches
cuts the cost of AV matrix switching equipment by 60% while also eliminating the associated R&D cost,
procurement complexities and inventory risk.
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 2.0(i) and useful control signals over fibre or copper
cabling using a packet-based architecture allowing the signals to be switched through standard OTS 10G Ethernet
switches. Proprietary technology to handle arbitration, source clock recovery, bandwidth management and network
configuration ensures real-time, pixel for pixel, zero-frame latency transmission.
time-to-market, cost and risk associated with developing, certifying, manufacturing, testing and stocking
multiple configurations of custom AV Matrix switches prevents many AV equipment manufacturers from competing
effectively in the market for AV signal distribution equipment,” said Kamran Ahmed, CEO and co-founder of
AptoVision. “By leveraging the large variety and numerous available configurations of OTS Ethernet switches, our
BlueRiver NT uniquely enables such AV equipment manufacturers to deliver a complete AV signal distribution
platform without the R&D effort or procurement and inventory risk associated with custom AV Matrix
distribution systems based on AptoVision’s BlueRiver NT platform offers numerous other benefits,
* Unmatched I/O
density: OTS Ethernet switches deliver a 96-port switch in a 2U chassis, 60% smaller than equivalent custom AV
cost savings: OTS Ethernet switches are 60% less costly than equivalent custom AV switches.
flexibility. Providing a standard LAN backbone, other networking gear can be used on the same AV
scalability and future-proofing: Adding I/Os beyond the maximum density of the installed configuration is as
easy as connecting another switch using the high bandwidth up-links instead of replacing the entire switch as in
the case of custom AV switches
* Embedded local
management: BlueRiver Smart-setup auto-configures every BlueRiver device even in the most complex networked
available control software. Decades of pre-existing R&D for LAN monitoring and control can be leveraged for
AV switching without the need to develop custom control software.
The BlueRiver NT
technology will be on show at AptoVision’s booth (#10-K137) during the ISE tradeshow. Requests for a meeting or
a guided demo can be sent to email@example.com.
AptoVision’s proprietary AV signal distribution and processing engine implemented on off-the-shelf FPGA
technology for cost effective and scalable transmission and switching of AV signals.
Resynchronization (ACR) Technology: Unique technology that allows synchronous, zero-frame latency transmission
of video over low-cost, off-the-shelf networking equipment.
Coder: A highly efficient channel coder that combines and streams multiple signal types onto a single
bandwidth-optimised transmission channel.
company, AptoVision is redefining the AV signal processing and distribution platform through its BlueRiver™
technology and FPGA-based chipsets. Integrating unique IP, the BlueRiver™ platform delivers 50% to 80% reduction
in system costs and up to 10x performance gains over comparable solutions. The platform also enables the only
products in the world which scale with current and evolving AV signal distribution requirements for ultra-high
definition and ultra-high bandwidth video, multi-format support, multi-video transmission, and advanced pixel
BlueRiver are trademarks of AptoVision. All other products and company names herein may be trademarks of their
registered owners. (i) requires 3rd party USB chipset.
Kamran Ahmed, AptoVision, Tel: +1 514 908 9768, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +44 (0)1296