Law firm creates smart office using Semtech technology

  • March 1, 2020
  • imc

Audio-visual design company Presentation Products (PPI) is creating a smart office for an international law firm using Semtech’s Blueriver Pro AV platform.
The Californian companies have built a software-defined video over Ethernet (SDVoE) system to enable interactive meeting room displays, seamless collaboration over video calls and joint white-boarding sessions for Cooley LLP.
“Built for uncompromising performance, Semtech’s Blueriver technology offered PPI the ideal technology base to develop solutions with processing capabilities beyond those possible with a traditional matrix switch,” said Kyle Balkcom, principal at PPI. “With Blueriver, we are able to provide AV data transfer at near-zero latency and image resolution up to 4K60 4:4:4, creating flexible, scalable and standards-based SDVoE applications that allow our customers to work smarter and more efficiently.”
In 2017, Cooley sought to change the way its employees work together and provide an innovative means for collaboration at its New York office. With five floors and 45 conference rooms, Cooley required an AV system that could handle and distribute data at near-zero latency throughout the approximately 12,000 square metre facility.
The company consulted with PPI and decided on SDVoE-enabled AV-over-IP built on Aurora Multimedia’s line of Blueriver-based 10Gbit/s 4K transceivers. The system’s standards-based design enables the complete integration of devices from across the SDVoE ecosystem, while providing low compression on 4K media, future-proofing for higher resolution scaling and reliable data transfer over fibre.
The completed SDVoE-enabled system enables interactive displays throughout the office’s many meeting spaces, seamless collaboration over video calls and joint white-boarding sessions with remote participants, as well as a two story Blueriver-based video wall in the office lobby.
“Blueriver enables the replacement of traditional Pro AV circuit switching infrastructure with off-the-shelf Ethernet, providing much greater system flexibility and scalability along with substantial cost savings over traditional matrix designs,” said Don Shaver, vice president of video products for Semtech. “The technology creates SDVoE-based applications well suited to deliver the high quality AV data demanded by today’s leading corporations.”
Semtech’s Blueriver technology brings the power of Ethernet to AV signal distribution, changing the dynamics of the Pro AV industry by allowing installers and OEMs to replace proprietary AV matrix switches with off-the-shelf Ethernet networks that deliver better price-to-performance, flexibility and scalability.
The platform users a single programmable system on chip (SoC) that can be used to replace traditional AV and KVM extenders, matrix switchers, video wall controllers, and windowing processors with a simple network of transmitters, receivers and off-the-shelf Ethernet switches.
Blueriver chipsets are the foundation of SDVoE technology offering zero-latency, uncompressed 4K streaming over standard Ethernet with support for HDMI 2.0a and HDR. They also integrate high-fidelity video scaling, windowing and audio down-mixing.
Presentation Products is focused on designing, delivering and supporting audio-visual systems. Its programmers, field engineers and technicians are full-time employees. The technical and design staff are industry certified, and invest in continuing education and training opportunities.