by SDVoE Alliance | Booth: 15-M255

World’s First Ethernet Switch with Integrated HDMI The SDVoE Alliance will feature the world’s first implementation of HDMI connectivity within an Ethernet switch on stand 3-B150. HDMI input and output modules that plug directly into a NETGEAR M4300-96X 10G Modular Managed Switch eliminate the need for standalone encoders and decoders to support in-rack video sources and destinations, simplifying design and installation and reducing overall system cost. With this introduction, IT and AV are combined at the integrated product level, rather than purely at the infrastructure level. “SDVoE is transforming the matrix by replacing the expensive ‘big iron’ at the core of a matrix switching system with an efficient Ethernet switch,” said Justin Kennington, president of the SDVoE Alliance. “The last advantage for the traditional matrix switch was its ability to support native HDMI for in-rack sources. This new class of product, leveraging NETGEAR’s unique modular Ethernet switch, eliminates any benefit to the old matrix switch.”