The SDVoE Design Partner Program is open to leaders in the field of AV over IP and experts in the design and architecture of SDVoE systems. The goal of the program is to establish recognized consultants and designers who can provide guidance to integrators, installers and end users in leveraging the SDVoE standard for high performance AV network deployments.

There are three steps to becoming an SDVoE Design Partner:

  • Complete the five training modules below and the subsequent assessment with a score of at least 17/20 to receive your certification. SDVoE Design Partner Certification also makes you eligible for one AVIXA CTS or CTS-D Renewal Unit.
  • We’ll list your name and company on the Certified SDVoE Design Partners web page on the SDVoE Alliance website unless you tell us that you would prefer not to be listed.
  • Commit to delivering a comprehensive SDVoE case study or network design within your first year of registration and each subsequent year to maintain your status as an SDVoE Design Partner.

Welcome to the SDVoE Design Partner Certification course, your gateway to this incredible ecosystem. Throughout the course you will learn all about how an SDVoE system works, from the design topology to the API which drives software defined video across a 10g network, and at the end of the course you will have the opportunity to take a short assessment to test your new knowledge. 

As you’ve just discovered, SDVoE technology relies on a tried and tested Ethernet platform. Unlike the proprietary matrix switch, we don’t need to spend millions of dollars developing our switching infrastructure because network manufacturers have been taking care of that for over 40 years. During this course you will learn about the OSI Model, and how it’s used to break AV streams into packets of data which can then be sent across an Ethernet network.   

The Application Programming Interface is the heart of software defined video. We use the term API regularly but do you really know what an API actually does? You will very shortly. Enjoy.  

This course will introduce you to the basics of network design, and you don’t need to start with a blank sheet. Remember to download our network topology templates straight after this course and use them to create your own company network drawings for every project.

It’s really important to specify the correct components which make up the topology of an SDVoE system. As industry professionals we’re very familiar with a matrix switch topology and this course will compare the differences between the two. You’ll be introduced to the various components of an SDVoE system design which in turn will give you much more confidence in demonstrating the flexibility and scalability of SDVoE to your customers. 

SDVoE technology isn’t just the matrix transformed, it includes functionality which would normally be a very expensive optional extra. This course will walk you through the various video modes SDVoE provides as standard.

Now you have a clearer understanding of how SDVoE technology can offer multiple video modes, let’s take a deeper dive into the science behind how it achieves this. This course will use the CODEC triangle to explain exactly how SDVoE is The Matrix Transformed giving you a much clearer understanding of the relationship between bandwidth, latency and quality. 

The Ethernet network is the new home for video distribution, and with SDVoE technology matching the performance of the matrix switch it’s important to have clarity on how a network switch achieves this. This course will introduce you to multicasting, and more specifically how Internet Group Management Protocol, or IGMP, is used to manage multicast traffic across a network giving you the extra confidence you need when specifying the correct components for your SDVoE system.  

A 20 question assessment to test your knowledge of the Design Partner Certification course. A pass mark of 17 is required to gain your certificate.