Semtech’s BlueRiver® Enables ZeeVee’s ZyPer4K Products for Flexible Pro AV Applications

Semtech’s BlueRiver® Enables ZeeVee’s ZyPer4K Products for Flexible Pro AV Applications

SDVoE™-based solutions create secure interaction and seamless switching between AV sources

CAMARILLO, Calif., August 1, 2019 – Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that ZeeVee, Inc., a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology for ProAV and IT markets, utilizes Semtech’s BlueRiver® platform for SDVoE™ (Software Defined Video over Ethernet) in its ZyPer4K series of encoders and decoders.

“Semtech’s BlueRiver platform allows us to offer the industry’s lowest latency distribution of uncompressed 4K content with deep color sampling, high refresh rates and support for advanced features including multiple surround sound formats and dynamic HDR,” said Garth Leach, Director of Marketing at ZeeVee. “By leveraging Ethernet and the SDVoE ecosystem’s commitment to standardization, ZeeVee is able to provide end users the capacity to tackle challenging specifications and tight budgets with products that offer simultaneous RF and IP output, as well as one of Pro AV’s most extensive lines of IP-based products.”  

ZeeVee’s high performance ZyPer4K platform delivers uncompressed 4K at near-zero latency and saves customers up to 40 percent of the cost of a traditional AV switch. Successful deployments of this BlueRiver-based platform worldwide include use in government, healthcare, broadcasting, hospitality, retail, and housing industries. The Quadram Institute in Norwich, England, a state-of-the-art medical center featuring one of Europe’s largest endoscopic and bowel cancer screening suites, utilizes ZyPer4K encoders to distribute uncompressed 4K over the facility’s optical network. Norway’s largest university, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), deployed an SDVoE-based solution leveraging ZyPer4K to share AV content between its many lecture halls, labs and workspaces simultaneously. A 115-meter super yacht uses ZeeVee’s encoders as the centerpiece of its two SDVoE networks for secure interaction and seamless switching between AV sources.

“ZeeVee’s ZyPer4K encoders and decoders are important inclusions in the SDVoE portfolio, providing flexible Pro AV solutions for a wide variety of potential use cases,” said Don Shaver, Vice President of Video Products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “ZeeVee is a founding member of the SDVoE Alliance™, and has shown itself to be a leader for AV-over-IP applications. ZeeVee continues to utilize BlueRiver to create products that enable scalable, cost-effective AV distribution across rooms, enterprises, buildings, and stadiums without the use of expensive, proprietary AV matrix switchers.”

About Semtech’s BlueRiver® Platform

Semtech’s BlueRiver® platform, brings the disruptive power of Ethernet to AV signal distribution, forever 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 dramatically better price/performance, flexibility and scalability. The BlueRiver platform delivers a single programmable system on chip (SoC), which can be used to replace traditional AV/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 unique support for HDMI 2.0a and HDR. They also integrate high-fidelity video scaling, windowing and audio downmixing. For more information, visit

About ZeeVee, Inc.

ZeeVee is a global manufacturer of video and signal distribution technology for Pro AV and IT markets. ZeeVee’s solutions are installed in thousands of facilities worldwide where there is a need to transport HD/UHD content from multiple sources to multiple displays over long distances. For more information, visit  

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms for high-end consumer, enterprise computing, communications, and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The Company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit  

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