Semtech’s BlueRiver® Technology Creates Smarter Offices with SDVoE™

Semtech’s BlueRiver® Technology Creates Smarter Offices with SDVoE™

Presentation Products, Inc.’s BlueRiver-based applications enable interactive meeting room displays, seamless collaboration over video calls and joint whiteboarding sessions

CAMARILLO, Calif., Mar. 18, 2020 – Semtech Corporation  (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Presentation Products, Inc. (PPI), a supplier of audiovisual design and integration solutions for the corporate, educational and hospitality markets, has created an innovative Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™)-based solution leveraging Semtech’s BlueRiver® Pro AV platform for Cooley LLP (Cooley), a leading international law firm.

“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 City 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 130,000 square foot facility. The company consulted with PPI and decided on an SDVoE-enabled AV-over-IP solution built on Aurora Multimedia’s line of BlueRiver-based 10 Gbps 4K transceivers. The system’s standards-based design enables the complete integration of devices from across the SDVoE ecosystem, while providing minimal compression on 4K media, future-proofing for higher resolution scaling and reliable data transfer over fiber. The completed SDVoE-enabled system enables interactive displays throughout the office’s many meeting spaces, seamless collaboration over video calls and joint whiteboarding 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’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “The technology creates SDVoE-based applications well suited to deliver the high quality AV data demanded by today’s leading corporations.”

To learn more about BlueRiver, please visit the Semtech website.

About Semtech’s BlueRiver®

Semtech’s BlueRiver® technology, 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 Presentation Products, Inc.

Presentation Products, Inc. is completely focused on designing, delivering and supporting the next generation of audiovisual systems. Unlike many in the industry, its programmers, field engineers and technicians are full-time PPI employees and are passionate about delivering industry-leading AV solutions. PPI’s technical and design staff are industry certified, and actively invest in continuing education and training opportunities to remain at the forefront of technology trends. 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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