Semtech’s BlueRiver® Technology Enhances Interoperability and Flexibility in Pro AV

Semtech’s BlueRiver® Technology Enhances Interoperability and Flexibility in Pro AV

Theatrixx integrates BlueRiver in its new series of Pro AV converters

CAMARILLO, Calif., June 19, 2019 — Semtech Corporation  (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Theatrixx Technologies (Theatrixx), a developer and manufacturer of technical solutions for the professional audio visual and performing arts industry, has integrated Semtech’s BlueRiver® Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE™) technology into its new series of xVision Pro AV converters.

“The pro video environment can be a confusing one given the wide array of video formats, resolutions, codecs, connection interfaces, and transport methods that reduce equipment compatibility and increase system complexity and the risk of errors,” said Gabriel Duschinsky, Chief Technology Officer at Theatrixx. “We are strong advocates of standardization and making things simpler for the user, so since we first heard about BlueRiver technology, we knew it would be a perfect match for our vision. We firmly believe SDVoE technology is the only true ‘common denominator’ to bridge all these standards using a uniform approach, with full 4K60 support and the lowest latency possible.”

Theatrixx’s xVision HDMI to Fiber and Fiber to HDMI converters are a rugged pair of professional 4K60 HDMI extenders with an integrated BlueRiver NT1000 chipset. The products include professional all-locking connectors, a dedicated 1Gbps Ethernet port for control, signal type LED indicators, and zero-configuration. The transmitters and receivers utilize BlueRiver technology for interoperability with other SDVoE-based devices, of which over 150 products are currently available on the market. Theatrixx’s BlueRiver-based xVision converters are compatible with SDVoE-based devices and can be integrated in a decentralized routing infrastructure. This interoperability provides customers and system integrators increased flexibility and simplicity in the creation of Pro AV applications.

“Theatrixx’s xVision converter line joins a growing list of interoperable BlueRiver-enabled SDVoE products that deliver reliable low latency AV for a wide range of markets,” said Don Shaver, Vice President of Video Products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “Theatrixx’s extensive experience in the performing arts and pro AV space, coupled with BlueRiver’s emphasis on simplicity and standardization will allow the expansion of BlueRiver technology for use in these important applications.”

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 Theatrixx Technologies

Theatrixx Technologies is a manufacturer of innovative products for the professional AV and broadcast industries, including the award-winning xVision video converters, the world’s first video converters truly built for professional, mission-critical applications, with internal power supply, locking connectors, and a durable machined aluminum chassis. Theatrixx designs custom equipment that offers solutions to the video, lighting, audio, power and cabling challenges. In-house designers have extensive experience and understanding of the specific needs of the event business. They create innovative devices and systems that meet the highest standards to withstand the daily hazards of life on the road and demanding installations. All products meet or exceed UL and CSA standards. 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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