Semtech’s BlueRiver® Enables New SDVoE™-Equipped Projector for Demanding AV Environments
Christie’s Griffyn 4K32-RGB delivers a blur-free experience for theme parks, indoor and outdoor sports venues
CAMARILLO, Calif., July 23, 2020 — Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, announced that Christie a global leader in next-generation AV technologies, has built its new Griffyn™ 4K32-RGB omnidirectional projector with Semtech’s BlueRiver® technology for Software Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE™). The projector delivers a blur-free experience for theme parks, indoor and outdoor sports venues and other demanding AV environments, while providing unrestricted connectivity to eliminate the use of removable option cards.
“By integrating the advanced AV processing capabilities of Semtech’s BlueRiver technology in the SDVoE system, Christie was able to enhance the functionality of the Griffyn 4K32-RGB to provide the customer with exceptional color and superior video processing over standard Ethernet,” said Brad Martin, Senior Product Manager at Christie. “The Griffyn 4K32-RGB allows customers to deliver colorful new experiences to their audiences and raises the bar for RGB pure laser projection. The Christie line of 3DLP® projectors are market leaders in illumination and functionality, and strengthen the SDVoE ecosystem’s comprehensive product portfolio.”
The Griffyn 4K32-RGB is Christie’s first projector with a standard SDVoE, (BlueRiver technology) input, offering new digital convergence with the ability to select red, green or blue individually. This color enhancement provides a richer and more memorable audience experience. The device also leverages BlueRiver’s capabilities to replace matrix-based switching with Ethernet without compromising latency or video quality. This enables the Griffyn 4K32-RGB to offer optional high frame rate (HFR) capabilities that achieve 120Hz at 4K resolution or up to 480Hz with HD resolution for lifelike picture quality.
“Christie’s projector serves as a strong example of the innovation and flexibility of products possible through SDVoE-based networking,” said Don Shaver, Vice President of Video Products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “By utilizing BlueRiver technology in the SDVoE platform, customers leverage the advantages of Ethernet-based AV communication to create products with lower latency, stronger performance and scalability than legacy matrix switch systems.”
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 https://www.semtech.com/technology/blueriver.
Christie Digital Systems USA, Inc. is a global visual and audio technologies company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Ushio Inc., Japan (JP: 6925). Christie revolutionized the movie industry with the launch of digital cinema projection, and since 1929 has embraced innovation and broken many technology barriers. From the world’s largest mega-events to the smallest applications, our technology—from advanced RGB pure laser and SDVoE technology to image processing and LED display solutions—empowers people to create the world’s best shared experiences. Visit www.christiedigital.com.
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