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Semtech’s BlueRiver™ Links IDK’s Dante Audio Networking Technology with SDVoE™ Ecosystem

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(Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of high performance
analog and mixed signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms,
announced that IDK
, a leader in professional AV and broadcast equipment,
has introduced an innovative new class of product that for the first
time links its Dante audio networking technology with the Software
Defined Video Over Ethernet (SDVoE™) ecosystem powered by Semtech’s
BlueRiver™ technology.

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BlueRiver and IDK (Photo: Business Wire)

BlueRiver and IDK (Photo: Business Wire)

“By bridging two different protocols, SDVoE and Dante, we eliminate the
need for third party converters and processors,” said Ryohei Iwasaki,
CEO at IDK America. “The Dante Audio Bridge provides a streamlined AV
system architecture with enhanced flexibility, interoperability and
reliability for our customers preferring to migrate to full-featured
Ethernet-based systems.”

IDK’s new IP-NINJAR/Dante Audio Bridge transcodes audio signals directly
between the SDVoE and Dante protocol environments. Audio signal
transport is enabled from NJR transmitters to Dante devices and from
Dante devices to NJR receivers. Each NJR-AB08DAN can receive up to four
audio streams from IP-NINJAR transmitters outputting up to eight
channels in Dante protocol. Additionally, each bridge can accept up to
eight-channel audio from Dante sources, outputting IP-NINJAR (SDVoE)
protocol in up to four audio streams. This feature enables Dante audio
embedding on HDMI signals and de-embedding through analog audio outputs
at IP-NINJAR receivers.

“Semtech’s BlueRiver platform’s comprehensive audio routing interface
capabilities are facilitating continued innovation within the
SDVoE-based ecosystem,” said Don Shaver, Vice President of Video
Products for Semtech’s Signal Integrity Products Group. “IDK’s
exceptional leadership in audio distribution over Ethernet networks and
advanced solutions portfolio are helping transform matrix switching in
Pro AV.”

About IDK Corporation

With 30 years of experience, IDK is a customer-focused Pro-AV equipment
manufacturer that designs, develops, manufactures, and rigorously
tests state-of-the-art Pro AV products. The company’s product
portfolio includes multi switchers, video converters, matrix switchers,
and AV over IP systems. IDK’s Pro-AV solutions are used around the globe
for corporate, educational, entertainment, healthcare, retail and
surveillance systems. IDK Corporation is headquartered in Kanagawa,
Japan with sales, fulfillment and service operations in USA, Europe and
Asia. For more information, visit

About Semtech’s BlueRiver™ Platform

Semtech’s BlueRiver™
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 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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