Setting the agenda: Gerry Wilkins, AptoVision

Hurrairah bin Sohail talks with Gerry Wilkins from AptoVision, about the state of 4K video transmission in Asia Pacific and about what is being done to ensure that future deployments are ready for supporting higher resolutions.

The professional AV industry has been discussing the topic of 4K resolution for eons. We have always been told that the adoption of the higher resolution was always a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’. It seems like the time is nigh when 4K video finally becomes a reality.

AptoVision along with its partners, provides uncompressed, zero latency video transmission over IP networks. AptoVision’s BlueRiver series of system on chip [SoC] has been used by AV manufacturers such as ZeeVee, iMag and many more to develop 4K video signal encoders and decoders.

Gerry Wilkins, director of business development for APAC at AptoVision, talks about AptoVision’s approach to the market: “AptoVision made a decision at the start to use FPGA technology which stands for field programmable gate array. You can take our technology and put it on a much less expensive chip called an ASIC but you have to pay a lot of money to a foundry to produce that chip."

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