Newsletter: SDVoE Founder’s Notes

May, 2023

SDVoE Certified Design House Program Is Off to the Races

The SDVoE Alliance’s SDVoE Certified Design House program that was rolled out at the end of November last year is hitting its stride, boasting 17 pro AV integration and installation firms from around the world, including those in Finland, Italy, Japan and the U.S. As a result, SDVoE signal distribution solutions that are deployed with the latest expertise and best practices are seeing ever wider use in key vertical markets such as government, retail, enterprise and beyond.

The SDVoE Certified Design House program was created to increase knowledge, promote best practices and recognize individual AV firms’ thought leadership and capabilities in SDVoE technology. It works hand-in-hand with — and builds on the success of — the SDVoE Certified Design Partner program for system integrators, AV architects and consultants. Both programs offer individual AV pros and their organizations the opportunity to show market leadership technology expertise.

ZeeVee wholeheartedly encourages our partners to participate in these valuable business-building programs. More information on becoming a SDVoE Certified Design Partner or SDVoE Certified Design House can be obtained below:

Spotlight: Martin Smith, SDVoE Alliance North Americas Representative

As an SDVoE Alliance founding member, ZeeVee would like to give a shout out to Martin Smith who was recently appointed the organization’s North Americas representative. Since joining the team in December 2022, Smith has applied his advanced technical background (MSEE) and business education (MBA) to recruit new members and spread the word about the benefits of joining the SDVoE Alliance. He also wears a technical hat as director of business development, North America, for Semtech’s BlueRiver® Platform for Software Defined Video over Ethernet (SDVoE). Always ready to help, Smith regularly makes himself available to join customer calls either virtually or in-person.

Smith’s extensive experience in the AV industry spans more than 25 years and includes, most recently, serving both residential and commercial integrators at Liberty AV as director of business development. Prior to that, he worked at Inneos as director of global business development, AMR EMEA APAC, supporting the design and implementation of optical engines for some of the top manufacturers in the AV industry.

He lives in Colorado and is father to three teenage boys who are now all driving cars!

You can reach Smith at