Bothell, WA (January 4, 2016)—Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, Lawo, Snell Advanced Media, Nevion and other broadcast and media companies have teamed up to form the Alliance for IP Media Solutions—or AIMS, for short
The new, independent trade association’s mandate is to bring IP solutions to market that offer complete interoperability, are based on open standards and integrate seamlessly into media workflow environments to foster industry innovation and efficiency.
The group’s efforts will be focused on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03/-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67.
“Thanks to the collaborative work already performed in SMPTE, VSF and AES, our industry has built a solid basis for a sustainable transition to IP. AIMS’s support of open standards and technical recommendations such as TR-03, TR-04 and AES67 afford us an opportunity to eliminate the fragmentation of implementations that our industry has endured over the last 20 years. It’s our big chance to avoid repeating expensive and time-consuming mistakes of the past,” says Andreas Hilmer, director marketing & communications with Lawo.
AIMS will prioritize three strategies:
• Promote initiatives that facilitate the education and adoption of open standards
• Facilitate activities that accelerate the development of solutions that support these open standards
• Nurture the creation of new standards by supporting standardizing bodies with participation and testing in real-world environments
AIMS provides specific development guidance in its bylaws to its members and to the broadcast community via the AIMS Roadmap. AIMS is open to all individuals and companies interested in supporting the establishment of open standards and who will commit to the group’s founding principles.
Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS)