Portland, OR (June 16, 2016)—IABM, the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology, has announced that the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is the first industry organization to receive endorsement under the IABM’s new Industry Collaborative Groups (ICG) Endorsement Program.
Launched at the NAB Show in April 2016, the ICG Endorsement Program is a major IABM initiative designed to encourage collaboration across a wide range of industry issues and opportunities, from best practice to standardization and interoperability. IABM’s vision is for a universally recognized framework where endorsed collaborative groups will be supported, promoted and encouraged to fulfil their potential and move forward in an open, constructive environment to the benefit of the wider industry.
AIMS is a non-profit trade alliance that promotes the open standards that broadcast and media companies use to move from legacy SDI systems to a virtualized, IP-based future, quickly and profitably. AIMS brings broadcasters, technology vendors and industry standards organizations together to eliminate fragmentation and maximize hardware and software interoperability through a comprehensive, ubiquitous set of IP broadcast standards. Validated and tested by broadcast and equipment suppliers, AIMS’s guidance delivers a practical upgrade path from SDI to IP, as well as to future technologies such as cloud-based production and distribution.
“AIMS moved forward very quickly with its application when we announced the ICG Endorsement Program at NAB, and I’m delighted to announce it as our first endorsed group,” said John Ive, IABM director of technology and strategic insight. “AIMS’s objectives, structure and methodology align perfectly with those of our ICG Endorsement Program and we look forward to supporting AIMS in delivering the unifying leadership on IP issues that our industry needs to move forward as we transition from SDI to IP infrastructures.”