Bothell, WA (March 30, 2016)—The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is preparing a full schedule of events and activities throughout the forthcoming NAB show, during which the organization will be promoting the open standards- and interoperability-based transition to media production over IP.
The AIMS booth will be the central location for information on all AIMS-related technology demonstrations and presentations by member companies on their booths and in the sessions and conference program as well as advice about alliance’s objectives, activities and roadmap for the transition to IP based on open standards and interoperability. The booth will be manned throughout the duration of the show by member company representatives. Member companies now number 22 and include leading manufacturers, consultants, service providers, media content producers and distributors.
Open standards work for the IP transition is already underway by the 77-member Video Services Forum (VSF), with the support of organizations such as SMPTE and the EBU. AIMS endorses the work of the VSF and will continue to lend support in the development of a standard approach to IP; more than 30 broadcast equipment suppliers and broadcasters were involved in the development of VSF TR-03 and companies are actively testing and validating it today.
AIMS provides specific guidance in its bylaws to its members and to the media industry via the AIMS Roadmap. The organization endorses an IP transition plan that includes support for SMPTE 2022-6, AES67 and VSF recommendations TR-03 and TR-04.
A number of solutions are already on the market to help media companies begin the transition by introducing IP components to an SDI workflow. The transition represents a significant investment and will not happen overnight. AIMS believes that an open standards approach allows media companies to implement the technology over time and transition at the pace that makes sense for their businesses.
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