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Evertz, Fox and Sony Join AIMS

Bothell, WA (April 22, 2016)— Evertz, Fox Networks Group and Sony have joined the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), which is dedicated to the education, awareness and promotion of industry standards for the transmission of video, audio and ancillary information over an IP infrastructure.

Sony announced it had “joined the AIMS initiative to promote the adoption of widely supported, open standards to foster IP-based interoperability and further industry migration to IP-based platforms” at its 2016 NAB Show press conference. Fox and Evertz have similarly pledged to support the initiative undertaken by the Video Services Forum (VSF) on TR-03 (which incorporates AES67) aimed at standardizing the transport of media through identifying a common interface and protocol to be adopted by all equipment vendors.

Commenting for AIMS, chairman Michael Conk states, “Evertz is a recognized pioneer in bringing IP to broadcast applications and Fox has widely pioneered IP applications in the field. Their alignment with AIMS is a major step towards fulfillment of our roadmap.”

He adds, “Sony is a technology leader in our industry. We are extremely pleased to work with them towards a standards-based approach to IP. The industry has spoken, and it wants true ISO standards that will stand the test of time and ensure broad interoperability.”

Open standards work for the IP transition is already underway by the 77-member VSF, with the support of organizations such as SMPTE and the EBU. AIMS’ efforts are focused on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67. 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.

Alliance of IP Media Solutions (AIMS)