IBC Debuts IP Zone

IBC, with the cooperation of AIMS and the IABM, will showcase IP workflows for this first time this year in the dedicated IBC IP Interoperability Zone.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands (August 30, 2016)—IBC, with the cooperation of AIMS and the IABM, will showcase IP workflows for this first time this year in the dedicated IBC IP Interoperability Zone.

The zone will spotlight the work of the JT-NM (Joint Task Force on Networked Media, a combined initiative of AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF) and the AES on a common roadmap for IP interoperability. Central to the IBC Feature Area will be a live production studio, based on the technologies of the JT-NM roadmap that Belgian broadcaster VRT has been using daily on-air all this summer as part of the LiveIP Project.

The LiveIP Project is a collaboration between VRT, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and LiveIP’s 12 technology partners. The VRT/EBU LiveIP production studio is a shortlisted finalist in the IBC2016 Innovation Awards.

“Visitors will be able to see verified technical interoperability over IP from more than 30 companies and the same technology being used in a real production environment,” said Michael Cronk, VP of core technology at Grass Valley and chairman of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). “It will be a showcase for the reality of the technology and a demonstration that the industry is converging on a common roadmap.”

Peter White, CEO of IABM, the body that represents vendors in the industry, added, “For a number of years now the industry has needed a way forward to collaborate on IP interoperability. It was critical that the industry’s vendors came together to achieve this and at IBC we will see the fruits of the labors of the organizations behind the JT-NM and the Live IP project. We are pleased to be standing alongside AIMS to evidence the real practical progress the industry has achieved through collaboration.”

The IP Interoperability Zone is open throughout the IBC Exhibition, from Friday, September 9 to Tuesday, September 13, and is free to all IBC visitors.

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