IP in the Spotlight at NAB Show

By Peter Suciu, TV Technology

Latest developments confirm maturing technologies 

April 14, 2017. LAS VEGAS—Throughout its informational sessions and on the show floor, a main focus of the 2017 NAB Show will be the broadcast industry’s transition to IP …

In addition to the conference sessions, the show will feature demonstrations of the convergence of IP for broadcast and examples of interoperability at the IP Showcase on the show floor. Sponsored by eight organizations including AES, AIMS, IABM, JT-NM members AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF, as well as the Media Networking Alliance (MNA), the IP Showcase will play host to companies demonstrating dozens of new products.

“No doubt, the most exciting IP event at NAB 2017 will be the showcase,” said Thomas Edwards, vice president of engineering and development for Fox Networks Engineering and Operations. “Similar to the IBC IP Interoperability Zone, this booth in the North Hall of the LVCC is supported by the major players and will have about 40 companies showing IP interoperability. It goes a step beyond IBC, because it will concentrate on transport using the new SMPTE ST 2110 draft standard, as well as systemization with AMWA IS-04 registration and discovery and SMPTE ST 2059 PTP timing.”

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AIMS members step up SMPTE ST 2110 compliance

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions has released results from a survey of its members, finding that many are moving quickly to bring products to market that are complaint with the SMPTE suite of standards for professional media-over-IP networks (SMPTE ST 2110) by the end of 2017.

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AIMS Members Expect To Ship SMPTE ST 2110-Compliant Products in 2017

By SVG Staff , Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) announced the results of a recent survey conducted of its members. The survey reveals that many AIMS members are moving quickly to bring products to market that are compliant with the SMPTE suite of standards for Professional Media over IP Networks (SMPTE ST 2110) by the end of 2017. SMPTE ST 2110 is currently in final draft stage.

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AIMS Alliance welcomes trio of new members

Audio Media International24 March 2017: By Colby Ramsey – The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has announced that Bridge Technologies and Solid State Logic are the latest to join its ranks as associate members, while Clear-Com has joined as a full member.

Solid State Logic is a manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles, as well as other creative tools for film, audio, video, and broadcast professionals.

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Will SMPTE IP Standard Be Ready in 2017?

TV TechnologyBy Peter Suciu, January 17, 2017. NEW YORK—With a new year underway, the roadmap to video over IP continues to take shape thanks to the continuing efforts made by AIMS, the industry consortium that now has the support of more than 40 companies. Since forming in late 2015 it worked through last year toward solving the basic challenges that the broadcast world faces in its transition to the IP protocol.

“The AIMS initiative has made significant progress since it was started just over a year ago,” said Steve Reynolds, CTO for Imagine Communications in Dallas. “In the 12 months since the consortium kicked off its efforts, the progress made toward the transition to IP video has been really impressive.”

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Sorting Out The SDI-To-IP Migration

By Scott Barella

It’s hardly news that the broadcast industry is going through a major transition, from baseband serial digital interface (SDI) to internet protocol (IP) as the primary means of moving signals throughout an operation.

No one’s arguing the potential benefits or even the inevitability of the IP migration, but many broadcasters and operators are understandably balking at moving forward. Until the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) initiative, an open standard for IP signal transport didn’t exist, and few broadcasters were willing to roll the dice on proprietary technologies for such an expensive and fundamentally disruptive undertaking.

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IBC Makes IP Interoperability a Reality with Dedicated Demonstration Zone

For the IBC.  The transition to IP is one of the biggest challenges facing broadcasters and media companies today, with fears over limited inter-working and a lack of recognised standards the most common brake on progress. IBC is set to demonstrate practical and proven interoperability with an exciting new demonstration area launching at this year’s show

The IBC IP Interoperability Zone is presented for the first time this year with the cooperation of AIMS and the IABM. The zone brings to life the work of the JT-NM (the 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: a collaboration between VRT, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and LiveIP’s twelve technology partners.

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IP Perspectives: AIMS Chairman Mike Cronk Cuts Through the IP Noise, Presents Roadmap to a Standard

Monday, June 20, 2016

Following the NAB Show, SVG sat down with Grass Valley VP of Core Technology Mike Cronk, who serves as the chairman of the AIMS Board, in an effort to sift through the standards noise and get the AIMS perspective on Evertz’s and Sony’s joining the alliance, the advantages of transitioning to IP, how broadcasters can leverage their existing SDI infrastructure in an IP world, and whether a true end-to-end IP ecosystem is possible today.

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Can the AIMS Alliance bring clarity to the IP debate?

By David Davies, PSNE – June 16, 2016

Less than six months after it was established, the AIMS Alliance for IP Media Solutions has already made a significant impact on the broadcast technology community.

David Davies speaks to some of the audio member companies about their reasons for joining – and wonders if the Alliance can bring clarity to the oft-confusing IP debate.

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AIMS Receives IABM ICG Endorsement

TV Technology

By Michael Balderston – June 13, 2016

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions has received top marks from IABM’s Industry Collaborative Groups Endorsement Program, becoming the first industry organization to receive an endorsement.

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