IABM and AIMS to deliver IP Interoperability Zone at IBC 2016


Last Updated: August 23, 2016 6:46 pm GMT
(August 23, 2016) IABM and AIMS to deliver IP Interoperability Zone at IBC 2016 Industry joins forces to demonstrate a common roadmap for IP interoperability that is practical, effective and deployable in the near-term IABM today announced that it has joined forces with AIMS to deliver a major new initiative at IBC – the IBC IP Interoperability Zone. Supported by the AES, AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF, the IBC IP Interoperability Zone will feature real-world demonstrations of interoperation between a large number of different manufacturers’ IP system components, all based on the JT-NM interoperability roadmap which underpins AIMS and IABM’s collaborative approach.

Alongside the on-stand demos and presentations, Belgian broadcaster VRT will also be re-enacting its Sandbox LiveIP studio – exploring the viability of live IP production from camera to studio. Read more about Sandbox here. The IP Interoperability Zone can be found in Hall 8 on stand D.10.

Visitors to the IBC IP Interoperability Zone will be able to assess the readiness and interoperability of the technology for themselves – all under the AIMS roadmap which IABM has endorsed. The zone also provides space for visitors to discuss the challenges with a large number of diverse vendors, each aligning their efforts to achieve standardisation and seamless interworking.

“The realization of the IP Interoperability Zone at IBC, with so many different vendors and end-users getting behind it, is an expression of the industry’s common purpose. This shared vision will remove the roadblock that uncertainty over standards and interoperability has put in the way of end-users’ decisions to transition to the many potential operating and cost benefits of IP technology in the broadcast production chain,” said Peter White, IABM CEO. “Our own efforts in this direction resulted in the IABM Industry Collaborative Groups (ICG) Endorsement Program, and it is fitting that we are partnering with the first endorsed group – AIMS – in bringing this exciting initiative to IBC 2016.”

About IABM
IABM (www.theiabm.org) is the international trade association for suppliers of broadcast and media technology. IABM members represent over 80% othe market’s revenues; IABM facilitates the important networking and interaction between suppliers that shape and define the unique ecosystem of the broadcast and media technology industry.

IABM supports member companies with a comprehensive range of services across market intelligence, training, technology, exhibitions and best practices – all designed to help them do better business. We hold the interests of member companies as paramount, and strive to provide strong guidance and support at every level in all geographies.

We understand that in today’s rapidly changing media landscape, our members have never had a greater need for timely, relevant and effective advice and support. IABM’s mission is to be an ever more powerful beacon that is highly responsive to all our members’ needs in a timely fashion, helping them to prosper and navigate change successfully.


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