The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will demonstrate the industry’s progression towards IP adoption at IBC.

AIMS’ ongoing collaboration with its members and industry bodies on IP adoption will be exhibited across the IBC show floor, showcasing cross-vendor interoperability using transport technologies from the AIMS roadmap. 

AIMS chairman pays credit to IBC’s role in IP interoperability debate

AIMS Chairman Mike Cronk 

Interop demonstrations

AIMS will present the IP Showcase at IBC2017 in partnership with AES, AMWA, EBU, IABM, IBC, MNA, SMPTE, and VSF. After the successful launch of the IP interoperability Zone at IBC2016. 

The IP Showcase will feature the AIMS “IP in Action” wall, which displays information about reference sites that use IP technology on the AIMS roadmap.

Each tile on the wall summarises IP in action — a description of a real-world scenario in which IP technology is being used, the standards implemented, and the benefits derived.

IBC2017 AIMS Chairman Mike Cronk will be speaking in the technical session on Methodology for integrating speciality cameras within IP infrastructures using SMPTE ST 2110

Delegates from broadcast and IT engineers to CEO’s and television producers can visit the IP Showcase to learn the basics of IP, its full potential and the possibility of real-time adoption of IP across the industry. 

IP Showcased

The IP Showcase Theatre sponsored by IABM will offer insightful presentations on IP installations and education on IP technology based on the AIMS roadmap.

Delegates will hear about the increasing number of real-world IP deployments from broadcasters who have already embraced IP signal flows.

They will also learn about the business and creative benefits of IP and how they can apply those benefits to their own operations.

SMPTE standardisation 

AIMS roadmap demonstrates the IP possibilities today including contribution, live production, playout and distribution.  

The SMPTE ST 2110 standards-compliant systems will be displayed from AIMS members who are collaborating throughout the industry across their specific work flows to highlight the possibilities of IP to delegates and visitors. 

Along with the SMPTE ST 2110 interoperability standard on-show at IBC2017 there are three new feature areas:

• A live production area showcasing a working live production system based on SMPTE ST 2110

• A playout area featuring a working playout and contribution system based on SMPTE ST 2110

• An AMWA Connection Management area to demonstrate progress toward a new connection-management specification, IS-05, which will be complementary to  the IS-04 registration and discovery specification