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AIMS Booth at SMPTE 2020: ‘Game On’ Will Offer Educational Videos and Resources on Media Over IP

BOTHELL, Wash. — Nov. 5, 2020 — The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) announced today it will host Booth A4 at SMPTE 2020: ‘Game On,’ an interactive and immersive remote technical conference experience running Nov. 10-12. With on-demand access to video sessions presented by AIMS leaders, as well as an array of white papers and other educational resources, SMPTE 2020 attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about how AIMS is working to promote and support the broadcast industry’s move to standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time professional media applications.

“The industry’s embrace of IP has accelerated in past months, with new business pressures and technical challenges driving adoption and innovation,” said AIMS Chairman Mike Cronk. “Ongoing education is vital to the success of new and expanding media-over-IP implementations, and the SMPTE annual technical conference is an ideal forum in which to share expert perspectives, insights, and practical advice on leveraging standards and specifications to achieve interoperability in the IP environment.”

AIMS presentations at SMPTE 2020 will be available for on-demand viewing in the On Demand content section of the event and will include the following:

Introduction to AIMS
Michael Cronk, AIMS Chairman, Grass Valley
In this 30-minute session, Cronk will provide background into the industry challenge AIMS is seeking to solve and explain the role AIMS plays in tackling that challenge in close collaboration with other key industry organizations. He will also provide a window into the current and future activities of AIMS as the organization seeks to foster the adoption of a common set of standards and open specifications for interoperability over IP for the media and entertainment and Pro AV industries.

Evolutions of the AIMS Roadmap and JT-NM Roadmaps
John Mailhot, AIMS TWG Chairman, Imagine Communications
The Joint Taskforce on Networked Media (JT-NM) began in early 2013 with collections of user requirements around the evolution of television infrastructure into an IP/virtualized future. In the seven years since, an enormous amount of industry focus and collaboration has led to the development and deployment of SMPTE ST 2110, AMWA NMOS, and JT-NM TR-1001-1. Mailhot will review the historical drivers and evolution of the JT-NM and AIMS technology roadmaps and look forward through the lens of current technology trends to project the future for these roadmaps — including the evolution of virtualized, cloudified, and xAAS deployment methodologies and the standardization opportunities that accompany them.

IPMX: Debunking the Myths
David Chiappini, AIMS Pro AV Chairman, Matrox
IPMX is an AV-over-IP standard for the ProAV market based on SMPTE ST 2110 and the NMOS set of open standards and specifications. Chiappini will describe how IPMX builds on top of this solid foundation to fulfill the requirements of ProAV customers. — and dispel the common misconception that SMPTE ST 2110 is overdesigned for most ProAV use cases and will result in unnecessarily complex and expensive solutions. His presentation will highlight some of the unique characteristics of IPMX that enable simpler, more cost-effective solutions.

AES67 on the WAN
Nicolas Sturmel, Senior Technologist, Merging Technologies
During this session, Sturmel will discuss WANs, LANs, and their similarities and differences as well as address questions including “Why would I need AES67 on the WAN?” and “What performance should I expect?”

Further information about SMPTE 2020: “Game On” is online at More information about AIMS is available at

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About the Alliance for IP Media Solutions
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education, awareness, and promotion of industry standards for the transmission of video, audio, and ancillary information over an IP infrastructure, as well as products based on those standards. The group represents the interests of broadcast and pro AV companies and technology suppliers that share a commitment to facilitating the industry’s transition from baseband to IP through industry standards and interoperable solutions that enable the rapid evolution to open, agile, and versatile production environments.

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