IABM endorses AIMS as its first Industry Collaborative Group
WORLD: Having recently launched its Industry Collaborative Groups (ICG) Endorsement Scheme to help encourage collaboration across a range of industry issues and opportunities, the IABM has announced the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) as the first recipient. To receive this endorsement, the IABM states that a group must be engaged in the entertainment and media industry with an open standards-based approach, as well as being non-profit and not favouring the commercial interests of an individual company that doesn’t discriminate in its membership criteria.
‘AIMS moved forward very quickly with its application when we announced the ICG Endorsement Programme at NAB, and I’m delighted to announce it as our first endorsed group,’ said IABM director of technology and strategic insight, John Ive. ‘AIMS’ objectives, structure and methodology align perfectly with those of our ICG Endorsement Programme and we look forward to supporting AIMS in delivering the unifying leadership on IP issues that our industry needs to move forward as we transition from SDI to IP infrastructures.’
‘AIMS is honoured to be the first organisation to receive this prestigious certification. We have made it our mission to foster collaboration within the industry towards the adoption of open, ubiquitous standards for IP interoperability,’ declared chairman of the AIMS board and vice president of core technology at Grass Valley, Michael Cronk. ‘To be the first organisation to be recognised as an IABM certified Industry Collaborative Group is a validation that AIMS’ mission and collaborative approach is resonating with media companies, service providers and equipment suppliers alike.’