New members for AIMS
WORLD: Three companies have been announced as new members of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the industry body formed to promote open standards and interoperability in the transition to IP. The members include systems integrator 5280 Broadcast Inc, video equipment manufacturer AJA Video Systems, and developer of video delivery infrastructure solutions, Harmonic. The alliance will be focused on promoting the adoption, standardisation, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67.
On the companies joining AIMS, chief operating officer Tony Roccanova commented, ‘As system integrators, we are in a unique position to educate and guide our customers through the forthcoming transition from baseband to IP workflows and infrastructure. We strongly believe that the interoperability and open standards being promoted by AIMS will be the keys to the success of this transition.’
‘Having trusted standards bodies in place helps move our industry forward at a faster pace and in a more unified way,’ added Nick Rashby, president at AJA Video Systems. ‘As AJA looks to the future with more development of IP-based workflow solutions for our customers, we’re pleased to support AIMS in promoting adoption of open standards in IP media.’
‘Harmonic is very active in industry standards bodies. The AIMS approach to the IP transition and its drive to industry-wide adoption of standards is well aligned with our own thinking on the use of standards to deliver ubiquitous interoperability,’ offered Harmonic senior vice president, Bart Spriester, of the company’s reasons for joining the alliance. ‘We are pleased to support the goals and methodology that AIMS brings to unifying our industry under a common approach to IP I/O.’