IABM accredits VSF
WORLD: The Video Services Forum (VSF) has been accredited by the IABM under its ICG (Industry Collaborative Groups) Endorsement Program. The VSF provides ‘forums that embrace every aspect of video networking technologies; exchanging non-proprietary information to promote the development of technology and fostering resolution of commonly-held issues; and promoting interoperability by contributing to, and supporting development of, standards by national and international standards bodies’. Meanwhile, the IABM initiative is ‘designed to encourage collaboration across a wide range of industry issues and opportunities, from best practice to standardisation and interoperability’.
‘The Video Services Forum has been a champion of open standards and interoperability in our industry for nearly 20 years now, and perfectly mirrors the criteria for our ICG Endorsement Program,’ explained Stan Moote, IABM CTO. ‘Most recently, VSF was responsible for creating TR-03 and TR-04, which they passed on to SMPTE as the genesis of SMPTE 2110, which specifies the carriage, synchronisation and description of separate elementary essence streams over IP. This will be a game changer for the broadcast and media industry, and I am delighted to be able to recognise VSF in this way for the great work it has done – and continues to do.’
‘We see certification of the VSF by our industry suppliers at the IABM as a way to aid IABM members as they work through this transition,’ offered VSF president Richard Friedel. ‘The VSF seeks to partner with other organisations in the industry to aid our members, and the industry at large, during this period of rapid change.’