IBC 2016: IABM, AIMS to deliver IP Interoperability Zone
IABM has joined forces with AIMS to deliver a major new initiative at IBC – the IBC IP Interoperability Zone. Supported by the AES, AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF, the IBC IP Interoperability Zone will feature real-world demonstrations of interoperation between a large number of different manufacturers’ IP system components, all based on the JT-NM interoperability roadmap which underpins AIMS and IABM’s collaborative approach.
Alongside the on-stand demos and presentations, Belgian broadcaster VRT will also be re-enacting its Sandbox LiveIP studio – exploring the viability of live IP production from camera to studio.
The IP Interoperability Zone can be found in Hall 8 on stand D.10.
Visitors to the IBC IP Interoperability Zone will be able to assess the readiness and interoperability of the technology for themselves – all under the AIMS roadmap which IABM has endorsed. The zone also provides space for visitors to discuss the challenges with a large number of diverse vendors, each aligning their efforts to achieve standardisation and seamless interworking.
“The realization of the IP Interoperability Zone at IBC, with so many different vendors and end-users getting behind it, is an expression of the industry’s common purpose. This shared vision will remove the roadblock that uncertainty over standards and interoperability has put in the way of end-users’ decisions to transition to the many potential operating and cost benefits of IP technology in the broadcast production chain,” said Peter White, IABM CEO. “Our own efforts in this direction resulted in the IABM Industry Collaborative Groups (ICG) Endorsement Program, and it is fitting that we are partnering with the first endorsed group – AIMS – in bringing this exciting initiative to IBC 2016.”