AIMS Announces Newly Elected Board, Welcomes Net Insight’s Larissa Görne

All existing board members — AIMS Board Chair Michael Cronk (Grass Valley), Deputy Board Chair Steve Reynolds (Imagine Communications), Chief Financial Officer Andreas Hilmer (Lawo), and Board Member Andy Warman (Harmonic) — were re-elected to their positions and are joined by newly elected Board Member Larissa Görner (Net Insight).

In Görner’s current role at Net Insight, she serves as the strategic product manager and head of live and remote production solutions. She works closely with the company’s broadcast customers to assist them with their transition to new IP-based technologies. With her combined experience with new IP-based technologies and new production workflows, Görner has helped customers get the most out of their transition to IP. She helps customers look beyond their in-studio projects and encourages them to take a closer look at distributed workflows utilizing wide area network connectivity, knowledge, and experience.

As a board member, Görner will help lead the AIMS effort to foster adoption of one set of common, ubiquitous, standards-based protocols for interoperability over IP in the media and entertainment industry.

“AIMS board members are committed to a common set of standards for IP media transport in the media and entertainment industry. Along with AIMS members and our colleagues in like-minded organizations, we work tirelessly to achieve this goal,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair. “The transformative power of IP in our industry is clear, and it’s an honor to be part of such a dedicated group of people. I’m especially happy to have Larissa at the table and know that she’ll bring a fresh perspective and valuable insight and experience to our efforts.”

AIMS board members are selected annually. Their terms start immediately.

VITEC Features Comprehensive IPTV Distribution Solution and Military-Grade Encoders at GV Expo

On display at the show will be VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV & Digital Signage Platform, the award-winning end-to-end IPTV and digital signage solution for secure dissemination and content management of full motion video streams and offline files to desktops, TVs, and mobile devices.

It’s ideal for mission-critical applications and government agencies seeking to view, distribute, and manage situational awareness video and live streams, digital signage, and on-demand content from anywhere. With EZ TV’s new Media Library module, featuring a user-intuitive HTML5 interface, users can quickly find, tag, annotate, edit, organize, playback, and share video assets, including ISR Media with MISB-compliant KLV/STANAG metadata. For viewing live and recorded content on TV screens, the latest release of the platform includes TAA-compliant, high-performance end-points.

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Attendees at the show will also be able to see the enterprise workflow deployed by VITEC’s MGW Ace hardware-based HEVC encode/decode solution. Featuring the first HEVC encoder to receive certification from the Joint Interoperability Test Command of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), it is perfectly suited for point-to-point/point-to-multipoint streams. Using VITEC’s second-generation 4:2:2 10-bit HEVC codec (Gen2), the compact, powerful streaming appliance features unmatched video quality and highly efficient bandwidth compression. Built-in advanced stream protection guarantees reliable video distribution over any network. Further enhancing HEVC workflows, the VITEC Playout Server provides an efficient platform to manage, capture, and preview IPTV-protected streams transmitted by VITEC encoders from any location and distribute them within a target network, whether for rebroadcast, video-on-demand, or any other application. When used in conjunction with the MGW Ace, the server is the perfect solution for high-quality, low-bandwidth, reliable contribution over the internet without the use of expensive and less flexible fiber or satellite transmission infrastructure, leading to a dramatic reduction of operating expenses (OPEX).

VITEC will also feature its TOUGH family of portable and rugged encoders built for mission-critical and extreme applications. The MGW Diamond TOUGH quad-channel HEVC/H.264 encoder is the ideal encoder for IP video delivery from multiple analog and/or digital sources within the vehicle or externally over RF or satellite links to support intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. The ultra-lightweight, credit card-sized MGW Pico TOUGH is world’s smallest, most power-efficient MIL-STD-certified H.264 HD/SD encoding solution.

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