AIMS Introduces Updated IP Standards Roadmap, Adding the JT-NM Tech Stack

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today released a significant update to the AIMS roadmap for a standards-based approach to applying IP technologies in broadcast operations. The latest roadmap includes an important addition: JT-NM TR-1001-1, also known as the JT-NM Tech Stack Part 1. Developed by the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) to automate installation and eliminate complexity, JT-NM TR-1001-1 provides specifications and guidance designed to make SMPTE ST 2110-based systems easier to deploy and operate, leading to greater efficiencies for broadcasters.

The addition of the JT-NM Tech Stack Part 1 to the AIMS roadmap is the latest in a progression of IP-based standards that launched with SMPTE ST 2022-6, which established an SDI-over-IP baseline, then added AES67 for audio over IP, and followed with SMPTE ST 2110 for standardized transport of audio, video, and ANC. JT-NM TR-1001-1 enables the creation of network environments in which end users can take delivery of new equipment (compliant to the recommendation), connect it to their networks, and configure it for use with a minimum amount of human interaction. The JT-NM Tech Stack Part 1 summarizes relevant standards, specifications, and documents specific to additional constraints related to this domain of use.

JT-NM TR-1001-1 consists of four areas:

  • The network environment defines use of Precision Time Protocol (PTP) for time synchronization of IP flows in the network, DHCP for IP address assignment, LLDP for devices to identify themselves to the media network switches, and DNS-SD for service discovery when using AMWA NMOS IS-04.
  • Discovery and registration using AMWA NMOS IS-04 to discover compliant devices on a network and register them with a central registration server that will enable the control system(s) to know what devices are active and are compatible on the network.
  • Connection management using AMWA NMOS IS-05 to control switching between IP flows on the network.
  • System resource, specifying system-wide constants used by all devices on the network, such as PTP and IS-04.

At IBC2019 Sept. 13-17, the JT-NM Tech Stack Part 1 will be a highlight of the IP Showcase in Room E106/E107 at the RAI Amsterdam. Attendees will be able to learn more about TR-1001-1 and talk to experts about the capabilities it enables. In addition, the JT-NM Tested program will give visitors a firsthand look at vendors that have implemented aspects of the new JT-NM TR 1001-1 specification.

“The JT-NM Tech Stack Part 1 is a critical link in the continuum of standards that are easing the broadcast industry’s transition to IP operations. Now that the industry is seeing broader and more mainstream IP deployments, JT-NM TR 1001-1 will play a key role in making IP installation and operation easier and more straightforward,” said Andy Warman, board member, AIMS. “We’d like to encourage IBC2019 attendees to stop by the IP Showcase, where they can learn a lot more about the AIMS roadmap, including JT-NM TR 1001-1.”

AES and AIMS Team Up to Host AV-over-IP Technology Pavilion at 2019 AES NY Convention

Following a successful partnership at last year’s convention, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will again collaborate to create a professional media networking pavilion at the AES Convention in New York on Oct. 16-18.

Central to the pavilion will be the AV-over-IP Technology Pavilion Theater featuring a continuous program of 30-minute presentations covering a wide range of topics relating to audio and video over IP. In addition to providing visitors with valuable insights and knowledge about audio over IP networking, the scope of this year’s pavilion will be expanded to include video topics.

The AES and AIMS have also today announced a call for presentations for the AV-over-IP Technology Pavilion Theater. End users, industry associations, solutions providers, and technology developers are invited to share their knowledge and perspectives on how developments in IP networking will impact the pro audio, broadcast, and pro AV industries. More information and the abstract submission form are available online.

The selection committee is looking forward to receiving the following types of presentations that are non-commercial in nature:

  • Technical tutorials (basic, intermediate, advanced)
  • Case studies
  • Market/business case analysis
  • Point-of-view/advocacy
  • Standards progress/update

Preference will be given to presentations related to the following technology areas on the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) Roadmap:

  • AES67
  • SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
  • AMWA NMOS specifications such as IS-04, IS-05, IS-07, and IS-08
  • Timing and synchronization using SMPTE ST 2059-1/2
  •  JT-NM TR-1001-1 framework for installing, configuring, and interconnecting equipment

End users and facility operators are particularly encouraged to present their insight and experience related to deployments of the technology areas above. Systems integrators, service providers, and manufacturers are also encouraged to apply.

Speaking times are limited during the three-day exhibition, and potential presenters are encouraged to act quickly and submit proposals early. The deadline for submitting presentation proposals is Aug. 30.

Theatre Presentation Lineup Announced for IP Showcase at METExpo 2019 in Sydney

The IP Showcase will feature a full slate of theatre presentations covering all aspects of the industry transition to IP, with an emphasis on technology tutorials and case studies.

Sponsored by the Australia Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), and the IABM, the IP Showcase at METExpo is an education and demonstration pavilion highlighting the benefits of and momentum behind the move to standards-based IP for real-time professional media across an extensive range of applications and users — from television and film to ProAV, small facilities, and independent operations.

Some of the specific topics to be covered by presenters at the IP Showcase Theatre include:

  • SMPTE ST 2110 Basics
  • Rise of IP in Remote Production
  • Scalable IP Architectures for Media and Broadcast
  • Timing for IP Video Networks (Beginner and Advanced)
  • Case Study: Telstra
  • Case Study: CBC/Radio Canada

The preliminary list of speakers is currently available on the IP Showcase website: http://www.ipshowcase.org/theatre-schedule-metexpo-2019/.

“In many ways, Australia has been at the forefront in the transition to IP for media applications with the ST 2110 standard already widely adopted,” said John Maizels, SMPTE Fellow and Producer for the SMPTE Australia Section’s IP Pavilion. “Hosting the IP Showcase this year at METExpo gives us the opportunity to take IP to the next level in our market, exploring not just the applications for broadcast, but also where it fits into the broader industry and showing a future in which the open ST 2110 standard will serve the ProAV market, smaller facilities, and independents.”

The presentation stages at previous IP Showcase Theatres have been visited by hundreds of attendees each day at major industry shows since 2016, often with standing-room-only crowds. The significant early adoption of SMPTE ST 2110 products and architectures by broadcasters and Outside Broadcast providers in Australia is paving the way for uptake by the audiovisual industry segment and other adjacent industries globally. Presentations at the METExpo 2019 IP Showcase Theatre will offer unique viewpoints on IP video and audio for production using SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67, as well as the latest developments in the AMWA NMOS technology stack (IS-04, IS-05, IS-07, and IS-08) and the JT-NM TR-1001-1 framework for installing, configuring, and interconnecting equipment.

The IP Showcase will take place on the show floor of the International Convention Centre in Sydney as part of the IP Pavilion at METExpo 2019 and will be open to all attendees.

 

Call for Presentations Now Open for IP Showcase at IBC2019

The call for presentations is now open for the IP Showcase, an education and demonstration pavilion at IBC2019 that will highlight the benefits of, and momentum behind, a common set of IP standards for real-time professional media applications. The IP Showcase is sponsored by a consortium of industry partners including the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Technology Engineers® (SMPTE®), and the Video Services Forum (VSF).

The submission deadline for speaking proposals is July 12. More details and the submission form are available at http://www.ipshowcase.org/call-for-presentations-ibc2019/.

“The IP Showcase Theatre provides an exceptional opportunity for presenters to offer unique viewpoints on IP video and audio for production and playout. This year’s edition will have a particular emphasis on JT-NM TR-1001-1 automation and covers the full range of standards including SMPTE ST 2110, AES67, and AMWA NMOS,” said Brad Gilmer, IP Showcase executive director. “As in past years, we are expecting hundreds of IBC show attendees to benefit from the wide range of expertise on offer.

 

“As broadcasters increasingly adopt and expand their commitment to IP implementations, the industry has come to rely on IP Showcase presentations as a valuable ongoing industry reference for media professionals worldwide,” Gilmer added.

The call for presentations is open to end users, industry associations, solution providers, and technology developers that can share their knowledge and perspectives on how developments in IP workflows are impacting the broadcast industry today and in the future. Presentations may take the form of tutorials (basic and advanced), case studies, panel discussions, market and business case analyses, point-of-view or advocacy, and standards progress updates. This year, the IP Showcase Theatre will also feature an expanded stage area, which provides the opportunity for presenting select hands-on technology demos.

Speaking times are limited during the five-day exhibition, and organizations are encouraged to act quickly and submit proposals early. Product marketing presentations are discouraged, as the theatre is an opportunity to discuss advances in working with media using open, IP-based technologies.

The IP Showcase returns again this year to Room E106/E107 at the RAI Amsterdam during IBC2019, Sept. 13-17.

 

AIMS to Demonstrate AV-Over-IP Interoperability at InfoComm 2019

Both demos will take place in Booth 375 and will use real-world technology solutions based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite for video, audio, and data transport. Exhibiting for the first time at InfoComm, AIMS will highlight its ongoing efforts and latest progress in defining an open-standards approach for the pro AV industry’s migration to IP media.

“We’re excited about our first appearance at InfoComm because we’ll be able to deliver some key messages to the pro AV community. The best news is that SMPTE ST 2110 and related technologies are real, proven open standards, and real open standards drive maximum innovation,” said David Chiappini, chair of the AIMS Pro AV Working Group. “The standards cover a wide gamut of features that pro AV professionals want and need, and they’re now seeing mass adoption and use in the broadcast and production community. At InfoComm, we’ll show that true interoperability is possible in a multivendor AV-over-IP environment using equipment that end users can buy today.”

The first demo will be a KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) solution that transports compressed 4K video over a Gigabit Ethernet (1 GigE) network using the SMPTE ST 2110 protocols. The second will demonstrate simple video distribution and processing over a 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GigE) network, showcasing seamless interoperability among four SMPTE ST 2110-compliant receiving devices, each from a different vendor.

“In today’s pro AV market, there’s a lot of discussion about whether to invest in 1 GigE or 10 GigE technologies,” Chiappini commented. “We understand that many professionals need to support today’s 4K installations, but they also know that 8K is on the horizon. With the two different demos, we wanted to show the built-in flexibility of the SMPTE ST 2110, an open standard that can encompass both current and future networking schemes. Without having to start over, AV pros can easily scale their installations to 10 GigE, 25 GigE, and beyond — and they can ensure long-term protection of their customers’ investment in technology and products.”

 

He added, “We encourage InfoComm attendees to stop by our booth and find out more about AIMS’ groundbreaking work, and how they can participate in helping to shape the future of multivendor AV-over-IP interoperability.”

 

AIMS Members to Provide Educational Sessions on Open Standards for AV Over IP at InfoComm

The presentations will take place in the AIMS Theatre at Booth 375. In addition to making individual presentations, AIMS members will also participate in the session “Audio and Video Streaming Using Established IP Standards,” to be held on Tuesday, June 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room W304E.

“AIMS members believe strongly that the future of AV over IP should be built on a technology infrastructure that is based on open standards, and we’re at InfoComm to advocate for this concept,” said David Chiappini, the AIMS ProAV Working Group chair. “This is not the first technology transition our industry has been through, and we need to understand the lessons of the past — which simply amount to this: Open standards provide the industry with maximum agility and flexibility to adjust business models, capitalize on new revenue opportunities, and add new capabilities and services without having to constantly rebuild workflows.”

The educational presentations at the AIMS booth will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday of the show and from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday. The following presentations will be repeated several times during the three days.

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IP Showcase to Make Australia Debut at Media + Entertainment Tech Expo 2019 in Sydney

The Australia Section of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), and the IABM have announced that they will stage an IP Showcase for the first time in Australia in conjunction with Media + Entertainment Tech Expo (METExpo 2019) in Sydney, 17-19 July.

The IP Showcase at METExpo 2019 will be an education and demonstration pavilion highlighting the benefits of and momentum behind the move to standards-based IP for real-time professional media across an extensive range of applications and users, from television and film to pro AV, small facilities, and independent operations.

Visitors will be able to see firsthand a collection of hardware and software, integrated and operating, with presentations on technical topics, case studies, and architectures enabled by the SMPTE ST 2110 family of open standards.

The IP Showcase will feature the leading-edge collaborative industry work being facilitated by the following industry partners: the Audio Engineering Society (AES), AIMS, the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the IABM, SMPTE, and the Video Services Forum (VSF).

Also today, the sponsors announced a call for presentations for the IP Showcase Theatre. The submission deadline for speaking proposals is 7 June 2019.

The presentation stages at previous IP Showcase Theatres have been visited by hundreds of attendees each day at shows since 2016, often with standing-room-only crowds. With the growing interest in IP implementation by broadcasters worldwide, attendance at METExpo2019 is expected to be strong. The significant early adoption of SMPTE ST 2110 products and architectures by broadcasters and outside broadcast providers in Australia is paving the way for uptake by the audiovisual industry segment and other adjacent industries. Presenting at the METExpo2019 IP Showcase Theatre, companies gain a matchless opportunity to offer their unique viewpoint on IP video and audio for production using SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67, as well as on the latest developments in the AMWA NMOS technology stack.

End users, industry associations, solutions providers, and technology developers are all invited to share their knowledge and perspectives on how the developments in IP signal transport will impact the broadcast industry, pro AV, small independent operations, and freelancers today and in the future.

Speaking times are limited during the three-day exhibition, and companies are encouraged to act quickly and submit proposals early. The selection committee is looking for the following types of presentations:

  • Tutorial (basic, intermediate, advanced)
  • Case study
  • Panel discussion
  • Market/business case analysis
  • Point-of-view/advocacy
  • Standards progress/update

Preference will be given to presentations related to the following technology areas on the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) Roadmap:

  • AES67
  • SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks
  • AMWA NMOS specifications such as IS-04, IS-05, IS-07, and IS-08
  • SMPTE ST 2059 suite of standards for timing and synchronization
  • JT-NM TR-1001-1 framework for installing, configuring, and interconnecting equipment

End users and facility operators in broadcast and pro AV are particularly encouraged to present their insight and experience related to deployments of the technology areas above. Systems integrators, service providers, and manufacturers are also encouraged to apply. Product marketing presentations are discouraged, as the theatre is an opportunity to discuss advances in working with media using open IP-based technologies.

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