IBC2019 IP Showcase to Highlight AV-Over-IP and JT-NM TR-1001-1

The stage is set for the IP Showcase at IBC2019, an education and demonstration pavilion that highlights the benefits of a common set of IP standards and specifications for real-time professional media applications and the growing industry momentum for standards-based IP installations. For its fourth IBC appearance, the IP Showcase will emphasize two new areas: the emergence of open standards for AV-over-IP interoperability and the adoption of the JT-NM TR-1001-1, a set of specifications and guidance designed to make it possible for broadcasters to automate installation and eliminate complexity when deploying IP-based systems.

Pro AV Demonstrations

The IP Showcase will dedicate a demonstration area to highlighting real-world technology solutions for AV-over-IP interoperability based on the SMPTE ST 2110 suite. The display will reflect AIMS’ ongoing efforts and the latest progress in defining an open-standards approach for the pro AV industry’s migration to IP media.

“Now that standards-based IP technologies are seeing mass adoption and use in the broadcast and production communities, they’re beginning to transform the pro AV world — with the same promised benefits of greater interoperability and flexibility, reduced opex, and more streamlined operations,” said David Chiappini, chair of the AIMS Pro AV Working Group. “At IBC2019, we’ll be delivering a key message to pro AV attendees: that SMPTE ST 2110 and related technologies are real, proven open standards that drive maximum innovation, and they cover a wide gamut of features that pro AV professionals want and need. We’ll show that true interoperability is possible in a multivendor AV-over-IP environment using equipment that end users can buy today.”

JT-NM Tested

Also in the spotlight, JT-NM Tested will give visitors a firsthand look at vendors that have implemented the new JT-NM TR-1001-1 specification. Sponsored by the JT-NM and administered by the EBU and IRT — two top European technical bodies — the JT-NM Tested program conducts third-party testing of IP-capable equipment from a range of vendors, the results of which are published in a catalogue available online and at the IP Showcase.

The number of organizations participating in the JT-NM Tested program for TR-1001-1 demonstrates a rapid adoption of TR-1001-1 by vendors. While JT-NM Tested is not a certification program, it provides a snapshot in time of how vendor equipment aligns to key parts of SMPTE standards and JT-NM specifications, providing prospective purchasers and users with a reference as they begin the equipment evaluation and qualification process.

IP Showcase Future Zone

The Future Zone is a demonstration area focused on the latest advances in standards for IP-based broadcast operations. Leveraging the core standards as promoted by the AIMS roadmap — SMTPE ST 2110, AES67, and the newly added JT-NM TR-1001-1 — the Future Zone demonstrations will showcase three technologies that add higher-level functionality to the underlying standards dealing with the transport, connection, and routing of IP signals: AMWA NMOS IS-07 Event and Tally, NMOS IS-08 Audio Channel Mapping, and AMWA BCP-002 Grouping and BCP-003 NMOS API Security: Communications.

IP Showcase Theatre

In the IP Showcase Theatre, industry-leading vendors and broadcasters will offer an extensive schedule of educational presentations, panel discussions, and real-world case studies of IP video and audio for production and playout. An array of IP-based products that leverage the standards will also be on display, as well as many examples of real-world deployments from facilities around the world.

“With SMPTE ST 2110 as the foundational essence transport layer for IP systems, the broadcast industry was the first to unite around standards-based IP operations — and now the professional AV community is following suit. As a result, we’re seeing broader and more mainstream IP deployments that go beyond the groundbreaking work of the early adopters,” said Brad Gilmer, executive director of the IP Showcase. “For those reasons, the IP Showcase displays and theater provide a fantastic opportunity for both vendors and users to learn about standards, strategies, and solutions for making IP installation, maintenance, and security easier and more straightforward.”

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 Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), and the Video Services Forum (VSF). Since making its debut at IBC2016, the IP Showcase has become an important event at major industry trade shows around the world and has helped the industry to galvanize behind the standards-based approach to IP.

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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.

 

Call for Presentations Now Open for IP Showcase, 2019 NAB Show

Industry partners, the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Technology Engineers® (SMPTE®), and the Video Services Forum (VSF) — all co-sponsors of the IP Showcase at the 2019 NAB Show — today announced a call for presentations for the event. The IP Showcase is an education and demonstration pavilion at the NAB Show in Las Vegas that will highlight the benefits of and momentum behind the move to standards-based IP for real-time professional media applications. The submission deadline for speaking proposals is Feb. 25.

The presentation stage at the IP Showcase Theater has been visited by hundreds of attendees each day at past shows since 2016, often with standing-room-only crowds. With the growing interest in IP implementation by broadcasters worldwide, attendance is expected to be even greater this year. Presenting at the IP Showcase Theater provides an unmatched opportunity for companies to offer their unique viewpoint on IP video and audio for production, using SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67, and 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 today and in the future — especially related to SMPTE ST 2110-10/20/21/30/31/40, AMWA IS-04/IS-05, and JT-NM TR-1001-1.

Speaking times are limited during the four-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
  • Timing and synchronization using SMPTE ST 2059-1/2
  • JT-NM TR-1001-1 framework for installing, configuring, and interconnecting equipment

Broadcasters and end users 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 theater is an opportunity to discuss advances in working with media using open IP-based technologies.

Other topics and technology areas will be considered. More details and the submission form are available at http://www.ipshowcase.org/call-for-presentations/.

The IP Showcase will take place at Booth C12534 in the Las Vegas Convention Center during the 2019 NAB Show, April 8-11.

Popularity of IBC2018 IP Showcase Signals Growing Enthusiasm for IP Media Applications

With the SMPTE ST 2110 standards now firmly established and successfully deployed, the industry is in a new era of IP-based interconnectivity, even for live productions. New types of demonstrations and a new level of education were featured at IBC2018, including a number of vendors displaying interoperable technology using the AMWA IS-04 and IS-05 specifications for automatic discovery and registration of devices in IP workflows.

Such demonstrations showed strong industry progress toward a level of interoperability beyond the transport layer. In terms of education, the IP Showcase Theatre highlighted the tremendous body of knowledge that is developing related to the transition from SDI to IP. Presenters spoke on what they’ve learned about deploying IP systems successfully and how to deal with new technology such as PTP. IP Showcase Theatre presentations will be available online in the coming weeks at www.ipshowcase.org.

While past IP Showcases focused on demonstrating interoperability, the IBC2018 IP Showcase was the first to focus on the tangible benefits of transitioning to IP-based media networks. Through interactive demonstrations, visitors could clearly see that SMPTE ST 2110-based IP networks make it possible to:

  • Build an infrastructure capable of handling any format.
  • Simplify device discovery, registration, and connection management.
  • Choose from a wide range of IP audio devices, with compatibility between AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110-30.
  • Choose from a host of interoperable equipment that can ensure system resiliency and protection from data loss.
  • Design deterministic IP systems with commercial-off-the-shelf IP switches.
  • Build an infrastructure that simplifies and reduces cabling.

“At IBC2018 we were able to give visitors a real sense of why they should be considering IP now. In other words, IP Showcase visitors could clearly see what’s in it for them,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair. “Judging from the attendance, the ease with which the integrations came together, and the high survey marks we received for educational value, it was a mission accomplished.”

With SMPTE ST 2110 established as the foundational technology, the IP Showcase sponsors will design future events to address issues based on where the industry stands on the IP adoption curve at that time. Future demonstrations and presentations at events will likely focus on themes such as security or functionality beyond the transport layer.

IP Showcase Organizers Announce Full Slate of Presentations on IP Technology and Installations in IP Showcase Theatre

Major technical and standards organizations within the broadcast industry — Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), and Video Services Forum (VSF) — hosts of the IP Showcase at IBC2018 in Amsterdam, today announced a broad lineup of educational presentations in the IP Showcase Theatre.

The IP Showcase Theatre will be IBC visitors’ education destination as the industry progresses through the next phases of IP adoption.

As major vendors conduct an array of IP-based product interoperability demonstrations in the IP Showcase exhibit area, representatives from leading industry suppliers, standards bodies, and end users will provide five full days of presentations in the IP Showcase Theatre. Theatre presentations will range from introductory tutorials on SMPTE ST 2110 to best practices and lessons learned around design and implementation and to deep dives into the latest technical issues related to video, audio, and security. There will also be panel sessions on production, sports applications, test and measurement, and more.

In addition to the technical presentations, the IP Showcase Theatre will feature real-world case studies from several end users discussing their actual experiences and recommendations in making the transition to IP operations. These end users include:

  • Arena TV
  • BBC Wales
  • BCE, Luxembourg (Meet BCE at IBC2018: 7.C37)
  • Sky TV, Italy
  • Telstra
  • Timeline Television

“As the industry transitions from SDI to IP, there’s no better place to learn about the inner workings of the new IP world than at the IP Showcase Theatre,” said Wes Simpson, marketing committee chairman, VSF. “We have curated a fantastic assortment of presentations and discussions to suit everyone from IP novices to broadcast and IT engineers who are deeply involved in IP media installations.”

 

“This IP Showcase is the first at IBC since the SMPTE ST 2110 standards were published. In addition to the IP Showcase Theatre, we’ll also have eight focused technology demonstrations explaining the benefits of IP and featuring products from 57 vendors, all using SMPTE ST 2110,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS chairman of the board. “We invite all IBC attendees to visit the IP Showcase and see for themselves what IP can mean for their operations.”

The full schedule of IP Showcase Theatre presentations is available at www.ipshowcase.org/theatre-schedule.

Call for Presentations Now Open for IP Showcase at IBC2018

Industry partners, the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Technology Engineers® (SMPTE®), and the Video Services Forum (VSF) — all co-sponsors of the IP Showcase — today announced a call for presentations for the event.

The IP Showcase is an education and demonstration pavilion at IBC2018 that will highlight the benefits of and momentum behind the move to standards-based IP for real-time professional media applications. The submission deadline for speaking proposals is July 20.

The focal point of the IBC2018 IP Showcase will be the presentation stage at the IP Showcase Theatre, which is visited by hundreds of IBC attendees each day, often with standing-room-only crowds.

Presentations provide an unmatched opportunity for companies to offer their unique viewpoint on IP video and audio for production, the evolving SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67 standards, and 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 fundamental change to IP signal transport will impact the broadcast industry today and in the future — especially related to SMPTE ST 2110-10/20/21/30/31/40 and AMWA IS-04/IS-05.

Speaking times are limited during the five-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 and IS-05.
  • Timing and synchronization using SMPTE ST 2059-1/2.

Broadcasters and end-users 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.

Other topics and technology areas will be considered. More details and the submission form are available at http://www.ipshowcase.org/call-for-presentations/.

The IP Showcase will take place in rooms E106 and E107 at RAI Amsterdam during IBC2018, Sept. 14-18.

IP Showcase Returns to IBC

Major technical and standards organizations within the broadcast industry — Audio Engineering Society (AES), Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), and Video Services Forum (VSF) — today announced they will again host the IP Showcase at the annual IBC show in Amsterdam.

At the IP Showcase at IBC2018, industry-leading vendors and broadcasters will provide instructional and case-study presentations and an array of IP-based product demonstrations highlighting the benefits of, and momentum behind, the broadcast industry’s move to standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time professional media applications.

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The event has been a feature at major industry trade shows since IBC2016 and has been instrumental in helping the industry to galvanize behind the standards-based approach to IP. This is the first IBC show since the publication of documents within the SMPTE ST 2110 Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks suite of standards, the foundational standards for essence-based transmission of video, audio, and metadata.

“The broadcast industry reached a crossroads when it faced the choice of pursuing a standards-based approach to IP or pursuing multiple alternatives and directions,” said Brad Gilmer, executive director of the IP Showcase. “Almost unanimously, the industry chose the standards-based approach, uniting behind SMPTE ST 2110/ST 2059, AES67, and AMWA IS-04/IS-05. As we move from watching the progress of the early adopters into seeing how the industry as a whole will move into the IP transition, the IP Showcase is more important than ever.”

The IP Showcase will feature equipment displays and product demonstrations that emphasize everything industry vendors have achieved in support of IP standards and specifications. The displays will showcase the benefits IP can bring to an operation and will comprise equipment from an estimated 50 vendors — one of the most massive assemblies of interoperable IP products ever. Displays will highlight the benefits of IP signal transport and focus on SMPTE ST 2110-10/20/21/30/31/40, the SMPTE ST 2059 Broadcast Profile for IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP), AES67, and AMWA IS-04/IS-05.

Meanwhile, the IP Showcase Theatre will be the destination for education, a vital element as the industry progresses through the phases of IP adoption. Vendors, broadcasters, service providers, and integrators alike will highlight their solutions to technical challenges related to the transition from SDI to IP. Choosing from a full slate of presentations on IP technology and installations, professionals ranging from broadcast/IT engineers and CEOs to TV producers can learn how to unlock the full potential of using IP for real-time professional media.

The IP Showcase will take place in rooms E106 and E107 at RAI Amsterdam during IBC2018, Sept. 14-18. More information about the IP Showcase at IBC2018 is available at www.ipshowcase.org.