AIMS first to receive IABM Industry Collaborative Groups endorsement

IABM has announced that the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is the first industry organisation to receive endorsement under the IABM’s new Industry Collaborative Groups (ICG) Endorsement Program. Launched at NAB Show this April, the ICG Endorsement Program is a major IABM initiative designed to encourage collaboration across a wide range of industry issues and opportunities, from best practice to standardisation and interoperability.

IABM’s vision is for a universally recognised framework where endorsed collaborative groups will be supported, promoted and encouraged to fulfil their potential and move forward in an open, constructive environment to the benefit of the wider industry.

AIMS is a non-profit trade alliance that promotes the open standards that broadcast and media companies use to move from legacy SDI systems to a virtualised, IP-based future — quickly and profitably. AIMS brings broadcasters, technology vendors and industry standards organisations together to eliminate fragmentation and maximise hardware and software interoperability through a comprehensive, ubiquitous set of IP broadcast standards.

Validated and tested by broadcast and equipment suppliers, AIMS’ guidance delivers a practical upgrade path from SDI to IP, as well as to future technologies such as cloud-based production and distribution.

Michael Cronk, Chairman of the AIMS Board and Vice President of Core Technology at Grass Valley, said, “From the founding of AIMS last December, we have made it our mission to foster collaboration within the industry towards the adoption of open, ubiquitous standards for IP interoperability. To be the first organisation to be recognised as an IABM certified Industry Collaborative Group is a validation that AIMS’ mission and collaborative approach is resonating with media companies, service providers and equipment suppliers alike.”

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