JT-NM announces additions to testing and badging programme

The Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) will be enhancing its JT-NM Tested programme to improve transparency and to foster greater industry participation. The JT-NM will publish testing criteria, and vendors will perform testing at their own facilities.

The Joint Task Force is made up of a consortium of industry partners including 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).

Standards validation of vendor test results will be confirmed at a testing event scheduled for the week of 16 March. The overall results will be made available to the industry via a published catalogue of results and via badges that participants can display on their booths at the 2020 NAB Show. (Past catalogues are available at http://jt-nm.org.)

Testing of broadcast controllers and registries is new in this round of tests. These test results will enhance validation on implementations of select portions of SMPTE ST 2110, AMWA NMOS specifications, and the JT-NM TR-1001-1.

The testing and validation process is open to any vendor producing equipment that makes use of the relevant portions of the aforementioned standards. Participation in past events is not a prerequisite for participation in the programme for NAB 2020.

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