Driving IP Innovation with Industry Standards
Alliance for IP Media Solutions
Thanks to the efforts of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the broadcast industry is now aligned in its approach to IP. Never have so many competing companies collaborated so closely to quickly achieve a common goal — and Imagine Communications is proud of its pioneering role in this exciting time for our industry.
Driving market adoption of common protocols and universal standards, AIMS fosters the industry-wide support for field-proven specifications like SMPTE 2022 and VSF TR-04, accelerating the move from transition talk to roadmaps, and implementation plans to reality.
Today, there are real-world, interoperable IP installations at broadcast and media facilities and supporting live event and mobile productions across the industry.
What is AIMS?
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education, awareness and promotion of industry standards for the transmission of video, audio and ancillary information over an IP infrastructure, as well as products based on those standards.
AIMS works with industry standards organizations, including the Video Services Forum (VSF), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), to facilitate the industry’s transition from SDI to IP through industry standards and interoperable solutions that enable the rapid evolution to open, agile and versatile production environments.
AIMS is dedicated to IP-based solutions that give broadcasters the flexibility to explore new business models, maintain best-of-breed networks and add new capabilities without proprietary lock-in or having to rebuild workflows. Our approach gives broadcasters the optimal set of benefits for their use cases, enabling virtualized, media-aware infrastructure and applications while using top-tier production and distribution software.