Barco announced today that it has become a member of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS). This is a giant boost for the proposed AV-over-IP standard. With AIMS’ new Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) set of open standards and specifications gaining traction, the Barco membership means you will likely see IPMX (the AIMS proposed standard for ProAV applications of AV-over-IP) inputs directly on Barco displays — and you could see Barco the AV-over-IP market using IPMX.
AIMS is an industry consortium founded and led by AV and Broadcast companies dedicated to promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open industry standards for the broadcast and media industries as they transition from SDI and HDMI to IP.
Barco, in its release, said it believes that IPMX addresses the ProAV industry’s need for a single set of common, ubiquitous standards-based protocols that ensure interoperability for AV-over-IP.
“Built on the collaborative effort of hundreds of leading companies, the IMPX open standard is designed to be the technology that manufacturers, integrators and end-users need to achieve truly engaging IP media experiences,” said Samuel Recine, chair of the AIMS Pro AV Working Group. “We’re so pleased to welcome a key member such as Barco to the alliance and get their support in the industry’s migration to AV-over-IP.”
As the new associate of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions, Barco agrees to work together in educating the industry on the benefits of the IPMX open standards and fostering its adoption.
“At Barco, we’ve been committed for many years to the early adoption of open signal standards to enable interoperability in our products and greater operational flexibility for our image processing end-users,” says Robbie Bruce, image processing product management director at Barco. “Joining the alliance is a showcase of our engagement towards a future-proof AV-over-IP roadmap with innovative solutions in line with the open IPMX standards approach.”