Macnica To Demo IPMX Product and Software Developments and IPMX Development Kit at ISE 2022

Macnica two year anniversary of IPMXMacnica will celebrate the two-year anniversary of IPMX at ISE 2022 in space 5N200 with demonstrations that emphasize the standard’s flexibility across hardware and software implementations. Macnica has worked closely with the AIMS Alliance and other standards organizations to drive IPMX product development since AIMS introduced the standard at ISE 2020. Macnica has prepared an IPMX Development Kit that helps hardware vendors quickly test, evaluate and develop IPMX-ready AV-over-IP products.

Macnica will also expand an IPMX software demonstration unveiled at InfoComm in October. The demonstration will show UHD video streaming from a PC to Macnica’s flagship MPA1000 full-stack AV-over-IP module and showcase how IPMX technologies are virtualized within an IT network.

“Hardware will always be essential to the ProAV industry and our IPMX Development Kit, which includes our flagship and SoC modules, will help manufacturers make open standard AV-over-IP products that are IPMX-compliant. This means they will be interoperable and ready for use in a wide variety of use cases,” said Andrew Starks, AIMS Alliance board member and director of product management, Macnica. “We also recognize that customers want to virtualize their AV systems like they do in every other technology workflow. A successful AV-over-IP standard must have robust support for software implementations and that is certainly true for IPMX.”

Macnica will also demonstrate software-to-hardware implementations with an overview of how manufacturers can leverage the IPMX Development Kit. Macnica’s IPMX Development Kit offers many of the key technologies and applications required for building and managing AV-over-IP systems, including sub-frame latency, USB extension and UHD quality over 1GbE networks. The kit includes Macnica’s MPA1000 and ME10 SoC modules, both of which help product developers evaluate how standards-based video works with current and future products.

The MPA1000 and ME10 SoC share the same product development and real-world operational benefits for different production volumes. Both modules transport HDMI 2.0 4K60 4:4:4 video, audio and control data over 1GbE networks and support JPEG-XS compression, Lua scripting and an integrated web interface with customizable APIs.