New AV-over-IP Company Debuts Focused on Using IPMX Standard Aimed at ProAV Market


Sencore, a broadcast production company, started a sister division aimed at AV-over-IP solutions for the ProAV market. Dubbed PlexusAV, its approach is unique — the company says all its products are designed and engineered using a standards-based AV-over-IP solution called IPMX, from the AIMS Alliance.

Based on SMPTE ST 2110, PlexusAV claims to “eliminate the stress of selecting an AV-over-IP technology by leveraging a standards-based solution.” As a result, PlexusAV is building interoperable, compatible, adaptable and stress-free AV-over-IP solutions. PlexusAV is researching, designing and now manufacturing solutions for the modern integrator with their customers in mind.

“There’s a proliferation of broadcast companies entering the professional AV industry because of their experience delivering 8K resolutions with AV-over-IP technology. At the same time, the professional AV industry is moving towards IP-based networking solutions,” said Steven Cogels, global director of business development for PlexusAV. “Compared to other broadcast companies, we are taking a unique and new approach to the professional AV industry. We’re gathering our success in the broadcast industry through Sencore, and translating the success into an entirely new product lineup built specifically for professional AV applications. You could say that PlexusAV is a startup with 70 years of success.”

The PlexusAV ecosystem is based on the AIMS Alliance IPMX proposed standard, which is built on SMPTE ST 2110. Designed to enable the transport of compressed and uncompressed video, audio and data over IP networks, PlexusAV’s integration of IPMX specifications and standards “addresses the professional AV industry’s need for a single set of common, ubiquitous standards-based protocols that ensure interoperability for AV-over-IP.” Designed for higher education, large venues, healthcare, enterprise and other applications, PlexusAV claims to simplify AV-over-IP by offering multiple versions of encoders and decoders to create an “innovative, accessible and human-centric ecosystem.”

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