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intoPIX Joins the AIMS Alliance

Seven technology companies at the front line of media innovation join AIMS

New alliance members: Avid, Dejero, Ikegami, IntoPIX, Matrox, NEC, and TVU Networks

BOTHELL, WA, 13 April, 2016 — The growth of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) continues apace, as a further seven international companies, at the forefront of digital video production and delivery, opt for membership. Avid®, Dejero, Ikegami, IntoPIX, Matrox, NEC and TVU Networks have swelled the ranks of the alliance in the last few weeks.

Belgian based intoPIX offers the most compact, flexible and advanced image and video compression solutions dedicated to Cinema, Broadcast, Production and Post, Pro-AV, Video Transmission and Storage applications. “In joining AIMS, IntoPIX wants to contribute to the broadcasters’ transition towards a cost-effective and interoperable Live IP-based ecosystem, both in-studio and in remote production environments,” says CTO Gael Rouvroy.

“AIMS’ roadmap is simplifying the transition to IP. We believe that our FPGA IP-cores – implementing both the TICO light compression and JPEG 2000 Ultra-Low latency technologies - add the benefits to economically move HDTV and UHDTV over current 1/10G networks.”

AIMS Chairman Michael Cronk responds for the alliance, “The rapid and accelerating expansion of AIMS membership is embracing of specialist companies and large corporations. All share the commitment to the highest standards of technological development and an open standards approach to an IP based future. We sincerely welcome them all.”

AIMS’ efforts are focused on promoting the adoption, standardization, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67. Broadcasters and other media companies are seeking to leverage IP to increase the flexibility of their networks, help streamline workflows and improve agility to better compete in a rapidly evolving ecosystem. Open standards are the key to protecting current investments and ensuring long-term interoperability.

Open standards work for the IP transition is already underway by the 77-member Video Services Forum (VSF), with the support of organizations such as SMPTE and the EBU. AIMS endorses the work of the VSF and will continue to lend support in the development of a standard approach to IP; more than 30 broadcast equipment suppliers and broadcasters were involved in the development of VSF TR-03 and companies are actively testing and validating it today.

AIMS provides specific guidance in its bylaws to its members and to the media industry via the AIMS Roadmap. The organization endorses an IP transition plan that includes support for SMPTE 2022-6, AES67 and VSF recommendations TR-03 and TR-04.

A number of solutions are already on the market to help media companies begin the transition by introducing IP components to an SDI workflow. The transition represents a significant investment and will not happen overnight. An open standards approach allows media companies to implement the technology over time and transition at the pace that makes sense for their businesses.

Membership in AIMS is available to all individuals and companies that support open standards and share a commitment to the group’s founding principles.

For more about the importance of open standards and interoperability in the broadcast and media industry, visit the alliance website at www.aimsalliance.org and download the Alliance for IP Media Solutions’ white paper “An Argument for Open IP Standards in the Media Industry.”

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