The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) recently announced the results of a
recent survey conducted of its members. The survey reveals that many AIMS
members are moving quickly to bring products to market that are compliant with
the SMPTE suite of standards for Professional Media over IP Networks (SMPTE ST
2110) by the end of 2017. SMPTE ST 2110 is currently in final draft stage.

Of the AIMS members who responded to the survey — many of whom are major
vendors to the broadcast and media industry — 72 percent said they will begin
shipping final-draft SMPTE ST 2110 standards-compliant products this year. Those
surveyed were asked to identify product categories that would be generally
available beyond alpha, beta, or proof-of-concept merchandise. Respondents
mentioned products spanning 25 categories, including routers, line cards, video
servers, switchers, encoders, audio and video processors, cameras, multiviewers,
and integrated playout.

“These survey results reveal that our members are investing heavily in technology
that’s compliant with the latest SMPTE video-over-IP standards and are working
diligently to supply full-fledged products that cover a wide swath of the broadcast
workflow,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair. “Ultimately that brings the entire
industry closer to the goal of a unified IP-based infrastructure.”

At the upcoming IP Showcase at the 2017 NAB Show, AIMS members will participate
in SMPTE ST 2110 interoperability demonstrations and showcase some solutions
expected to come to market in the coming year.