+1 (650) 600-9686 [email protected]

Industry News

IPMX finalises key standards documents

Concluding a VSF testing event held at the Matrox Video facility in Munich, where multiple manufacturers with IPMX implementations validated core specifications, IPMX has now achieved a crucial phase of maturity. This event marks the transition of many of the essential IPMX documents — encompassing critical aspects of audio and video transport, HDCP, control plane requirements, and system timing — from draft to finalised specifications.

AIMS Announces Plans for ISE 2024

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) announced that it will be highlighting the global broadcast and Pro AV market’s increasing adoption of Internet Protocol Media Experience (IPMX) — a set of open standards-based protocols designed to ensure interoperability for AV-over-IP systems.
At the show, visitors to booth 5E550 will see IPMX-based hardware and software working together seamlessly in live demonstrations, while presentations held in the AIMS-IPMX Theater will focus specifically on the standard’s development and adoption.

CFP National Championship 2024: Game Creek Sets Up IP-based Compound as New Varsity Truck Caps First Season

For the first time in broadcasting college-football championship games, ESPN has made a big operational leap by establishing a fully IP-based production compound. All the production trucks parked outside NRG Stadium in Houston for tonight’s CFP National Championship between Michigan and Washington are fully connected via SMPTE ST 2110.

IBC 2023: IP Showcase Takes to the Water

This year at IBC, the IP Showcase will take place on canal cruise boats from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17. The event comprises six one-hour cruises. Each will accommodate up to 35 attendees and feature two 20-minute sessions from top experts, for a total of 12 presentations on a wide range of IP-related topics.

The Future of AV-over-IP is Open with IPMX

IPMX is a suite of open standards for AV-over-IP. IPMX has been built on core standards and specifications that have already been battle-hardened through their use in uncompressed broadcast environments — the critical toolsets are in place. By harnessing SMPTE ST 2110 and NMOS, IPMX creates a standardized approach for sending high-quality audio, video and control signals over IP networks.

Viewpoint: Pioneering the Future of AVoIP

The primary goal of AIMS and its members is to ensure that IPMX attains the same level of adoption and widespread implementation in the Pro AV industry as SMPTE ST 2110 has in broadcasting. Currently, IPMX is following a trajectory similar to that of SMPTE ST 2110, and is expected to reach a comparable level of market acceptance in the near future.

IPMX demystified with short answers to tough questions

NDI and Dante AV provide their own strengths and benefits, but they are vastly different from IPMX. IPMX provides an ecosystem that is not proprietary and engineered with the flexibility to operate in 1GB up to 100GB networks. No matter the scale of the system, IPMX delivers the highest quality video and audio with low latency.

VSF publishes initial IPMX technical recommendations

It enables manufacturers and developers to create low-latency, interoperable, IP-based AV products and applications. The VSF TR-10 suite outlines the differences between SMPTE ST 2110 and IPMX, with documents covering everything from system time and definitions, to using AMWA Networked Media Open Specifications (NMOS) APIs, to the transparent transport of AES3 audio using the RTP protocol.

AIMS To Host Live Interoperability Demonstration Of IPMX™

IPMX implements a standards-based approach based on SMPTE ST 2110 with features and capabilities that target the specific needs of the Pro AV industry. In addition to simplifying implementation of SMPTE ST 2110 and ensuring interoperability for AV-over-IP systems, IPMX incorporates other features tailored to Pro AV installations.

NAB 2023: IP Showcase Presentation Videos From 2023 NAB Show Now Available Online

Given by top experts, the 30-minute presentations cover a wide range of IP-related topics — from the latest developments in SMPTE ST 2110 to NMOS, ground-to-cloud architectures, IPMX, QC monitoring and maintenance, cloud-based production, and much more.

Evolution of SMPTE 2110 Standard Addresses JPEG XS, IPMX

Since its publication in 2017, SMPTE 2110 has been deployed extensively throughout the broadcast industry. Across the globe, the standard has become a staple in IP-based television facilities and many of today’s major sporting and broadcasting events, including the 2020 summer Olympics and 2022 World Cup. This trend shows no sign of slowing in the upcoming year.
read more

SVG Sit-Down: NVIDIA’s Jamie Allan on the Transition to ST 2110, What’s Next for AI, AR, and the Cloud

The next-generation IP broadcast workflow at the Dell booth focused on how to simplify the adoption of SMPTE ST 2110 standards for the broadcast industry. NVIDIA and Dell teamed up to showcase IP-based content-creation capabilities and deployment of AI in the broadcast pipeline from workstation to the edge. At the RED booth, NVIDIA networking technologies (Rivermax, ConnectX, NVIDIA BlueField DPU, NVIDIA RTX GPU) enabled real-time 8K raw video over ST 2110. In this demo, NVIDIA and RED showcased a direct connection that allows cinema-quality RED V-RAPTOR 8K content to feed into an IP broadcast-production workflow.
read more

The Future Is Now With IP-Based Production

If you work for a broadcaster, you know that distribution over IP is supplanting SDI as the best practice, both for in-studio and remote activities. IP is simply the “better mousetrap,” with more flexibility than SDI, at costs that are no greater and often less. One of the interesting benefits of working in an IP production environment is that it is better understood by corporate IT departments than the traditional way of working in an SDI “island” that is strictly the concern of the television engineering staff. At a time when skilled broadcast engineers are retiring in great numbers, the transition to IP production infrastructures could not have come at a better time.
read more

IP Showcase Returns to IBC2022

As media operations move toward all-IP connectivity and content delivery the IP Showcase will focus on progress in SMPTE ST 2110, AES 67 and IPMX. IP Showcase organizers are hosting both technical presentations and demonstrations that provide useful guidance and examples to media organizations making this critical shift. Along with technical paper presentations, the IP Showcase will feature basic tutorials tailored to newcomers in the field of IP video production, as well as case studies from real-world installations.
read more

Nextera Customer Showcase at NAB 2022

Thank you to all of our Customer Showcase participants! Nextera would like to thank our customers Vitec, Advantech, Village Island, and Pulse Eight for participating in our customer showcase at NAB 2022. In addition to the latest Nextera/Adeas ST 2110, ST 2059, and...

read more

Divided they stand

Compared to the broadcast industry, pro AV can still seem like the Wild West, but it is being civilised (if that’s the right word) by contact with the world of broadcast. “It’s the proven broadcast transport standards in SMPTE ST 2110 that pro AV is primed to build upon with the IPMX standard,” says Miller. “Interoperability is key on an AV-over-IP network where all kinds of devices communicate on a common platform.”
read more

Join us again at NAB 2022!

Come see us at booth C2620 to learn about the latest advancements in ST 2110 Video over IP, NMOS control software, and IPMX - The new standard for AV over IP. - Learn all about ST 2110, ST 2059, NMOS, and IPMX - Evaluate our IP cores through interactive demos - See customer successes at our partner showcase
read more

Sail Grand Prix Season-Ending Race in San Francisco Points to Power of Data, IP

As Sail Grand Prix concludes its 2021-22 season this weekend in San Francisco, it continues to prove just how quickly new remote-production workflows can evolve. Onsite presence is minimal, with camera signals, audio signals, and heaps of data sent from the boats to the shore via RF and then via SMPTE ST 2110 transport halfway around the world to a production team at Timeline’s Ealing Broadcast Centre in the UK.
read more

NAB Show: IP Showcase Is Back And Live

At the 2022 NAB Show, IP Showcase will continue to address market requirements as media operations move toward all-IP connectivity and content delivery to multiscreen platforms. Attendees who stop by Booth W3925 can learn how the evolving SMPTE ST 2110 standards and AMWA NMOS technology stack are improving media workflows for large and small deployments alike.
read more