Over 15 new member companies joined AIMS
During the months this summer, over 15 new member companies joined AIMS, including Canon, Ciema, Gefel, Harman, LiveU and tcp. Formed last December, the summer membership surge saw the alliance pass its 50th member milestone in just eight months.
Canon said, “Canon has joined AIMS because Canon agrees completely with AIMS’s goal, to accelerate open technical standards for the purpose of transitioning from SDI to IP.”
Ciena Corporation stated, “We are pleased to join the AIMS alliance and believe in its open-standards approach. With our expertise in optical, Ethernet and network automation, we specialize in unlocking the network’s potential to maximize its capabilities and the many ways the network contributes to business objectives during this period of transition to a virtualized media environment.”
Gefei Technology Co., Ltd, is located in the Zhongguancun high-tech technology hub in the Haidian District of Beijing, known as the “Silicon Valley of China”. Gefei specializes in research, production, and sales of audio & video processing products, including video over IP and IP multi-viewer products.
Harman Professional Solutions is the world’s largest professional audio, video, lighting and control products and systems company. Its systems solutions include enterprise automation and complete IT solutions for a broad range of applications. The company’s roster of internationally renowned brands encompass all aspects of broadcast, studio, live, cinema and installed sound.
LiveU is a leader in high-quality and reliable live video acquisition, management and distribution over IP. The company’s technology enables live, wireless video transmission from any location around the world with lightweight, easy-to-use equipment, as well as extensive cloud-based management and video distribution solutions.
tpc is responsible for production and technology for television, radio and multimedia for Swiss Radio and Television SRF, as well as providing production services, technology and consultancy to the independent sector. The company issued a statement saying, “tpc, as the leading provider for broadcast production and beyond in Switzerland, has joined AIMS because we think that it is very important not only to have supplier companies but also users in the alliance. We have several projects in the pipeline over the next three years (including a large OB van, a master switching room, a playout center and postproduction facility) and we think that IP technology is the only future proof solution for these challenges.”