2018 #NABShow: AIMS Stronger Than Ever!

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) will be highlighting the march toward uniformed IP collaboration for industry operations. Located in the Central Hall, booth C12634 for the duration of the 2018 #NABShow. The AIMS will inform and provide convention goers an incredible array of demonstrations, presentations, and on-site production control room operations all related to IP production distribution. In short, this is the go-to place for SDI to IP transition that will benefit present and future operations.

Featuring the AIMS “IP in Action” (at the 2018 #NABShow) wall, which references sites that IP technologies are designed for the AIMS map to success. Featuring  30 systems that highlight and  summarizes pure IP in action with all standards implemented and benefits exposed. Note: Booth (C12634) will focus on the following:

• Format flexibility from SD to UHD, including different frame rates, and reducing cabling with IP networks compared to coax

• Simplifying discovery and registration with AMWA IS-04 and IS-05

• Compatibility between AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110-30

• Audio/video lip sync and handling of multichannel audio

• Design of deterministic IP systems with COTS IP switches using SMPTE ST 2110-21

• SDI and IP conversion and harmonized timing with SMPTE ST 2059

• System resiliency and protection from data loss using SMPTE ST 2022-7

“The 2018 NAB Show is a watershed event for the adoption of IP technology in our industry. With last year’s ratification of the foundational set of standards in the SMPTE ST 2110 suite, 2018 is the year that more and more broadcasters are poised to make the move to IP. As such, whether it’s through the IP Showcase, application demonstrations at AIMS member booths, or the host of NAB presentations on IP, visitors will be able to see and hear firsthand the benefits that IP-based workflows can bring.”
 from Michael Cronk, AIMS Board Chair

Also, Broadcast Beat will be producing roughly two hours per day of the All-IP Live production.  Featuring a professional production group of directors, technical directors, camera operators, and audio specialists that will make it possible for those not visiting NAB for the IP Showcase Theater!

Don’t miss the Twenty-three speakers that will highlight solutions to technical challenges related to the transition from SDI to IP and use case studies in which IP has been successful in solving customer requirements. Discussions will range from audio over IP, networking, redundancy, and timing and will offer insights into hot topics surrounding implementation and usage of the standards and specifications promoted by AIMS.

Company Overview:

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education, awareness, and promotion of industry standards for the transmission of video, audio, and ancillary information over an IP infrastructure, as well as products based on those standards. The group represents the interests of both broadcast and media companies and technology suppliers that share a commitment to facilitating the industry’s transition from SDI to IP through industry standards and operational  solutions that enable the rapid evolution to open, agile, and versatile production environments.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 7th-12th, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, 2018 #NABShow  is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

About NAB 
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


Broadcast Beat is the Official Broadcaster of the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas and the Producer of NAB Show LIVE. In 2017, NAB Show LIVE received over 1.3 million online viewers and during the 2018 NAB Show, we are expected to exceed 1.5 million viewers.


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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over 25 years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

Matt and his family currently reside in the Washington, D.C metro area.
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