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Matrox to Promote Open Standards for AV Over IP at InfoComm 2019


11 June 2019

Matrox announces that the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) Pro AV Working Group will be at InfoComm 2019 (booth 375) to promote the real-world benefits of open standards for AV over IP and interoperability within the pro AV space. AIMS will be presenting an education session, and the AIMS booth will be hosting educational presentations, and multi-vendor interoperability demonstrations that showcase the benefits of the SMPTE ST 2110 standard.

The AIMS Pro AV Working Group’s mission is to define an open-standards approach to addressing the pro AV world’s move towards IP media. SMPTE ST 2110 is already the de facto accepted standard for broadcast—the goal in the pro AV space is for vendors to work together in a similar way towards a single standard. “When everything is based on a single open standard, users are able to mix and match the products to best suit the customer’s needs,” says David Chiappini, vice president of research and development, Matrox Graphics Inc. “We have seen this approach work in the broadcast field with SMPTE ST 2110. It was built over many years by hundreds of stakeholders—from manufacturers, end users, and service providers—working towards a common goal. It is important to use the same strategy of education, engagement, and cooperation to ensure truly future-proofed interoperability.”


At the AIMS booth (375), the Matrox X.mio5 Q25 network interface controller (NIC) card will be used in an end-to-end, multi-vendor interoperability demonstration to showcase the SMPTE 2110 standard in action.

The AIMS booth will also host several presentations geared towards the adoption of a single set of media-over-IP protocols. Andre Testa, director of ASIC/FPGA engineering at Matrox, will kick off each day’s sessions, presenting “Who is AIMS and What is SMPTE 2110?”, which will be followed by other AIMS members speaking on the adoption of open standards for AV over IP.

When: Wednesday June 12 & Thursday June 13
Time: 10 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Where: booth 375

When: Friday, June 14
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
Where: booth 375

Presentations will be repeated several times during the show. For full details, check the online schedule.


AIMS members will also be hosting a panel session titled “Audio and Video Streaming Using Established Standards.” Show attendees are encouraged to attend to discover the benefits of truly flexible, scalable, and interoperable AV-over-IP infrastructures.

AIMS members will speak on the following:

“The Origins of Audio Over IP and the Need for Standards,” Richard Zwiebel, Vice President, Systems Strategy, QSC

“There’s Nothing to Be Afraid of With SMPTE ST 2110,” Andrew Starks, Director of Product Management, Macnica

“The Open Standards-Based Method for AV Over IP,” Scott Barella, Chief Technology Officer at Pesa and Deputy Chairman of AIMS ProAV Working Group

“Next-Gen IP for Networked Media — Collision or Convergence?” Karl Paulsen, Chief Technology Officer, Diversified

When: Tuesday, June 11
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Where: Room W304E (Session IS020)


The purpose of the AIMS Pro AV Working Group is to define an open-standards approach to addressing the pro-AV world’s move toward IP-based media. The group’s efforts will evaluate and recommend existing standards and specifications from AES, AMWA, VSF, SMPTE, IEEE, and IETF that have already been broadly adopted by the media and entertainment industry, incorporating pro-AV market-specific features including security, HDCP support for protected content, and I/O control. The anticipated result of the AIMS Pro AV Working Group’s efforts is a flexible, future-proofed method for meeting video, audio, and data requirements of current and future pro AV solutions.

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