NAB 2018

NAB 2018: AIMS Members To Give More Than 30 Presentations During Show

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) announced that representatives from AIMS member companies will make 33 presentations at NAB 2018. These include nine paper presentations at the broader NAB conference, covering a range of topics related to media-over-IP workflows, and 24 talks as part of the IP Showcase Theater. AIMS is a sponsor of the IP Showcase along with partners AES, AMWA, EBU, IABM, NAB, SMPTE, and VSF.

Speaking in his capacity as AIMS chairman, Mike Cronk, vice president of core technology at Grass Valley, will take part in a panel discussion titled “Is IP Real?” as part of NAB 2018’s SBE Ennes Workshop on April 7, in LVCC meeting rooms N262-N264 at 9:35 a.m.

In addition, AIMS member companies will present papers on topics ranging from audio over IP and networking to redundancy and timing, providing insights into hot topics surrounding implementation and usage of the standards and specifications promoted by AIMS. Papers include the following:

• “Keep Your Packets From Crashing: AMWA IS-06 Network Control API,” Thomas Edwards, V.P. of Engineering and Development, FOX Networks Engineering & Operations Advanced Technology Group — April 7, 9 a.m., Room N260-B

• “The Art of Conforming to SMPTE ST 2110-21 Traffic Model” and  Thomas Kernen, lead staff architect, Switch Software, Mellanox — April 7, 9 a.m., Room N260
• “Redundant Multipath Time Transfer and Sync for Media Networks Using SMPTE ST2059-2,” Kernen— April 8, 3:20 p.m., Room N260-C

Arista Networks
• SBE Ennis Workshop, “IP Networking for Real-Time Video,” Robert Welch, technical solutions lead, Arista Networks — April 7, 9:10 a.m., Room N262/264

Wheatstone Corporation
• “The Mission’s the Same, but the Tools Are Changing,” Chris Penny, field development, agile broadcast for Wheatstone Corporation — April 7, 1:30 p.m., Room N260
Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group
• “Latest Updates on Audio Over IP & AES67,” Ken Tankel, product manager, Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group — April 8, 10:40 a.m., Room N260

Imagine Communications
• “Designing and Troubleshooting a Robust SMPTE ST 2059/PTP Network,” Leigh Whitcomb, architect, Imagine Communications — April 8, 3:20 p.m., Room N260-A
ALC NetworX
• “The Audio Parts of ST 2110 Explained,” Andreas Hildebrand, technology evangelist, ALC NetworX — April 9, 2:30 p.m., Room N255

The IP Showcase Theater is part of the AIMS IP Showcase and is a one-stop destination where everyone from broadcast/IT engineers and CEOs to TV producers can learn everything they need to know to unlock the full potential of using IP for real-time media. In the IP Showcase Theater, representatives from AIMS member companies will make presentations on IP technology and installations in support of the AIMS roadmap — and highlight solutions to technical challenges related to the transition from SDI to IP. Presentation topics include the following:

• “IP Use Case Benefits,” Luann Linnebur, head of business development, Nevion

• “IP Showcase Panel: What Is the Big Deal About Real-Time IP?” Stan Moote, IABM; Cronk ; Linnebur; Mike Bany, Fox

• “IP Networking for Real-Time Video,” Welch

• “Report on Real-World Uncompressed IP Media Infrastructures. Lessons Learned Through Multiple Open-Standards-Based Installations,” Robert Erickson, advanced technology manager, Grass Valley

• “Getting Started With NMOS IS-04 and IS-05,” Robert Porter, project manager, Sony Europe Limited

• “Standardized Connection Management for Essences and Network Flows in SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67,” Arne Bonninghoff, head of IP Research, Riedel Communications

• “Using AMWA IS-04/IS-05 Technologies in a Routing Control Environment,” John Mailhot, CTO, Networking & Infrastructure, Imagine Communications

• “SDN for Contribution, Live Production, and Playout Environments — To IGMP or Not to IGMP? That Is the Question,” Gerard Phillips, systems engineer, Arista Networks|

• “Handling Metadata in SMPTE ST 2110,” Paul Briscoe, Consultant, Evertz

• “Practical Multivendor Application of SMPTE ST 2110 – Technical Challenges and Solutions,” Nestor A. Amaya, Ross Video; François Legrand, CBC

• “SMPTE ST 2110 Infrastructure and IP Flow Monitoring,” Thomas Gunkel, broadcast market director, Skyline Communications

• “AIMS Reference System Architecture Guidelines,” Chuck Meyer, chief technology officer, Production, Grass Valley/AIMS

• “SMPTE ST 2110 Step 2: Perfecting the Picture and Sorting the Sound — Optimizing IP Media Designs for Maximum Flexibility and Benefit,” Andy Rayner, chief technologist, Nevion

• “The SMPTE ST 2110-21 Timing Profiles,” Briscoe

• “Deep Dive Into SMPTE ST 2110-40 Ancillary Data” and “Deep Dive Into SMPTE ST 2110-21 Traffic Shaping and Delivery Timing for Video,” Whitcomb

• “How to Use SMPTE ST 2110 to Solve High-Bandwidth Flows in IP Infrastructures,” James Stellpflug, EVS;  Cronk

• “IP Showcase User Panel,” Edwards

• “An Update on the Live IP Implementation for the BBC Wales Cardiff Central Square Project,” Mark Patrick, lead architect, BBC Design & Engineering

• “IS-06: The Network Traffic Cop to Protect and Reserve Your Bandwidth,” Edwards; Subha Dhesikan, Cisco

• “PTP and ST 2110 — The Inside Story,” Briscoe

• “The Audio Parts of ST 2110 Explained,” Hildebrand

• “Deep Dive Into SMPTE ST 2110-30/31 and AES67 Audio,” Whitcomb

• “The Roles of AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110 in the Production World,” Patrick Killianey, network applications engineer, Yamaha Commercial Audio Division


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