Following the success of the IBC 2018 IP Showcase, which was the largest and best attended IP Showcase thus far, hosting nearly 2,000 visitors, seventeen AIMS members will participate in the AoIP demonstration area at the AES convention in New York, which will show a wide range of IP audio devices that will include compatibility between AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110. The demo will consist of three racks of fully interoperable audio equipment exchanging IP streams.
The Pavilion Theater will offer a range of educational presentations from representatives of industry groups and leading manufacturers, mostly AIMS members. The presentations will cover topics such as the basics of AES67; the relationships between AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110; IP audio-stream monitoring; the anatomy of a full-stack implementation; and successful real-world deployment. The Pavilion Theater's 30-minute presentations will run continuously throughout the three days of the AES convention and will be available for free to all attendees of both AES New York 2018 and the 2018 NAB Show New York.
"AIMS and AES created this pavilion because we recognize the growing importance of media networking in the pro audio and broadcast industries," says Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair. "Whether you deal with networked audio for broadcast and streaming, live sound, or studio recording in any number of applications, everyone from audio networking novices to experienced audio and networking engineers will walk away from the AoIP Pavilion with valuable insight into media networking from many of the leading experts in this field."
The AoIP Pavilion will also include six individual demonstration pods, four of which will be occupied by AIMS members ALC NetworX, Riedel Communications, Studio Technologies, and The Telos Alliance. Several of the pods will be connected to the main AIMS demonstration area, providing a live demonstration of audio networking over IP.
Companies participating in AIMS demonstration area are:
• ALC NetworX
• Artel Video Systems
• Focusrite Audio Engineering
• Luminex Network Intelligence
• Merging Technologies
• Riedel Communications
• Solid State Logic
• Studio Technologies
• The Telos Alliance
• Ward-Beck Systems
• Wheatstone Corporation
With the SMPTE ST 2110 standards now firmly established and successfully deployed, the industry is in a new era of IP-based interconnectivity, even for live productions. Demonstrations show strong industry progress toward a level of interoperability beyond the transport layer. SMPTE ST 2110-based IP networks make it possible to:
• Build an infrastructure capable of handling any format.
• Simplify device discovery, registration, and connection management.
• Choose from a wide range of IP audio devices, with compatibility between AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110-30.
• Choose from a host of interoperable equipment that can ensure system resiliency and protection from data loss.
• Design deterministic IP systems with commercial-off-the-shelf IP switches.
• Build an infrastructure that simplifies and reduces cabling.
Additional information about the presentations taking place in the AoIP Pavilion Theater at AES New York 2018 can be found by visiting http://www.aes.org/events/145/aoip/ or https://www.aimsalliance.org/aoip-pavilion-theater/