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JT-NM tested scheme aimed to improve transparency and boost industry participation

Made up of a consortium of industry partners, including the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and the Video Services Forum (VSF), the Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) announced last week that it will be enhancing its JT-NM Tested programme to improve transparency and to foster even greater industry participation.

New in this round of tests are the test of broadcast controllers and registries. These test results will enhance validation on implementations of select portions of SMPTE ST 2110, AMWA NMOS specifications, and the JT-NM TR-1001-1.

The JT-NM will publish testing criteria, and vendors will perform testing at their own facilities. The testing and validation process is open to any vendor producing equipment that makes use of the relevant portions of the aforementioned standards.

Standards validation of vendor test results will be confirmed at a testing event scheduled for the week of March 16 this year. The overall results will be made available to the industry via a published catalogue of results and via badges that participants can display on their booths at NAB Show 2020.

Participation in past events is not a prerequisite to join the programme for the NAB Show. More information on the JT-NM Tested programme and information on how to join is available by contacting Bob Ruhl, bob.ruhl1@verizon.net. Past catalogues are also available at http://jt-nm.org.

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