Media Networking Alliance joins IP Showcase at 2017 NAB Show

The IP Showcase will feature AES67 as a standard in providing interoperability across current IP-based audio networking protocols

As an initiative in promoting IP interoperability, the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) will be collaborating with seven other organisations in presenting the IP Showcase at the upcoming 2017 NAB Show.

The other organisations participating at the IP Showcase include the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the IABM, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), and the Video Services Forum (VSF).

The IP Showcase will demonstrate interoperability of four parts of the new SMPTE ST 2110 standard, pertaining to video, audio, control and metadata. Developed by SMPTE, the SMPTE ST 2110 standard is widely projected as “a fundamental development” in the transition to full IP workflows in broadcast, based on common open standards. The inclusion of AES67 at the IP Showcase, according to the MNA, acknowledges the “rapid and widespread adoption” of AES67 in providing signal interoperability across all of the current IP-based audio networking protocols.

Established in 2014, MNA is a non-profit trade association currently comprising 30 member companies with the aim of promoting awareness and adoption of the AES67 audio-over-IP (AoIP) interoperability open standard.

Speaking for the MNA, Terry Holton, vice-chairman and member of the IP Showcase board, said: “This event will feature working implementations of IP networking from an unprecedented number of leading broadcast industry manufacturers, and will also provide the opportunity for NAB Show visitors to get the latest information from these many different manufacturers all together on one trade show booth.”

The IP Showcase will be located at booth N4824 during 2017 NAB Show, which will be held from April 22-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre.


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