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Apr 18, 2018
AIMS Membership Nears the Century Mark Merger with the Media Networking Alliance last year has added over 20 new AIMS members Author: SHARES BOTHELL, WA.—Membership in the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has climbed to 96 companies following the alliance’s merger with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA) late last year, AIMS announced today. "Like AIMS, MNA members were committed to adopting a standards-based approach to interoperability. In their case, it was interoperability between various IP-based audio networks via the use of AES67, and they made tremendous strides toward that goal," said Michael Cronk, AIMS chairman of the board. [Read: · ALC Networx · Focusrite · Yamaha The AIMS-MNA merger came after nearly two years of collaboration. The merged organization will continue to be called AIMS and will be governed by the AIMS bylaws, the alliance said. AIMS continues to work on common methodologies for transport, registration and discovery, connection management and other areas related to interoperability. "By merging with AIMS, these companies are having even broader impact on the industries they serve — and they're a driving force behind true industry-wide AV IP interoperability across the broadcast, installed systems, and live sound markets,” said Cronk. Tags Sharpening the focus of the Alliance for IP Media Solutions on the actual needs of broadcasters appears to be the driving force behind this weekâs announcement that AIMS and the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) have inked a formal liaison agreement. The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that, after nearly two years in existence, it has not only galvanized the industry around a standards-based approach to IP but also has demonstrated significant cross-vendor interoperability, proving that the standards it recommends are usable and supported by a large portion of the vendor community. Also, in time for the organization's second anniversary, the entire AIMS board of directors has been re-elected to another term. The existing board members, all of whom served in 2016, will continue leading the AIMS effort to foster adoption of one set of common, ubiquitous, standards-based protocols for interoperability over IP in the media and entertainment industry.