The AMWA NMOS specifications, IS-04 and IS-05, provide methods for the discovery, registration and connection management of devices on professional media networks. This talk will explain how to get started with NMOS development and describes the open source software that is available to assist implementers, including Sony’s own nmos-cpp contribution. Robert Porter (Project Manager, Sony Europe Limited) will go on to discuss how this software is being used to conduct a scalability study to address some of the key user requirements for the NMOS specifications, namely that they can be used reliably for very large networks comprising thousands of devices such as might be found in a typical broadcast installation. [bc_video video_id="5768697199001" account_id="4229317768001" player_id="BkgkXSCcOM" embed="in-page" padding_top="56%" autoplay="autoplay" min_width="0px" max_width="640px" width="100%" height="100%"]
As broadcasters plan their next generation of facilities using IP, the ‘auto-provisioning’ part of the JT-NM roadmap becomes more essential. Using examples from real projects such as BBC Cardiff, Peter Brightwell (Lead Engineer, BBC) describes how the AMWA NMOS family of specifications – IS-04 discovery and registration and the forthcoming IS-05 connection management – can make this happen in practice, and can pave the way for later ‘dematerialisation’. [maxbutton id="136" url="https://theiabm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/PeterBrightwell.pdf"]
Alex Rawcliffe (Project R&D Engineer, BBC) gives an overview of how BBC R&D is using NMOS and its own IP Studio work to develop a cloud-hosted production system. The presentation explores what a ‘dematerialised’, cloud-fit, production system might look like and also some tools associated with cloud deployment. [maxbutton id="136" url="https://theiabm.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/AlexRawcliffe.pdf"]
Mike Cronk, Chairman of the Board, AIMS and VP Core Technology, Grass Valley, discusses how and why AIMS has been so successful in such a short timescale. AIMS is completely independent, is a registered Not-for-Profit, has a separate board of directors, and is funded by all its members – not just a single company. Barely a year since it was formed, AIMS is already widely recognized and acknowledged for the role it has played in helping to make great strides towards IP interoperability. How and why has AIMS been so successful in such a short timescale? I think there are several reasons. The first I would call ‘The power of the idea’; AIMS is a simple, single concept. For our industry to continue to flourish and competition to thrive, we need a common network, and there was immediate recognition of this. Secondly, you need standards. Various standards and technical recommendations organizations such as VSF and SMPTE were very active in IP standardization, but their work didn’t have a strong voice in the marketplace. AIMS strengthened their voice and released a pent-up demand from both broadcasters and vendors. Thirdly, transparency and independence; some other organizations are 100% funded and driven by...