The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has added the IS-04 specification to its roadmap.

The standard defines how IP-enabled devices discover each other and connect compatible IP streams as part of a workflow.

It also automates that process, making discovery and connection more fluid than in a conventional SDI environment.

AIMS board chair Michael Cronk (pictured) said: “IS-04 provides the next level of interoperability beyond transporting data.

“By adding it to our roadmap, AIMS is not just advocating for protocols related to video, audio, and data transport, but for protocols that determine how multivendor solutions can create seamless interoperable environments.”