The Video Services Forum (VSF) has been accredited by the IABM’s (International Association of Broadcast and Media) Industry Collaborative Groups Endorsement Program.

Launched at NAB, the initiative is an industry-wide endorsement scheme for collaborative groups.

“The Video Services Forum has been a champion of open standards and interoperability in our industry for nearly 20 years now, and perfectly mirrors the criteria for our ICG Endorsement Program,” said Stan Moote, IABM chief technology officer (pictured).

“Most recently, VSF was responsible for creating TR-03 and TR-04, which they passed on to SMPTE as the genesis of SMPTE 2110, which specifies the carriage, synchronization and description of separate elementary essence streams over IP.

“This will be a game changer for the broadcast and media industry, and I am delighted to be able to recognize VSF in this way for the great work it has done – and continues to do.”

Founded in 1997, VSF has a membership comprised of service providers, users and manufacturers.

The international association is dedicated to interoperability, quality metrics and education for video networking technologies.

Its activities include providing forums about video networking technologies and exchanging non-proprietary information. It also promotes interoperability by contributing to and supporting the development of standards by national and international standards bodies.