IBC 2016: IBC is to launch a dedicated IP demonstration area at the Amsterdam trade show in September.

The 150 sq m IBC IP Interoperability Zone in Hall 8 is led by Aims (Alliance for IP Media Solutions) and the IABM (International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers).

It will showcase the work of the JT-NM (the Joint Task Force on Networked Media), which is a combined initiative of AMWA (Advanced Media Workflow Association), EBU (European Broadcasting Union), SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture Television engineers) and the VSF (Video Services Forum) and the AES (Audio Engineering Society) with a live production studio based on the technologies of the JT-NM roadmap that Belgian broadcaster VRT has been using daily on-air this summer.

Vice president of core technology at Grass Valley and chairman of Aims Mike Cronk (pictured) said: “Visitors will be able to see verified technical interoperability over IP from more than 30 companies and the same technology being used in a real production environment.”

IBC chief executive Michael Crimp added: “Even just a few months ago, the whole field of IP and interoperability was an alphabet soup of seemingly unrelated organisations.

“The industry has worked hard to bring a critical mass into alignment and IBC was keen to facilitate engagement and focus around this important contribution to the future of our industry.

“By creating a dedicated zone at this year’s IBC, we are delighted to make a space to show what has been achieved and the standards around which everyone can group. I look forward to seeing what has been achieved at the IBC IP Interoperability Zone.”