Calrec, Ericsson, Rohde & Schwarz, and Xilinx have joined the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS).
The quartet join more than 50 other members working together to move the broadcast and media industry to an IP-based future as quickly and profitably as possible.
Formed in January, AIMS is promoting the adoption, standardisation, development and refinement of open protocols for media over IP, with an initial emphasis on VSF TR-03 and TR-04, SMPTE 2022-6 and AES67.
"AIMS will only accomplish its mission because our dedicated members are willing to share in the effort to foster the adoption of open standards and specifications around IP technology," said Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair.
"Calrec, Ericsson, Rohde & Schwarz, and Xilinx are all leaders in their fields who have already made strides within their own companies. Their expertise will be invaluable as we continue down the path to IP standardisation."
Calrec Audio supplies broadcast-grade audio-mixing consoles, whilst Ericsson has long been at the forefront of information and communications technology and carries 40 per cent of the world's mobile traffic over its networks. Rohde & Schwarz manufactures test and measurement equipment for wireless and electromagnetic communications, as well as broadcasting and T&M equipment for digital terrestrial television. Xilinx provides All Programmable FPGAs, systems on a chip, multicore and multiprocessor systems on a chip, and 3D integrated circuits that power advancements in a wide range of industries and applications, including broadcast-video processing and connectivity.