The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has elected Scott Barella, CTO, Utah Specific, and Andy Warman, director of production and playout strategy, Harmonic, to the organisation's board of directors.
The duo will help lead the AIMS effort to foster adoption of one set of common, ubiquitous, standards-based protocols for interoperability over IP in the media and entertainment industry.
Barella has served as deputy chairman of the AIMS Technical Working Group since January 2016, having been in the broadcast industry since 1977. He has a strong background in broadcast systems design and architecture, OEM manufacturing and design, systems integration, and operations, with particular emphasis on IT video.
Warman provides business development and strategic direction for Harmonic's line of playout-enabled solutions. He has deep domain knowledge in the production and playout arena and experience in automation, news production, content creation, and infrastructure common to broadcast workflows. Before joining Harmonic, Warman spent 11 years at Harris Broadcast (now Imagine Communications) in various product management roles.
“Several existing standards bodies and other groups are working hard to create technical recommendations, standards and architectures around IP signal transport. At AIMS, our role is to support those organisations by encouraging adoption of their work and cultivating IP interoperability,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS board chair.
“Like all of our members, Scott and Andy are passionate about this effort because they believe that the only way to make progress is by working together. Clearly our members are confident that these two will bring that passion to their roles on the board.”