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AIMS membership swells thanks to MNA merger

Members now include BBC, Genelec, Wheatstone and Yamaha

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) says it has seen a surge in members following its merger with the Media Networking Alliance (MNA).

AIMS members now total 96, with more than 20 companies joining following the MNA alliance.

They include Axis, the BBC, Bosch, Luminex, Merging Technologies, Wheatstone Corporation, and Yamaha.

The MNA and AIMS memberships voted to merge last December in order to form a single trade association for promoting IP in the media and entertainment industry. The new joint organisation has retained the AIMS name and is governed by the existing AIMS bylaws.

“Like AIMS, MNA members were committed to adopting a standards-based approach to interoperability. In their case, it was interoperability between various IP-based audio networks via the use of AES67, and they made tremendous strides toward that goal,” said Michael Cronk, AIMS chairman of the board. 

“By merging with AIMS, these companies are having even broader impact on the industries they serve — and they’re a driving force behind true industry-wide AV IP interoperability across the broadcast, installed systems, and live sound markets. We’re proud to welcome former MNA member companies to the AIMS fold, and with their input we’re continuing to expand our influence across a larger cross section of the media and entertainment industry.”