The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is forming an Education Working Group that will focus specifically on education and training on the design, build, and operation of standards-based IP media technology and solutions.
Its mission will be to define what is needed to improve training, expand educational opportunities, and collaborate with other industry organisations to develop programmes and certifications to rapidly expand the base of qualified engineers and operators to meet the growing demand for IP expertise.
The organisation said the new working group will join its Technical Working Group and Marketing Group as a top-level priority at AIMS and serve as the third pillar in the alliance’s ongoing work.
“Today, when we talk to various industry parties about IP adoption, we consistently hear that SMPTE ST 2110 is mature, stable, and working, but there is a need for engineers who can do the design work, professionals who can do the implementation work, and operators who have the right skillset and expertise to work with these new IP-based systems,” said AIMS chairman of the board Steve Reynolds.
“The new Education Working Group will work with other industry organisations to connect media professionals with better training, broad-based educational programs, and possibly even testing and certification they can use to validate their proficiency for prospective employers.”
AIMS said volunteers —particularly integrators and end users — are welcome to join in the work. More details can be found at the organisation’s website.