The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS), is a non-profit trade alliance that fosters the adoption of one set of common, ubiquitous, standards-based protocols for interoperability over IP in the media and entertainment, and professional audio/video industries

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that global engineering and electronics company Huawei has joined the alliance as a full member. A major player in the world’s digital transformation, Huawei is a leading provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure platforms and smart devices. “As a nonprofit trade alliance, AIMS plays[...]
The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced a newly elected 2018-2019 board of directors who will lead the organization’s effort toward a standards-based IP infrastructure for professional media. All existing board members — AIMS Board Chair Michael Cronk (Grass Valley), Deputy Board Chair Steve Reynolds (Imagine Communications), Chief Financial Officer Andreas Hilmer (Lawo),[...]
For the past two years, the IP Showcase has been the destination at industry trade shows for IP-related education and demonstrations. Mike Cronk looks back at the IP Showcase at IBC2018 and what it says about the future of standards-based IP infrastructure for real-time media applications.

AIMS White Paper

Essential Considerations for Live Content Production and Broadcast

AIMS White Paper

AES 67 / SMPTE ST 2110 Commonalities and Constraints




AIMS brings broadcasters, AV professionals, technology vendors, and industry standards organizations together to eliminate fragmentation and maximize hardware and software interoperability through a comprehensive, ubiquitous set of IP media networking standards. Validated and tested by technology stakeholders and equipment suppliers, AIMS’ guidance delivers a practical upgrade path from legacy technologies to IP, as well as to future technologies such as cloud-based production and distribution.


AIMS is dedicated to IP-based solutions that give broadcasters and AV professionals the flexibility to explore new business models, maintain best-of-breed networks and add new capabilities without proprietary lock-in or having to rebuild workflows. Our approach gives broadcasters and AV professionals the optimal set of benefits for their use cases, enabling virtualized, media-aware infrastructure and applications while using top-tier production and distribution software.


Be a part of AIMS and help direct the future of the broadcast and media industry. Our roadmap is built on input from the industry’s top engineers, technologists and visionaries, all committed to moving the industry to an IP-based future as quickly and profitably as possible. We want your input and expertise to continue to drive open standards in our industry, as well as create guidance for future technological innovations.