Wednesday, August 29, 2012

EBU-AMWA FIMS Plan Garners IBC Judges' Prize

A joint EBU-Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) plan that will capacitate broadcasters to save allowance and work smarter has won the prestigious Judges' Prize of the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC).

The Framework for Interoperable Media Services (FIMS) is an open typical for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for media that, in elementary terms, overcomes expensive, disruptive incompatibilities in IT-based announce prolongation technologies.

IT-based solutions are supplanting dedicated video and audio apparatus as broadcasters look for media format flexibility, metadata administration and cost shrinking by using broad role PCs and networks. Yet notwithstanding the role of IT in media production, network incompatibilities still result in inefficiencies and expostulate up costs.

The plan has right away successfully delivered the FIMS 1.0 specification, that is already functional at Bloomberg. Other attention players are deliberation subsequent to suit.

"A couple of years ago, we gave a display at the IBC discussion about Service Oriented Architectures, and we would never have dreamed of results forthcoming to marketplace so quickly," mentioned EBU FIMS plan personality Jean-Pierre Evain. "My colleagues working on FIMS have been exemplary, and the attention has established these efforts."

EBU executive of Technology Innovation Lieven Vermaele remarkable that the endowment established the work completed to date.

"FIMS has right away delivered a plain base-layer specification, but it will blossom in conditions of services and functionalities demanded by new applications and use cases," he added.

The Judges' Prize is presented for innovative projects that have specific creative, technical or blurb imagination. It will be presented Sunday, Sept. 9, during the IBC2012 Awards Ceremony in the RAI Auditorium.

See EBU at IBC2012 Stand 10.F20.

See AMWA at IBC2012 Stand 9.A40b.

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