The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineering (SMPTE) and the Video Services Forum (VSF) have announced the release of the JT-NM Reference Architecture (RA) v1.0; a collection of models, best practices, and frameworks intended to facilitate interoperability in networked media systems using standard IT infrastructure.

In this first version, the RA focuses on three foundational frameworks. These frameworks provide the media industry with a common, interoperable approach to how devices and services are uniquely identified, discovered and how their capabilities are registered. The RA also provides a timing model supporting PTP and SMPTE 2059 standards. The foundational frameworks are building blocks that will enable networked media to provide new workflow capabalities.

About JT-NM

The Joint-Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) was formed in the context of the transition from purpose-built broadcast infrastructures to commodity computing, storage and network infrastructures. JT-NM was set up to foster discussion among subject-matter experts, and to drive the development of an interoperable network-based infrastructure for live media production, encompassing file-based workflows. It brings together broadcasters, manufacturers, standards bodies and trade associations.


JT-NM @ IBC 2015

At the IBC in Amsterdam, JT-NM will be discussed in various forums:

  • Friday September 11 at 17:00 to 17:30 at the IBC Technology In Action Theater
    JT-NM and AMWA Networked Media Incubator
  • Saturday September 12 at 10:00 to 10:30 at the EBU Theatre 10.F20
    How the JT-NM RA will enable new operational scenarios
  • Saturday September 12 at 15:30 – 17:30 in the IBC conference (Emerald room)
    The Media Factory of the Future (with the EBU)

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