Willem Vermost and Ievgen Kostiukevych from EBU Technology & Innovation have been recognized for their 'outstanding' contributions to the JT-NM Tested Program – an initiative set up to test and validate capabilities of IP production equipment based on the SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 2059 standards. The award ceremony took place on Saturday on the IP Showcase stand at the NAB Show for broadcast technology in Las Vegas, where the JT-NM Teste Program is featured this year.
Testing for the industry
Vermost and Kostkiukevych were two of a total of 7 engineers from participating organizations to be recognized for their work by their peers. JT-NM, the 'Joint Task Force for Networked Media', is a self-coordinating group of industry bodies working together on the development of IP technologies for professional media. It is administered by AMWA, EBU, SMPTE and VSF.
A first round of tests took place in March at the Fox Networks facility in Woodlands, Texas, and was administered by the EBU and IRT (Institut für Rundfunktechnik, Munich). Thirty-five companies with 71 products participated in the first ever JT-NM Tested program. Vendors who attended the testing event and agreed to make their test results public are now listed in the JT-NM Tested catalog, which is also available at the IP Showcase stand.