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AIMS Announces Appointment of Matrox Graphics Inc.’s David Chiappini as Chair of New Pro AV Working Group
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Matrox continues to spearhead promotion of open standards-based AV over IP, while demonstrating SMPTE ST 2110 for pro AV applications


MONTREAL — 7 February 2019 —Matrox® today announces that the Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has appointed David Chiappini, vice president of research and development, Matrox Graphics Inc., as chair of its new AIMS Pro AV Working Group. As chair of the working group, Mr. Chiappini will leverage his extensive knowledge and experience developing compressed and uncompressed IP-based technologies to spearhead the establishment of a universal set of media-over-IP protocols for the professional AV and installed systems markets.


AIMS has successfully steered the development and widespread adoption of a truly open AV-over-IP protocol advanced and ratified by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standards body. The SMPTE ST 2110 standards suite is the result of contributions from AV and broadcast manufacturers, IT companies, end users, service providers, content producers, broadcasters, and other ecosystem partners. Harnessing expertise from all areas of the value chain, standards bodies and working groups are focused on assuring interoperability, usefulness of assets, coordinated development of roadmaps, and propagation of powerful new applications.

AIMS Pro AV Working Group

The purpose of the AIMS Pro AV Working Group is to define an open-standards approach to addressing the pro-AV world’s move toward IP-based media. The group’s efforts will evaluate and recommend existing standards and specifications from AES, AMWA, VSF, SMPTE, IEEE, and IETF that have already been broadly adopted by the media and entertainment industry, incorporating pro-AV market-specific features including security, HDCP support for protected content, and I/O control. The anticipated result of the AIMS Pro AV Working Group’s efforts is a flexible, future-proofed method for meeting video, audio, and data requirements of current and future pro AV solutions.

About Matrox Graphics Inc.

Matrox Graphics is a global manufacturer of reliable, high-quality ASICs, boards, appliances, and software. Backed by in-house design expertise and dedicated customer support, Matrox products deliver stellar capture, extension, distribution, and display. Engineering high-quality products since 1976, Matrox technology is trusted by professionals and partners worldwide. Matrox is a privately held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. For more information, visit

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