Learn About IPMX Hardware & Software Standards


 

IPMX, for Internet Protocol Media Experience, is the new free and open standard for AV over IP, the transmission of very high quality video, audio and control signals over standard IP networks.

The new standard is based on SMPTE ST 2110 from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, but it addresses some additional needs of the Pro AV industry, including HDCP copy protection, network discovery and registration, I/O management, and the enhanced audio channel mapping required for multichannel surround sound and other specialized audio.

IPMX means dynamic, professional video over standard IP networks, including 4K video at 60 frames per second and 4:4:4 color with just 1-Gb/s bandwidth.

The best part is that anyone can download the complete set of standards and build anything they’d like with them. It’s a truly open standard, with everyone involved taking pains to ensure that every piece of equipment built to the IPMX specification works with every other piece, that they are truly interoperable.

 

IPMX Components

IPMX consists of the complete SMPTE 2110 body of hardware standards, NMOS software standards, plus additional standards and specifications to meet the needs of the pro AV industry.

It’s being promoted by AIMS, a not-for-profit industry consortium dedicated to bringing an open-standards approach to the Pro AV and entertainment industries. The group includes SMPTE, Video Services Forum (VSF), the European Broadcast Union (EBU), the Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) and the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

IPMX is essentially complete and several companies are building products with it to be introduced in 2021.

 

IPMX Standard for AV over IP

Baseline (Required for any IPMX product)

DESKTOP

SMPTE ST 2110-22
ISO/IEC 21122
NMOS IS-04 & IS-05
EDID / DisplayID / HPD Support

CBR Compression in ST 2110
JPEG XS Codec
Discovery, registration & connection management
Device handshake

MOBILE

SMPTE ST 2110-22  -  CBR Compression in ST 2110
ISO/IEC 21122  -
  JPEG XS Codec
NMOS IS-04 & IS-05  - 
Discovery, registration & connection management
EDID / DisplayID / HPD Support  - 
Device handshake

Advanced (May be included in an IPMX product)

DESKTOP

HDCP
General Purpose I/O
NMOS IS-08
IPv6
Security

Copy protection
IR Remotes, GPIO, USB, RS232 over IP
Audio channel mapping
Network addressing
Authentication, Encryption

If you are a manufacturer considering the use of IPMX, Macnica is here to help you. Our hardware, software and intellectual property will help you quickly adapt your offerings for AV over IP.

Contact us to learn more.

Visit the IPMX website

MOBILE

HDCP  -  Copy protection
General Purpose I/O  - 
IR Remotes, GPIO, USB, RS232 over IP
NMOS IS-08  - 
Audio channel mapping
IPv6  - 
Network addressing
Security  - 
Authentication, Encryption

If you are a manufacturer considering the use of IPMX, Macnica is here to help you. Our hardware, software and intellectual property will help you quickly adapt your offerings for AV over IP.

Contact us to learn more.

Visit the IPMX website