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Macnica Paves Direct Path to Emerging IPMX Standard En Route to InfoComm 2021

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Macnica plans to introduce the IPMX, the open standard protocol for AV over IP networks, at InfoComm 2021. Macnica will unveil its latest technological innovations to forward initiatives, including the new IPMX Development Kit with its latest full-stack AV over IP modules. Macnica will also provide an advanced demonstration of its software-only IPMX implementation.

“Macnica is all in on IPMX, which we believe is the standard that manufacturers, integrators, and end-users need to achieve truly engaging IP media experiences,” said Andrew Starks, Director of Product Management, Macnica and AIMS Alliance board member. “IPMX is not a one-trick pony. It’s designed from the ground up to provide clear, simple interoperability and extreme flexibility with both hardware and software inside single facilities, across multiple campuses, and in the cloud. Integrators and end-users can compose and manage systems that perfectly match requirements and budget across a variety of AV applications, including corporate boardrooms, digital signage, distance learning, live production, and medical analysis.”

Macnica’s IPMX Development Kit emphasizes many of the key technologies and applications required for building and managing systems. Macnica will also highlight the Launch Kit, which will help product developers evaluate how standards-based video works with current and future products.

The MPA1000 and ME10SoC share the same product development and real-world operational benefits for different approaches. While both modules transport HDMI 2.0 4K60 4:4:4 video, audio, and control data over 1GbE networks, MPA1000 is built for smaller production runs while the ME10SoC is for larger production runs.

“The excitement around IPMX is everywhere, and we can report that several companies are making future products with our IPMX Development Kit, with others in the planning stages,” said Starks. “We expect many IPMX technologies to be ratified in the next six months, including AV transport, timing, error correction, HDCP compliance, and EDID negotiation. We are excited to show off Macnica’s customization capabilities, which gives developers a simple API that they can access through Lua scripting. Both Macnica and AIMS believe that standardizing the core technology of AV over IP transport is not only inevitable but also transformative as we look to InfoComm 2021 and beyond.”

Check out Macnica and their booth at InfoComm 2021 on October 27-29 in Orlando, Florida.


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