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VidTrans 2017 Includes Major Interop Event

Los Angeles, CA, January 17, 2017 — The Video Services Forum is pleased to announce a major industry interoperability demonstration of the latest technologies for transporting uncompressed video and audio over IP networks. This Interop event will take place during VidTrans 2017 which will be held at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles, CA, February 28 to March 2.

The theme of this year’s conference is, “Making IP Video Production a Reality” and will focus on the innovative types of IP networking and video technologies and their application both to video transport and for applications within the production studio. In addition to technical sessions, the conference will also showcase some of the latest applications, technologies and products in its exhibit hall as well as provide you with networking opportunities at our special events. The exhibition hall and interop will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 28 & March 1 and features an opening night reception on Tuesday.

VidTrans17 will feature a multivendor Interop based on the work of the Joint Taskforce on Networked Media (JT-NM) that will focus on demonstrations of the draft SMPTE ST-2110 specification, parts 10, 20, 30 and 40, including video, audio, and ANC data. This future standard is poised to become the backbone of future professional media facilities, and this will be the first public interop of these parts of the Standard. The demonstration will feature a number of equipment manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers and additional networking technology suppliers.

This year’s VidTrans conference will comprise 2 1/2 days of informative technical sessions on the latest technologies for high-performance IP media networking. Industry experts will present technical papers on a wide variety of topics related to video networking, IP transport and IP production. The conference includes two panel discussions; “Roadblocks to Implementing SMPTE 2110” and “Getting There from Here” as well as multiple papers on current topics relating to end-user presentations, and manufacturer presentations with specific use cases and implementations. The preliminary conference program is available on the VSF site.

VidTrans provides an ideal venue for television professionals to see the latest IP Media technologies in person. This low-key conference, attended primarily by industry decision makers, offers a great opportunity to speak directly with key technology providers and users from around the world.

The VidTrans 2017 Conference will also include a number of social networking events, providing attendees the opportunity to interact with colleagues and industry peers.

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About The Video Services Forum

Founded in 1997, the Video Services Forum is an international association composed of service providers, users and manufacturers dedicated to interoperability, quality metrics and education for video networking technologies. The organization's activities include providing forums to identify issues involving the development, engineering, installation, testing and maintenance of video networking technologies; exchanging non-proprietary information to promote the development of video networking technology; fostering resolution of issues common to the video services industry and promoting interoperability by contributing to and supporting development of standards by national and international standards bodies. Visit VSF online at


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