A family of open, free of charge specifications
that enable interoperability
between media devices on an IP infrastructure.
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How Does NMOS Help?
Read What NMOS is. What NMOS isn’t. A non-technical overview which also explains the benefits to your job in the media industry.
NMOS offers significant benefits over proprietary solutions.
NMOS is a fundamental building block in an open, fully-functioning architecture. Read how it fits within the JT-NM full stack and the EBU Technology Pyramid.
The NMOS ROADMAP
Since the NMOS developments began, there has been a steady demand from users to provide valuable new functionality. The table below shows the key developments. These include all that are finished and in use, plus some “work in progress” and future additions. The successful adoption of NMOS developments in real world systems provides a solid basis for additional work, as both media companies and Pro AV users, working closely with their suppliers, gain benefits from IP-based infrastructures.
Please note - there is a range of material to support these technical developments. These include Best Current Practice documents, Implementation Guides and Data Model Specifications, which can be found on the Specification page of AMWA.tv.
Join the family of NMOS users and suppliers
AMWA members have invested thousands of hours in developing the open specifications that are in use today. But we also encourage non-members to benefit from this development time by including the code, free of charge, in their product range.
See below for a range of resources that are available to help you.
How can I use it?
Get started with the easy-NMOS tool from NVIDIA.
Watch the presentations which explain the benefits and how to use the easy-NMOS tool, with a practical demonstration.
NEW The business benefits of using NMOS with DNS-SD for discovery of devices on your network.
Use the free of charge test suites.
Watch the NMOS Test Tool tutorial with a demos of installation and a typical test.
Read how new versions and upgrades are handled, for example on IS-04.
NMOS is available form a broad range of vendors
Suppliers worldwide have signed up to participate in the NMOS developments.
Big industry names and small independent specialists are contributing to the working groups, showing a long-term commitment to the success of this initiative.
The JT-NM Tested program offers confidence to purchasers that products have been thoroughly checked by industry experts.
Where can I buy it?
A list of hardware and software products known to the AMWA. This includes links to the supplier's own websites.
The JT-NM Tested program has catalogs for successful products with carefully documented procedures and results.
Watch the JT-NM Tested presentation from IBC2019.
nmos developments are based on real business needs
End users and their suppliers are working towards open standards and specifications to escape the limitations of closed technology solutions. Customers want the ability to build systems using products with the best features. Vendors value the ability to make sales into the widest customer markets.
Will it help my business?
Read What NMOS is. What NMOS isn’t to learn how all vendors and their customers can benefit by adopting NMOS.
Many suppliers are participating in the AMWA's NMOS initiative to participate in developments and implement the APIs.
NMOS is a fundamental part of an ip-based infrastructure
For an excellent picture of how both vendors and their customers are embracing NMOS and IP-based architectures, the AIMS IP Showcase presentations from IBC2019 shows how NMOS is being developed and adopted in a wide range of applications.
And for end users who want to specify NMOS in their procurement processes, there is a standard form of words, prepared by the EBU.
Is there a risk in adopting it?
Four media organisations joined a panel discussion at IBC2019 on Real-World SMPTE ST 2110 and AMWA NMOS Implementations.
At IBC2019, Riedel gave a presentation on secure Discovery and Connection of ST 2110 Media Devices
An example of the practical application of NMOS is included in the Mellanox (now NVIDIA) presentation at IBC2019 in "Simplifying JT-NM TR-1001-1 Deployments Through Microservices".
How to specify NMOS in a system tender or specification.
SO what for the future?
IP-based infrastructures take us on important first steps, liberating workflows from traditional, hard-wired, point-to-point installations. However, the professional media industry can also harness the power of IT infrastructures that we have come to expect every day in our office systems.
The future vision
NMOS provides a path to true IT infrastructures.
A presentation by Brad Gilmer explains the business benefits that an IT infrastructure can deliver and how flexible professional media workflows can be built using IT principles.
At IBC2019, Gordon Castle of Discovery / Eurosport gave his vision for an IT future.