The ProAV world is moving towards IP networking. The AIMS ProAV working group is defining an open standards approach to addressing this market. The foundation is based on existing standards and specifications from AES, AMWA, VSF, SMPTE, IEEE, and IETF adopted by the Media and Entertainment industry. Building on this foundation are market specific features including security, HDCP support for protected content and IO control. The result is a flexible, future proof method to deliver the required solutions for today.