“Smart production” is the use of alternative, cost-efficient production tools in professional media production. In addition to hardware and equipment from the consumer segment (e.g., HD cameras), software applications are increasingly included with these tools. Applications that, for example, enable access to central editorial or other production systems in mobile reporting via the help of mobile end devices fall under this category. But systems that are fully hosted externally “in the cloud”, even for live productions, also exist. Depending on the use of the services, fees are charged for them. The integration of such applications in existing system landscapes, however, is often connected with problems due to the lack of standardized interfaces. The IRT is working on solutions and is committed to participating in the relevant standardization committees.