Net Insight Provides Open Source Access to RIST for Interoperable Internet Media Transport

Net Insight has added support for Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) to its Nimbra portfolio, and also taken a leading co-chair role in the collaborative RIST Forum.

The new support enables customers to exchange content with anyone supporting the RIST specification.

Professional media transport over the Internet is maturing rapidly, creating the need for open ecosystems in which multiple vendors can interoperate. RIST is a key industry initiative by the Video Services Forum (VSF), providing an open specification (TR-06) for media transport over the Internet that is jointly defined by all members of the VSF activity group. 

With the solution, Net Insight has dealt with transport of professional high-quality media over the Internet for decades. Support for RIST is now available as a software-only upgrade, making the solution interoperable with other vendors implementing the RIST specifications. 

In order to accelerate the adoption of RIST, the company is making their RIST implementation widely available as open source.

“While proprietary technology plays an important role in an emerging market to accelerate innovation, the Internet transport market is now mature enough to prioritise collaboration before incremental innovation. By not only implementing RIST but also making it open source, it becomes available to both our existing Nimbra users and to the entire industry. This simplifies adoption of RIST for everyone and further accelerates market interoperability.”
— Love Thyresson, Head of Internet Media Transport at Net Insight

Nimbra RIST support, starting with the Nimbra VA, is commercially available in June 2019 and made available as open source at the NAB Show in 2019.

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