​Open Broadcast Systems Delivers HD At 60ms

The latest version of Open Broadcast Systems’ encoder and decoder software, sees latency reduced to one of the lowest in the industry the vendor claims.

With an end-to-end latency of sixty milliseconds (at 1080p60), it is the lowest currently achieved for an encoder / decoder pair using COTS IT hardware, Open Broadcast Systems claims. It is also one of the lowest latencies achievable in the industry across any full-frame contribution encoder. It is able to achieve this with no reduction in picture quality.

The new software will be rolled out across the encoder and decoder solutions with existing customers automatically receiving an upgrade over the coming months.

Kieran Kunhya, MD, commented: “Latency is by far the biggest remaining barrier for the switch to COTS hardware and software. This development means it is no longer a concern, enabling our customers to deliver high quality live video with comparable latency to traditional hardware products.

The low latency achieved also means those live video feeds where timing is critical, such as esports and remote production, can now benefit from the efficiencies of using standard IT hardware.

Open Broadcast Systems’ entire range of IP encoders and decoders also support the recently established RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) protocol for interoperable low latency contribution quality video via unmanaged networks.

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