SRT Alliance Passes 400 Members

The SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) Alliance, established by Haivision to support the SRT Open Source project for low latency streaming, has announced that Grass Valley, Evertz, Xilinx, and Primestream have joined up.

This brings up the 400 member mark, with 50 new recruits over the few months since global lockdowns began.

SRT, originally developed and then made available open source by Haivision, is a low latency video streaming protocol enabling remote and cloud-based video workflows by overcoming packet loss with less retransmission delay than preceding alternatives, including the internet’s TCP. It also adds security through encryption.

SRT is now helping broadcasters and streamers, including real-time news gathering and remote production, as well as staff processing video at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. “We’re excited to join the SRT Alliance to support SRT as a widely adopted industry standard,” said Neil Maycock, SVP Strategic Marketing & Playout, Grass Valley. “SRT is a perfect fit for our strategy at Grass Valley as we continue to innovate and focus on future-proofing our customers’ workflows as they transition from SDI to IP and adopt cloud-based solutions, where latency, security, and connectivity are key.”

Claudio Lisman, President and CEO, Primestream, added, “IP based stream production workflows are the wave of the future for all types of media enterprises, but a critical success factor is the ability to transport high-quality, low-latency video in a secure and reliable manner.”

SRT, royalty free and available on GitHub, is claimed by its alliance to be the fastest growing open source video streaming movement. It is supported within other open source projects widely used within the streaming industry such as OBS (Open Broadcaster Software the main streaming engine for Twitch), VideoLAN’s VLC, Wireshark, FFmpeg and GStreamer. One of its main rivals is RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport).

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