Grass Valley, Evertz, Xilinx, Primestream join the SRT Open Source project | Infrastructure | News | Rapid TV News
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In a move bringing the total number of members to more than 400 companies, Grass Valley, Evertz, Xilinx and Primestream have joined the SRT Alliance to show their support and adoption of the SRT open source protocol.
SRT Alliance 5Aug2020
Originally developed and open sourced by Haivision, the Secure Reliable Transport standard (SRT) is a low latency video streaming protocol designed to enable remote and cloud-based high-performance video workflows by overcoming packet loss and adding security with sophisticated encryption techniques. SRT is helping broadcasters and streamers to solve today’s challenges including real-time newsgathering, remote production, and the broadcaster’s at-home workforce.

The SRT Alliance is a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency internet video transport by continuously improving SRT, an open source video transport protocol and technology stack. Originally developed and pioneered by Haivision, SRT optimises streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and offers what the alliance says is easy firewall traversal, bringing “the best” quality live video over the worst networks.

In addition to its more than 400 alliance members, SRT is also 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.

Over 50 organisations have turned to SRT and joined the SRT Alliance over the last few months. Commenting on this company’s decision to join, Neil Maycock, SVP strategic marketing and playout, Grass Valley, said: “We’re excited to join the SRT Alliance to support SRT as a widely adopted industry standard. 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.”

“As remote work is now a global reality, Evertz’s customers are demanding flexible and powerful solutions that can help them continue to be successful during these times,” added Jatinder Barmi, compression systems product manager, Evertz. “The addition of the SRT protocol to our end-to-end portfolio of broadcast production solutions for content creation, distribution, and delivery enables low latency video throughout the broadcaster’s workflow.”