Haivision celebrates five years of SRT open source as SRT Alliance surpasses 550 members

At NAB 2022, Haivision is celebrating five years of industry adoption of the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol for ultra-low latency video transport. It has also revealed that the SRT Alliance has garnered the support of over 550 solution and service providers.

Haivision originally developed SRT in 2013 to enable simple low-latency video connectivity over the public internet between its products, specifically the Makito ultra-low latency series of video encoders and decoders. Since making the technology freely available in 2017 for live video transport over the public internet for production, remote contribution and distribution, SRT is now used across every element in broadcast and streaming workflows to provide low-latency, secure video transport.

Vendors are leveraging SRT in their solutions, including Haivision’s line of Makito X encoders and decoders for remote video contribution. SRT has also become the fundamental enabler for cloud production workflows by addressing the challenges faced by major broadcast vendors like Grass Valley, Sony, Avid, Harmonic and MediaKind, and has become an alternative to expensive satellite links or private networks.

Leading global media services providers like Telstra, Encompass, Comcast, Eurovision Services and Tata Communications are also leveraging the flexibility of SRT to distribute their customers’ content to viewers no matter where they are located, while SRT has become the defacto live video ingest protocol for streaming platforms including Brightcove, Kaltura, Wowza and Dacast.

In addition, Tag Video Systems has recently joined the likes of Telestream and Bridge Technologies in its support of monitoring SRT streams directly, giving leaders in the space unparalleled visibility into the health of mission-critical video streams. In the last year, Google Cloud joined Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS Elemental and Alibaba Cloud in their support of the SRT Alliance, making SRT the industry standard for live connectivity between cloud-based services and powering global collaboration, production and distribution.

“In just five short years SRT has disrupted the way that the world is streaming video,” said Pablo Hesse, VP of strategic initiatives, Haivision. “With over 550 vendors joining the SRT Alliance across every aspect of video streaming, SRT has grown to become the gold standard that global streaming companies trust for their complete broadcast workflows.”


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