NAB 2019: RIST Forum for internet video transport established

A new delegation has been established to promote Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST), the interoperable and royalty-free standard for low-latency video transport over unmanaged networks for contribution and distribution applications.

Called the RIST Forum, it consists of 21 companies and engages both users and vendors of RIST technology and products.

The RIST Forum will host a free panel discussion during the 2019 NAB Show on 9 April at 2 pm in the South Hall Learning Lab, Room S210, in the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

Representatives from members Cobalt Digital, Net Insight, VideoFlow, and Zixi will provide a detailed overview of the technology, as well as plans for further adoption of the standard.

NAB attendees are encouraged to register for the panel at

RIST was developed by an activity group within the Video Services Forum, combining more than 300 years of industry experience to provide the foundation for interoperability and a technically robust design.

It was demonstrated publicly for the first time at IBC 2018, with the RIST Simple Profile Specification published in October 2018 (as VSF TR-06-1).

The protocol has now been subject to numerous interoperability tests, in which implementations from Artel, Cobalt Digital, DVEO, Evertz, Net Insight, Nevion, QVidium, VideoFlow, and Zixi have already shown interoperability.

There is also an open source VLC player with technology contributed by DVEO.

Current members include Amagi, Artel, Ateme, Cobalt Digital, Crystal, DVEO, Evertz, Haivision, Happy Robotz, MVA Broadcast Consulting, Mankin Media, Media Transport Solutions, Net Insight, Nevion, Qvidium, Sencore, Synamedia, Telecom Product Consulting, VideoFlow, Zayo, and Zixi.

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