New members join RIST Forum to make video interchange simpler

The Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) Forum has announced that Cerberus Tech,, Shair Broadcast Technology, Stream Station, Team Stream Live, V-Nova, and Videon are the latest members to join the forum, which has been responsible for driving adoption of the reliable internet stream transport (RIST) protocol.

The RIST Forum is a group of technical experts from across the broadcast industry that champions the use of the RIST as a highly effective method for interchanging video between different vendors over any infrastructure. It was originally created as an activity group within the Video Services Forum.

Contemporary video transport is subject to loss due to the inconsistency of internet performance over time and across the world. RIST is an interoperable protocol for low latency video contribution via unmanaged networks, including the internet. The result of leading vendors and global broadcast operators working together, RIST aims to create an industry-wide, interoperable transport solution that can be implemented by any vendor into its equipment. There is already a wide range of IP video delivery equipment that supports RIST.

Chip Pettit, CEO, Stream Station, said: “It is important in the coming years that the broadcast industry develops a coherent united approach to video delivery in order to keep pace with technological innovations. The RIST protocol offers a consistent standard that delivers across an increasingly complex network.”

Alexander Sandström, co-chair, The RIST Forum, commented: “We welcome our newest members and look forward to working together to roll out RIST implementation across the world, to benefit not only all our members, but to advance the whole of the broadcast industry.”

The RIST Forum was created to drive the adoption of RIST for low latency live video over unmanaged networks. RIST has been successfully deployed in commercial operations worldwide due to its interoperability and standards-based approach.

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