Haivision and Wowza form the SRT Alliance
WORLD: Haivision and Wowza Media Systems have established the SRT Alliance along with the open-source availability of the SRT video transport protocol, which reportedly facilitates the delivery of secure, low latency and high quality video over the internet. The SRT Alliance seeks to overcome low latency video streaming challenges and supports the adoption of the freely available open source video transport protocol in an effort to accelerate innovation through collaborative development. The alliance will promote SRT as a common standard for low latency internet streaming.
‘The most difficult challenge for interactive streamers is being able to deliver at scale while maintaining high interactivity,’ explained Charlie Good, chief technology officer and cofounder at Wowza. ‘To accomplish this feat, you need a protocol that can deliver across the technology stack, seamlessly and without fail, but does so with the lowest end-to-end latency possible. SRT is the first solution that’s offered freely by the leaders in the streaming industry that has the potential to transform streaming applications.’
SRT is available as source code on GitHub with build tools and sample applications. As with the majority of open source solutions, developers are able to improve upon, use and contribute to the protocol under an LGPLv2 license.