WHITE PAPER | SRT - A new protocol for low-latency video transport over the internet
Central Server Not Required
Some proprietary media transport systems require a
centralized server to be used between the sender and the
receiver, which can add cost and delay. SRT connections
can be made directly between devices, so that no
central server is needed. In addition, if desired, SRT can
be deployed using centralized servers and relay points
for applications such as cloud-based content collection
systems and clip distribution networks where a centralized
model is preferred.
Low Recurring Cost
SRT systems are implemented using a free, open source
code base, which helps keep cost low for all parties. No
royalties, long-term contracts or monthly subscription
fees are required for SRT deployments.
The SRT technology package is API-based allowing
vendors to establish tight, repeatable integrations with
their platforms and endpoints.
Open Source Community Adoption
SRT has been adopted by industry leading open source
initiatives such as: VideoLAN’s VLC, the free and open
source cross-platform multimedia player and framework;
GStreamer, a foundational streaming engine for compact
appliances and mobile devices; Wireshark, the leading
network stream analyzer; and FFmpeg, the world’s most
prevalent open source video compression toolkit.
Since SRT became available in 2017 as an open source
End User Adoption
technology, more than 130 companies have endorsed
the SRT open source project by supporting the SRT
Alliance. This consortium of vendors and end users works
collaboratively to increase industry-wide awareness and
adoption of SRT as a common standard for low latency
video transport over the internet. Highlighted SRT Alliance
members include Blonder Tongue, Brightcove, Ericsson,
Eurovision, Haivision, Harmonic, Limelight, Matrox,
Sencore and Wowza. Today, now more than 50 products
have come to market that feature SRT support.
The SRT protocol is used by thousands of organizations
globally in a number of applications and markets. End user
adopters include Comcast, ESPN, Fox News, Microsoft,
NBC Sports, the NFL and Tencent.
SRT is an open standard currently supported by an alliance
with a large number of active technology suppliers,
providing product diversity and avoiding the risks and
cost of single-vendor “lock-in.” Within this enthusiastic
community, many different solutions have been developed
to address a wide range of industry applications. For more
information about various suppliers and users of SRT-based technology, visit www.srtalliance.org
As the original developer of the SRT protocol, Haivision is
also a founding member of the SRT Alliance and SRT Open
Source Project for low latency video streaming. Haivision
currently has a number of different technology solutions
that address many types of media transport applications.
For more information about these products, please visit
www.haivision.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested in learning more about SRT and Haivision’s
video streaming solutions, contact us.
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