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SRT Alliance Features Interoperability Demonstration of Open-Source Protocol at InfoComm 2018
CineMassive, Haivision, LiveScale, Lumens, Matrox, and Wowza solutions work together to bring high-quality, low-bitrate streaming with SRT transport protocol
Montreal — 31 May 2018— Wowza Media Systems™ is proud to join CineMassive, Haivision, LiveScale, Lumens™, and Matrox® Graphics Inc. in a public Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) interoperability demonstration at the Matrox booth (#N1322) at InfoComm 2018.
SRT is an open-source transport protocol distributed freely under Mozilla Public License. It is media-agnostic and provides a wrapper around streaming content such as H.264 and other leading codecs. The SRT protocol and technology stack allows for the delivery of two-way, interactive video from anywhere with an internet connection. It focuses on performance, reliability, and security for video over IP and enables real-time IP communications as fast as User Datagram Protocol (UDP), but with the reliability of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
Ideal for high-performance video between facilities on private networks and over the internet, SRT supports Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and provides latency transmission over bandwidth-limited, unpredictable, or unstable networks.
The SRT Alliance now has over 115 members from areas such as broadcast, professional AV, content delivery networks (CDN), online video platforms (OVP), streaming software and services, video systems developers, and systems integrators. More than 30 companies are already shipping “SRT Ready” products and members of the alliance are committed to implementing this royalty-free, open source protocol into their own video streaming applications, empowering them with high-performance video over any network.
At InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas on June 6-8, Matrox is hosting an SRT Alliance pavilion in their booth N1322, demonstrating SRT open source interoperability, with the following products:
- CineMassive IP multiviewer
- Haivision Makito X decoder
- Lumens VC-A50P PTZ IP camera
- LiveScale cloud omnicast platform
- Matrox Maevex 6150 quad 4K enterprise encoder
- Matrox Mura IPX-based video wall
- Wowza Streaming Engine™
“Matrox is in all areas of performance video,” says Samuel Recine, director of sales – Americas and Asia Pacific, Matrox Graphics Inc. “But we always focus on standards, interoperability, scalability, security, and road map protection. This is true of our SMPTE 2110 efforts with uncompressed and lightly compressed video over IP. And this is true of our intelligently compressed video for high-performance, low-bitrate video over IP. The SRT Alliance is already thriving, and joint multi-vendor interoperability testing and quality assurance is just part of the march towards cloud-based and private network workflows with a next-generation, open-source video transport protocol.”
“Lumens Full HD PTZ IP cameras are used on-premises in AV applications and through the cloud on video management systems, conferencing software, and socialcast events,” says Steven Ling, director, Lumens Integration Inc. “Working with SRT Alliance members to assure compatibility allows us to conduct deeper research into more tightly-coupled and value-added applications for our customers where the results are more deterministic and the focus can be spent on vertically-specialized applications for our products.”
“Haivision originally developed SRT in 2013 and co-founded the SRT Alliance in 2017, driving the open source development and propagation of this transport protocol with a clear focus on secure, high-performance video, over the public internet,” says Sylvio Jelovcich, vice president of Global Alliance, Haivision. “The rapid adoption of SRT by manufacturers across the industry is testament to a gap that is being filled. Haivision, as the pioneer of the technology, has implemented SRT across our entire product line including our encoders, decoders, transcoders, gateways, players and our enterprise video platform (EVP), offering high-quality video streaming solutions for corporate, broadcast, and defense applications.”
“CineMassive deals with advanced end-users of high-performance, low-bitrate video,” says David Minnex, co-founder, CineMassive. “We took great care to assure RTMP and other protocols for delivering mass video work well in our clients’ ecosystems. And we’re definitely engaged in engineering products and offering services with technologies that are standards-based and help move the video-over-IP market forward. The SRT protocol is worth investing in because it is open source, has critical mass of support, and offloads us in some of our collaboration, unified communications, and advanced real-time video workflows.”
“Wowza provides the foundational technology for over 22,000 customers, including many of the world’s most recognized applications, and broadcast-quality live and on-demand streaming solutions,” says Carlos Perez, chief revenue officer, Wowza Media Systems. “Customers managing video in hundreds of locations worldwide needed something to start overcoming quality-of-service in poor network conditions. And the enormous market of user-generated content applications cannot afford satellite uplinks or dedicated networks, but need something that is flexible and works over private networks or the public internet. As co-founders of the SRT Alliance, we are continuing to make SRT throughout our technologies to deliver low-latency video delivery with trusted security and uptime at reasonable operating costs.”
“There are several extremely well-established media platforms that have world-class infrastructures behind them to interconnect millions of people. They each support live video streaming playback,” says Virgile Ollivier, CEO, LiveScale Technologies. “The ubiquity of interconnected devices and the steady expansion leveraging BYOD in the market has paved the way for live omnicast services like LiveScale, that can feed live video broadcasts to private video networks, OTT devices, and multiple social media platforms simultaneously and do so easily and affordably. Our customers don’t need to worry about whether their viewers are using IPTV, website and mobile app, Facebook Live, YouTube, Twitter/Periscope, or Twitch. They stream to all of them simultaneously within a single, easy-to-use dashboard and they can audit metrics from their audiences and extract key insights from live video events. LiveScale supports RTMP at the intake of our live video workflow, but the SRT protocol does a fine job making connecting users and their content to our multi-cloud platform easy, performant, and reliable. This is why we are working with others on advancing SRT technology.”