Haivision and Wowza Form SRT Alliance to Support New Open Source Low Latency Video Streaming Initiative

SRT video transport protocol now available to developers to deliver high-quality and secure low-latency video across the public internet

NAB, LAS VEGAS – April 24, 2017 – Wowza™ Media Systems, the recognized gold standard in streaming video, and Haivision, a pioneer in high performance video streaming, today announced the founding of the SRT Alliance and the open-source availability of SRT, a video transport protocol to enable the delivery of high-quality and secure, low-latency video across the public Internet.

Despite advances in internet streaming, live video transport has faced a variety of latency challenges. This includes complications from origin network conditions, CDN caching and video transcoding, and last mile network congestion, among other issues.

To solve these challenges, Haivision and Wowza are making SRT available as an open source full-stack protocol that provides a secure and reliable solution for low latency video transport with packet loss recovery, end-to-end security with AES encryption, network health monitoring between endpoints, and simplified firewall traversal. Developers can use SRT to send video over any network, including the public internet.

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