- Vendors back royalty-free, low latency streaming standard
- Aim is to “help broadcasters lose packet loss”
- VSF TR-06-1 standard first demonstrated at IBC2018
The reliable internet stream transport (Rist) Forum, which was unveiled today, was founded to promote the royalty-free standard for video transport over unmanaged networks for contribution and distribution applications.
The Forum was founded by 21 companies. Its members include Cobalt Digital, Net Insight, VideoFlow, and Zixi, whose experts will provide a detailed overview of the technology as well as plans for further adoption of the standard.
Rist’s members also include Amagi, Artel, Ateme, Crystal, DVEO, Evertz, Haivision, Happy Robotz, MVA Broadcast Consulting, Mankin Media, Media Transport Solutions, Nevion, Qvidium, Sencore, Synamedia, Telecom Product Consulting and Zayo.
Rist was developed by an activity group within the Video Services Forum. It was demonstrated publicly for the first time at IBC 2018, with the Rist Simple Profile Specification published in October 2018 (as VSF TR-06-1).
The protocol has been subject to interoperability tests, in which implementations from Artel, Cobalt Digital, DVEO, Evertz, Net Insight, Nevion, QVidium, VideoFlow, and Zixi have shown interoperability. There is also an open source VLC player with technology contributed by DVEO.
“Rist is a technically robust solution co-developed by a large number of vendors, ensuring interoperability and enabling future innovation” – Jacob Kinsey
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Rist Forum co-chair Jacob Kinsey said: “We are proud to announce the Rist Forum and encourage users, manufacturers, and industry professionals to join us.
“We want to help broadcasters and other content providers lose the packet loss. Rist is a technically robust solution co-developed by a large number of vendors, ensuring interoperability and enabling future innovation, and it’s really in a category of its own in terms of ease of adoption.”
The Rist solution will be demonstrated at NAB in Las Vegas next month during a free panel session on 9 April in the South Hall Learning Lab, room S210.