Haivision and Wowza Launch SRT Alliance for Low-Latency Streaming
Author: Troy Drejer, Senior Associate Editor of StreamingMedia.com
Source: Streaming Media
The SRT protocol, which can provide latency at 500ms, is going open source. The SRT Alliance encourages developers to contribute improvements. With live streaming taking off in 2016, latency has become a central issue for the industry. To reduce latency as much as possible, video streaming companies Haivision and Wowza Media Systems are joining together to launch an open source version of SRT (Secure Reliable Transport), a full-stack video transport protocol. Created by Haivision, SRT is a technology package and protocol that connects two endpoints to deliver low-latency video across lossy networks. Haivision first demonstrated SRT at IBC 2012.