Founded by Haivision and Wowza, the SRT Alliance aims to overcome the challenges of low latency video streaming, thereby changing the way the world streams. Fundamental to this mission is the support of a freely availability open source video transport protocol that will accelerate innovation through collaborative development.
Why Open Source?
For over 13 years, Haivision has been dedicated to innovating in video streaming technology. As video streaming becomes ubiquitous, Haivision recognises the need to ensure broader ecosystem collaboration given that real world custom workflows inevitably combine technology from multiple vendors. To ensure seamless interoperability with complex ecosystems, Haivision and Wowza believe that SRT can serve as the low-latency glue that bonds video streaming technology together.
Haivision recognizes that no matter how great SRT is, adoption is unlikely if it is seen as proprietary and closed. Technology providers need reassurance that they have control of their own technology roadmaps. By opening up the SRT technology to the world, everybody including Haivision customers can benefit from an open ecosystem where they will be able to integrate their video streaming technologies with other video solutions, network infrastructure and systems.
With the open source implementation of SRT, any developer has access to a streaming 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. Furthermore, developers can enable SRT functionality over any network, including cost-effective public internet.