Changing the way the world streams video with open source SRT


About the SRT Alliance

SRT is an open source video transport protocol and technology stack, developed and pioneered by Haivision, that optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and easy firewall traversal, bringing the best quality live video over the worst networks. The SRT Open Source Project, driven by the SRT Alliance, is a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency internet video transport by continuously improving open source SRT. For more information about the project and how to join the SRT Alliance, visit srtalliance.org.

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.

For Developers

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.