Mark Your Calendars for the Next SRT InterOp Plugfest with YouTube
We’ve recently announced that YouTube has joined the SRT Alliance and that it will be our special guest at this year’s SRT InterOp Plugfest, taking place on Tuesday, May 9th at 10am ET.
Keep reading this post to learn the details about this year’s Plugfest and webinar, including how SRT Alliance members can establish vendor interoperability for live video contribution into the world’s most popular live streaming platform.
SRT: Widespread Industry Adoption
YouTube’s support for SRT is an important milestone for the open-source protocol, reaching widespread industry adoption and ubiquity for low latency video. As Haivision’s Chairman and CEO, Mirko Wich remarks, “Seeing the adoption of our SRT technology by YouTube and other industry leaders has shown how ubiquitous the protocol has become for low latency end-to-end video transport. From contribution to distribution, with YouTube now a member of the SRT Alliance, some of the most influential global media and entertainment organizations are now leveraging SRT in their workflows. We’re looking forward to future industry innovations and collaborations.”
SRT InterOp Plugfest
Join us as we kick off the event with a special webinar featuring the latest news and updates on the SRT open source protocol and the SRT Alliance with special guest, Callum Plunkett, Live Solutions Consultant at Google. The webinar will also provide those participating in the Plugfest with a detailed overview of how the event will be conducted, including the rules of engagement for testing SRT operability with other vendors.
Following the webinar, SRT Alliance members will be able to participate in this year’s InterOp Plugfest. Hosted by Haivision, the virtual event offers vendors the special opportunity to engage and collaborate in testing with other solution providers across the industry to confirm SRT compatibility. This year, SRT Alliance members participating in the Plugfest will have the unique opportunity to test their technology’s interoperability and compatibility for live video contribution into YouTube with SRT infrastructure provided by Haivision.
The last SRT InterOp Plugfest was held in the summer of 2021 saw over 1,400 successful tests conducted by some of the industry’s leading vendors including Sony, Panasonic, Avid, and Telestream, doubling the amount from the previous edition. The event also set a new record of successfully completed device-to-device tests.
Haivision originally developed SRT in 2013 to enable low latency video connectivity over the public internet between its products, specifically the Makito low latency series of video encoders and decoders. In April 2017, Haivision made the SRT protocol and supporting technology stack open source and freely available and formed the SRT Alliance to support its adoption. During the past six years, almost every major streaming service, cloud platform, and broadcast solution provider has supported and adopted SRT. The video streaming protocol is now used across every element in broadcast and streaming workflows to provide low-latency, secure video transport.