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SRT moves ahead in low latency protocol race

Providers of OTT live services are certainly not struck for choice over streaming protocols, but they may find that few, if any, so far combine the low latency and high quality they want without any buffering. One protocol called Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) has emerged as a promising candidate for many live streaming services, which is why it is gaining growing support from key technology vendors in the OTT arena, such as Harmonic, Limelight, Kaltura and Brightcove, as well as founder members of the alliance promoting it, Haivision and Wowza. Other big players are pursuing different avenues but given the growing concern over latency for live online delivery, SRT has a good chance of becoming dominant. Of course to succeed…

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