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RIST Forum bids to steal limelight from SRT for low latency streaming

The video technology business has a long record of confusing the field by duplicating efforts, or packaging essentially the same technology under different hats. We have had the Ultra HD Forum and UHD Alliance seemingly expending as much effort explaining why they both need to exist and how they are different, as they do promulgating their respective technological contributions to ultra HD evolution. Now we have two rival protocols pitched for ultra-low latency streaming, leaving many pundits struggling to establish clear water between them, SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) and RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport). Oddly enough, omission of the word secure in RIST gives away one of the differences so far, given that SRT supports end-to-end encryption while RIST does…

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