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RIST protocol gains ground but confuses market

Just as Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) seemed to be gaining critical momentum to become the leading protocol for low latency streaming, so another one comes along to sow back some doubt among providers of both live and on demand OTT services. The stated goal of the Video Services Forum promoting its alternative protocol called Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) at first sight only adds to the confusion, being to produce a common low latency standard ensuring interoperability within the wider streaming ecosystem, irrespective of the vendors and technologies represented in the underlying infrastructure. There was a gathering conviction SRT was designed to achieve that, being open source and governed by a fast-expanding alliance of currently around 200 industry members, including…

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