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Two protocols fight to set standards for ultra-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. These are SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) and RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport), both of which are pitching for default position in the mobile video market, among others. Omission of the word ‘secure’ in RIST gives away…

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