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Introducing Open Source SRT - Mahmoud J. Al-Daccak, EVP Product Development & CTO - Haivision
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Introducing Open Source SRT

It’s not often you can depart from the day-to-day grind and do something truly extraordinary.

At NAB 2017, after a huge amount of development, effort, and deliberation, we launched a movement in video streaming the likes of which the industry has never seen before – SRT open source. Since then, scores of product vendors and solution providers in the streaming and broadcast markets have adopted SRT as their high-performance video transport protocol.

For over five years, Haivision customers have turned to SRT to address some of the toughest challenges. Live events contributors overcome latency and maximize bandwidth utilization for “the first mile” ingest (a hugely beneficial alternative to RTMP ingest). The top sports leagues use our Makito X encoders with SRT extensively to drive remote interviews and centralized officiating. Broadcasters use Haivision solutions with SRT to have economical return feeds and workflows to assist remote production. And our encoders and gateways have taken hold to power core video contribution and distribution efforts in broadcast on a global network scale.

So why did we take SRT open source? We wanted to provide an alternative to proprietary technologies for live video contribution and distribution, expand the ecosystem, and improve interoperability between different vendors. We also wanted to lead the market and offer a premier suite of products supporting the standard. And finally, but perhaps most importantly, our open source project makes our entire company, especially our developers, feel proud that we have made a difference in the community.

Haivision’s innovation and leadership in the video streaming market has been driven by more than 13 years of excellence in offering high-quality streaming appliances used by broadcasters, enterprises and defense organizations worldwide. Open source SRT helps in that mission, and we’re looking forward to continuing to disrupt the market and offering the best solutions that help the world stream better.

- Mahmoud J. Al-Daccak, EVP Product Development & CTO - Haivision

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