TAG Video Systems recently participated in the 2023 SRT InterOp Plugfest, a virtual event for developers to test interoperability and compatibility between different systems using the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) open source video streaming protocol. This year’s event, hosted by Haivision and special guest YouTube in May, showed remarkable interaction and engagement between vendors for an entire week.
TAG received both SRT READY and SRT PLUGGED status, resulting from their participation in the event that optimised extensive device-to-device testing to support the continued growth of the SRT protocol. SRT READY status is reserved for SRT Alliance members who have integrated open-source SRT from GitHub into their products. SRT PLUGGED status is granted to SRT Alliance members who have validated interoperability of their products with third-party SRT READY devices and systems within an SRT Alliance sponsored SRT InterOp Plugfest event.
SRT is an open-source transport protocol originally developed by Haivision that supports robust transmission of high-quality high-bandwidth video signals over public internet, unmanaged networks and WANs, and similar networks with unpredictable performance without loss or impairments. With minimal latency, SRT can ensure the transport of signals across these networks with no loss of quality while also supplying encryption to protect content during transit.
TAG's new SRT qualifications
Realtime Media Performance Platform
TAG added support for the SRT protocol to its Realtime Media Performance platform as a means of increasing connectivity and signal transport options and allowing greater collaboration and creativity. Support for SRT strengthens TAG’s customers’ ability to acquire signals from distant sources and transmit multiviewer mosaics to distant viewers. SRT plugins also empower at-home remote workers with desktop monitoring. The company’s support for SRT reflects TAG’s continuous platform enhancement initiative that focuses on giving customers the quickest possible access to emerging processes for future-proof workflows.
"We were excited to be part of this event that demonstrated and put various systems supporting the SRT protocol to the test. By actively collaborating with other participants in real-time, we improved performance and ensured high QoS delivery," said Golan Simani, Cloud Solution Architect at TAG.
This year’s Plugfest included numerous milestones including the introduction of YouTube’s ‘Live Verified Encoder’ program, designed to ensure the production hardware of vendors interfaces directly with YouTube Live using SRT. 2023 SRT InterOp Plugfest also saw a significant increase in participants with 32 vendors supplying 55 devices and softwares for testing with other community members, and a total of 2,257 individual device-to-device tests conducted. This growth illustrates the progress and importance of SRT interoperability within the streaming industry. www.tagvs.com