Haivision has announced the release of SRT version 1.5 in order to meet the rapidly growing need for decentralised remote workflows.
New features and improvements in SRT 1.5 include:
- Connection bonding bringing hitless failover technology to the SRT protocol, increasing the reliability of a live video stream by routing it over more than one network path, and preventing disruption in the event of network failure.
- New implementation of the receiver buffer for improved memory management and packet reading. The enhanced implementation also improves latency management and the handling of drop requests, providing even greater reliability when streaming over any network.
- Packet pacing and live congestion control improvements for prioritising the order of sent packets in order to help avoid congestion if there are changes to the source bitrate or significant network bandwidth fluctuations.
“SRT continues to fuel the decentralised remote productions that many broadcasters have implemented in recent years in order to remotely present low latency, high-quality video in today’s market,” said Pablo Hesse, VP of strategic initiatives, Haivision. “These new features and improvements ensure that users can depend on SRT to successfully transport video with more stability and reliability over unstable networks than ever before.”
Haivision has also announced that Canon has joined the SRT Alliance, a collaborative community of over 575 broadcast industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency video transport over the internet by continuously improving the SRT transport protocol and technology stack.