OMNISTREAM JOINS SRT ALLIANCE
Omnistream Joins SRT Alliance for High Quality, Low Latency Video Streaming Over the Internet
Omnistream will use SRT together with collaborated smartphones, cellular bonding and its powerful cloud to stream high-quality live video from the field
Ramat Hasharon, Israel, October 25, 2021 – Omnistream, provider of high-quality, live video broadcasting from anywhere using smartphones, off-the-shelf hardware, SRT and the cloud, today announced that they have joined the SRT Alliance, the open-source initiative dedicated to overcoming the challenges of low-latency video streaming.
Omnistream is joining the SRT Alliance as part of the company’s overall strategy to take the outdoor live streaming experience to the highest level of quality by leveraging the power of smartphones and off-the-shelf 4G bonding hardware. Since the Omnistream cellular bonded stream is sent to the studio as an SRT stream with overall 2 seconds of latency, remote production is now a feasible option. Furthermore, the combination of cellular bonding and SRT to a remote studio overcomes the challenges of professional field production – such as carrying expensive equipment and investing resources in setup and proper internet connection – without compromising on video quality.
The SRT Alliance, founded by Haivision in April 2017, already has more than 500 members. Its mission is to overcome the challenges of low-latency live streaming by supporting the collaborative development of SRT (Secure Reliable Transport), the fastest growing open source streaming project. SRT is a free open source video transport protocol and technology stack originally developed and pioneered by Haivision, which enables the delivery of high-quality and secure, low-latency video across the public internet.
“Having just successfully completed the first SRT streaming via bonded cellular broadcast, we are proud to be joining the SRT Alliance,” states Hagay Avraham, CEO of Omnistream. “We look forward to advancing the SRT standard and firmly believe that it will support and enable our client-base of videographers and production houses to improve their live coverage experience, save precious time and resources, and provide more engaging live video content, particularly since SRT enables editing and overlays in their natural environment.”
“With the SRT Alliance, Omnistream is joining an industry movement to improve the way the world streams video,” said Suso Carrillo, SRT Alliance Director at Haivision. “We’re pleased to see the SRT protocol being actively implemented by some of the world’s biggest broadcast and enterprise streaming workflows as its adoption and industry-wide recognition continues to grow, becoming the de facto standard for low latency internet streaming.”
About the SRT Open Source Project & SRT Alliance
The SRT Alliance is a collaborative community of industry leaders and developers striving to achieve lower latency internet video transport by continuously improving SRT, an open source video transport protocol and technology stack. Originally developed and pioneered by Haivision, SRT optimizes streaming performance across unpredictable networks with secure streams and easy firewall traversal, bringing the best quality live video over the worst networks. Haivision was awarded an Emmy® for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for developing the SRT protocol. For more information about the project and how to join the SRT Alliance, visit srtalliance.org.
Omnistream offers professional broadcasters and media enterprises a paradigm shift in engagement, leveraging the power of smartphones for the transmission of high-quality, live video, audio and data in real time, from anywhere with cellular coverage. This results in a cost-effective, easy-to-use and reliable software-based cellular bonding solution.
Jesús (Suso) Carrillo, Director SRT Alliance
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Hagay Avraham, CEO
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