Intinor, Sweden’s leading developer of products and solutions for high-quality video over Internet, has joined The RIST Forum as an associate member. RIST – Reliable Internet Stream Transport – is the proponent of an interoperable, global specification for transporting live video over unmanaged networks.
The RIST Forum draws its membership from across the industry, and its expert group has poured hundreds of years of real-world experience into developing a robust solution, built on existing industry standards. The goal is to achieve consistent quality over the public internet, even when bandwidth is limited.
Detailed enough to ensure interoperability between systems, the RIST specification is still fluid enough to allow for innovation. This is important as it allows Intinor to continue to develop its very high performance systems while being certain they can interwork with other components.
“Interoperability between vendors, and so between production companies and broadcasters, is a vital consideration for us,” said Roland Axelsson, CEO of Intinor. “The RIST transport protocol is rapidly gaining support, and for us to add it was a no-brainer. Our membership of the RIST Forum is a clear signal of our commitment to the causes of seamless interworking.”
Suzana Brady, chair of The RIST Forum, added “Our project depends upon widespread adoption and commitment from both vendors and broadcasters. We are pleased to welcome Intinor as an associate member, and look forward to adding its undoubted experience and expertise to our collective understanding.”
RIST is designed for the reliable transport of professional video over the internet. Use cases include news and sports contribution, remote production, and distribution services. RIST provides a core set of functionality and behaviours across all implementations to ensure interoperability, while giving vendors the freedom to add their own advanced functionality.