TAG Video Systems, the provider of software-based IP end-to-end monitoring, deep probing, logging, and real-time visualisation solutions, has announced its recent participation in the 2023 SRT InterOp Plugfest. This virtual event was for developers to test interoperability and compatibility between different technologies using the Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) open source video streaming protocol. This year’s event, hosted by Haivision and special guest YouTube in May, showcased interaction and engagement between vendors for an entire week.
TAG received both SRT READY and SRT PLUGGED status resulting from its participation in the pivotal event that optimised extensive device-to-device testing to foster the continued growth of the SRT protocol. SRT READY status is reserved exclusively for SRT Alliance members who have integrated open-source SRT from GitHub into their solutions. SRT PLUGGED status is only granted to SRT Alliance members who have validated interoperability of their products with third-party SRT READY devices and solutions within an SRT Alliance sponsored SRT InterOp Plugfest event.
SRT is an open-source transport protocol originally developed by Haivision that allows for 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 providing encryption to protect content during transit.
TAG added support for the SRT protocol to its flagship Realtime Media Performance platform as a means to dramatically increase connectivity and signal transport options and open the door to 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 providing customers with the quickest possible access to emerging technologies for future-proof workflows.
“We were excited to be part of this event that showcased and ‘put-to-the-test’ various technologies supporting the SRT protocol. By actively collaborating with other participants in real-time, we improved performance and ensured high Quality of Service (QoS) delivery,” shared Golan Simani, Cloud Solution Architect at TAG.
This year’s Plugfest included numerous milestones including the introduction of YouTube’s “Live Verified Encoder” programme, designed to ensure the production hardware of vendors seamlessly interfaces with YouTube Live using SRT. 2023 SRT InterOp Plugfest also saw a significant increase in participants with 32 vendors providing 55 devices and software solutions for testing with other community members, and a total of 2257 individual device-to-device tests conducted.