MONTREAL, Nov. 15, 2018 — Haivision, a market leader in video networking and streaming solutions, announced that the company has won a 2018 Emmy® Award for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).
NATAS’ Technology & Engineering Achievement Committee has recognized Haivision’s excellence and engineering creativity for “Pioneering Reliable Transmission Method for Live Contribution and Distribution TV Links” with the company’s development of the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) video streaming protocol. With this award, Haivision joins a select and distinguished group of honorees who are the ‘tool makers’ of the industry and have materially affected the television viewing experience.
SRT is an open-source protocol, developed by Haivision, which allows broadcasters and streamers to deliver high-quality, low-latency video streams across the public internet. SRT is fast becoming the de facto low latency video streaming standard in the broadcast and streaming industries.
Haivision originally introduced the technology to the industry in 2013 enabling low latency video transport across the television production and broadcast market. Examples of SRT protocol use include powering remote interviews for NFL, sports contribution for ESPN, distribution to OTT services by Comcast, conference streaming by Microsoft and countless others.
In April 2017, Haivision made the SRT protocol available to the world as open source technology. Today, more than 170 companies have endorsed the open source project by supporting the SRT Alliance – a consortium of vendors and end users working collaboratively to increase industry-wide awareness and adoption of SRT as a common standard for low-latency video transport over the internet. Members of the SRT Alliance include Microsoft, Comcast, Encompass, Ericsson, Eurovision/EBU, Harmonic, Ooyala and Sencore, and more than 50 solutions currently support SRT today. Within the open source community, SRT has been adopted by FFmpeg, VideoLAN’s VLC, GStreamer, and Wireshark projects.
“We are incredibly honored and humbled to see Haivision recognized by The National Academy of Arts and Sciences,” said Mirko Wicha, President and Chief Executive Officer of Haivision. “Haivision has worked tirelessly to solve the challenges of video transmission faced by our customers. We’re very proud of our engineering and development teams that have dedicated themselves to innovating the SRT technology and bringing it into the world as the industry’s best open source option for low latency video streaming.”
Haivision, a private company founded in 2004, provides media management and video streaming solutions that help the world’s leading organizations communicate, collaborate and educate. Haivision is a pioneer in high performance streaming solutions, the founder of the SRT Open Source Project for low latency video streaming and the original developer of the SRT protocol. Haivision’s innovations include live hardware and software encoding/decoding, video stream transport and video management technologies. Haivision is recognized as one of the most influential companies in video by Streaming Media and one of the fastest growing companies by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500. The company is headquartered in Montreal and Chicago, with regional offices located throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. Learn more at haivision.com.