RIST Forum Makes Compatibility Testing VM Platform Available
29th April 2020 – The Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) Forum has announced the availability of RIST-compatible Virtual Machine (VM) images for testing RIST interoperability on products and workflows.
The images feature libRIST, a free, open-source library. By testing against the library, developers can ensure their own implementations are interoperable with the RIST protocol. They can also use the library to familiarize themselves with the new standard.
The VM’s operating system, developed by SipRadius of Coral Springs, Florida, is a fully compliant streamlined Linux router with support for real time processes. In addition to libRIST, it provides a streaming engine and a web GUI, which in turn provides support for one media stream, and two libRIST streams. The image is in the form of an installer for VMs in AWS, Azure and other virtual machine platforms. The installer images are available for free download at https://www.sipradius.com/rist.
Ciro Noronha, President, RIST Forum commented, “As the cable content platform shrinks and the internet content platform grows, we have seen a vast increase in the importance of media streaming over the public internet. Alongside its growing importance, we have seen the number of proprietary transport protocols increase. RIST is designed to be an interoperable standard, enabling users to transport broadcast-grade low-latency video over any type of infrastructure without losses and without being locked to a single vendor. The VM testing tool is hugely valuable in promoting easy implementation of RIST, and therefore improving interoperability within the industry.”
The VM is primarily a free testing tool but its license can be upgraded so it may also be utilised as a production-grade cloud proxy, reflecting the growing need for cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-NOC stream transport capabilities.
The RIST Forum was created to drive the adoption of RIST for low-latency live video over unmanaged networks. RIST has been successfully deployed in commercial operations worldwide due to its interoperability and standards-based approach.