Open Broadcast Systems to Exhibit its RIST solution at BroadcastAsia


Open Broadcast Systems will introduce its RIST-enabled IP encoders and decoders to Asian markets at BroadcastAsia. RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport) is a recently established protocol for interoperable low latency contribution quality video via unmanaged networks.

The protocol provides a highly effective method for interchanging signals between different vendors. RIST enables different vendors to communicate and transfer live content over any IP network, including the Internet.

Open Broadcast Systems provides a range of software-based encoders and decoders, which deliver high quality video over IP. It provides broadcast software for video and audio transport, running on off-the-shelf IT equipment. This allows IT hardware to perform multiple broadcast functions, aiding convergence between the broadcast and IT industries, and drastically reducing costs.
Its latest version ofits RIST-enabled encoder and decoder software sees latency reduced to one of the lowest in the industry. With an end-to-end latency of just sixty milliseconds (at 1080p60), it is the lowest currently achieved for an encoder/decoder pair using Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) IT hardware. It is also one of the lowest latencies achievable in the industry across any full-frame contribution encoder. It is able to achieve this with no reduction in picture quality.

Kieran Kunhya, Managing Director, Open Broadcast Systems, commented: “RIST gives us a simple yet highly effective method for interchanging professional signals between different vendors. We have aligned our existing retransmission product to comply with RIST as it is much simpler than alternatives. For this reason, we believe RIST will have wide adoption in the professional broadcast world.”

Open Broadcast Systems will be demonstrating its range of RIST-enabled encoders and decoders at its booth (6J3-04) in BroadcastAsia from 18th– 20th June 2019. For more information or to book a meeting, please visit the company’s events page.

Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs.

High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.