Elecard joins RIST Forum

Elecard joins RIST Forum

December 16, 2021News

We are happy to announce that Elecard has become a new member of the RIST Forum, a  collaborative, nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and support of Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST). 

RIST is an open-source, open-specification transport protocol designed for reliable transmission of video over unmanaged networks with low latency and high quality.

The development of RIST started in 2017. It was an initiative of the Video Service Forum experts together with technical representatives from various media companies that would later form the RIST Forum. Today, the organization includes over 130 members. RIST Forum is a true community that’s engaging both users and vendors of RIST technology and RIST products. The RIST Forum strives to make the world adopt this interoperable standard for transporting live video over unmanaged networks. 

RIST is all about the combination of interoperability and innovation. With RIST, interoperability is achieved through clear specifications, while vendors remain free to innovate within their own implementations.

Elecard has implemented the RIST support in CodecWorks, a professional platform for the real-time encoding and transcoding into HEVC/H.265, AVC/H.264 and MPEG-2 video, supporting adaptive bit rate streaming via HLS and MPEG-DASH protocols with the best possible quality. Using RIST technology along with Elecard CodecWorks ensures the minimum possible latency. The software-based CodecWorks can be deployed on end user’s hardware of choice.

"We are pleased to join RIST Forum and contribute to the growth of this data transfer protocol. RIST is a promising new technology that is gaining popularity on the market. Ensuring interoperability of solutions is an important task for the industry, which RIST successfully solves," commented Nikolay Milovanov, Elecard CEO.


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DirectShow components supporting RIST streaming will be available in Elecard Codec SDK early in 2022.

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