Reliable Internet Stream Transport "RIST" Activity Group
As broadcasters and other video users increasingly utilize unconditioned Internet circuits to transport high-quality video, the demand grows for systems that can compensate for the packet losses and delay variation that often affect these streams. A variety of solutions are currently available on the market, however, incompatibilities exist between devices from different suppliers.
The RIST project was launched specifically to address the lack of compatibility between devices, and to define a set of interoperability points through the use of existing or new standards and recommendations. The group has produced an initial version of a specification that has been released as TR-06-1. Work continues within the group towards developing additional RIST specifications that include additional features.