High-quality, low-latency live streaming with Pearl SRT protocol support

High-quality, low-latency live streaming with Pearl SRT protocol support

Broadcasters and streamers rejoice. The open-source Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) protocol enables secure, high-quality, and low-latency video streaming – and is fully supported by Epiphan’s Pearl Nano, Pearl Mini, and Pearl-2 hardware encoders.

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SRT technology makes the difference

Every video producer wants the highest-quality video to ensure their live productions look professional. SRT technology makes achieving that professional-quality easier than ever. Using the latest in streaming technology, the SRT protocol keeps your live video productions looking great with persistent network connection maintenance, packet loss recovery, and other quality-control features.

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SRT streaming excels even over unpredictable networks

The SRT protocol’s built-in protections against fluctuating network bandwidth and other variables make it possible to deliver high-quality video even over lossy and unpredictable networks. And with flexible firewall and network address translation (NAT) traversal, you can live stream over SRT without involving IT.

Applications for Pearl SRT video streaming

  • Stream content to CDNs
  • Bring in remote guests
  • Serve as a contribution encoder

Better quality streaming to content delivery networks

SRT technology sends bi-directional control data throughout live streams to ensure a smooth viewing experience. Streaming to a content delivery network (CDN) using the SRT protocol minimizes packet loss, jitter, and other threats to quality.

A versatile SRT contribution encoder

Use a Pearl hardware encoder to bring SRT sources into your broadcast production system and benefit from the intuitive UI, built-in confidence monitor, and other user-friendly features. With its refined feature set and compact form factor, Pearl Nano makes an ideal SRT contribution encoder, while Pearl-2‘s multiple inputs and live switching capabilities make it the ultimate production encoder.

Pristine contributions from remote guests

A growing ecosystem of cameras, software, and streaming hardware support the SRT protocol. Even something as ubiquitous as Microsoft Teams can support the SRT protocol with the help of Epiphan Connect. Set up remote guests with an SRT encoder, or a Microsoft Teams invite, to bring high-quality, low-latency SRT sources into your Pearl-powered video productions.

SRT and Pearl

Choose Pearl for reliable and professional live video production.

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Dedicated video production systems

Pearl hardware encoders feature multiple inputs for video and professional audio, simplifying setup by letting you directly connect advanced AV gear for the highest-quality SRT streams. Pearl systems also feature a built-in screen for at-a-glance input verification.

Built for maximum reliability

Pearl systems are designed to withstand daily use in professional environments. A rugged, all-metal enclosure protects your investment during operation and transport while the purpose-built and fine-tuned software ensure you don’t run into any issues during your SRT streams.

End-to-end control

Pearl systems are remotely accessible and configurable. With Pearl production and contribution encoders, producers can log in to a contributor’s Pearl system wherever it’s located and take care of any pre-event setup and testing, reducing the chance of configuration errors and making for an easier production overall.

Remote access is simplest with Epiphan Edge, the centralized platform for the remote configuration and monitoring of Epiphan devices.

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Learn how to use Pearl systems to stream to CDNs and add remote guests to live streams, and as a contribution encoder for advanced remote video production.