VidTrans 2020 to Host IP Interop

LOS ANGELES—VidTrans 2020 will host a major industry interoperability demonstration for technologies used to transport video and audio over IP networks, the Video Services Forum announced last week.

The conference, Feb. 25-27 at the Marina del Rey Marriott, will focus on innovative types of IP networking and video technologies and their use for long-haul video transport and in production studios.

The theme of VidTrans 2020 is “Delivering the Benefits of IP for Media Production.” It will feature an exhibit with a showcase of the latest applications, technologies and products and offer opportunities to socialize.

The exhibit hall and interop will be open Feb. 25-26. An opening night reception will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The gathering will feature an interoperability demo of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) protocol.

(Read more: RIST Forges Reliable, Secure Internet Connection)

RIST technology will be demoed by using real-time, contribution-quality video streams. They will be exchanged securely with top-of-the-line encryption over the public internet between Marina del Rey and other remote locations around the world, organizers said.

An emphasis will be placed on multi-vendor interoperability using the upcoming VSF TR-06-02 RIST Main Profile. Nearly a dozen tech providers will participate.

VidTrans 2020 also will include technical sessions on high-performance IP media networking technologies. Experts will present technical papers on a variety of video networking, IP transport and IP production topics. 

Among the conference panel discussions are “ST2110 Becomes Mainstream: Successes and Ongoing Challenges” and “Progress Report: Broadcast Virtualization for On- and Off-Premises Workflows.

More information about VidTrans 2020 is available on the Video Services Forum website.

Phil Kurz is a contributing editor to TV Tech. He has written about TV and video technology for more than 30 years and served as editor of three leading industry magazines. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.