VidTrans 2020 Includes a Major Multivendor Demonstration

Los Angeles, CA, January 20, 2020 — The Video Services Forum is pleased to announce a major industry interoperability demonstration of the latest technologies for transporting video and audio over IP networks. This interop event will take place during VidTrans 2020 which will be held at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Los Angeles, CA, February 25 to 27.
The theme of this year’s conference is, “Delivering the Benefits of IP for Media Production” and will focus on many innovative types of IP networking and video technologies and their application both for long-haul video transport and for production studios. In addition to technical sessions, the conference will feature a showcase of the latest applications, technologies and products in its exhibit hall as well as provide abundant opportunities to socialize at our special events. The exhibition hall and interop will be open Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 25 & 26 and offers an opening night reception on Tuesday.
VidTrans20 will feature an important industry interoperability demonstration of the RIST protocol:
RIST (Reliable Internet Stream Transport) technology will be demonstrated through the use of real-time, contribution-quality video streams exchanged securely, with top-of-the-line encryption, over the public Internet between Marina del Rey and a number of remote locations around the world. The emphasis will be on multi-vendor interoperability using the upcoming VSF TR-06-02 RIST Main Profile, with close to a dozen technology providers participating in the live demos, which will be conducted on-site and via the public Internet.
This year’s VidTrans conference will comprise 2 1/2 days of informative technical sessions on the latest technologies for high-performance IP media networking. Industry experts will present technical papers on a wide variety of topics related to video networking, IP transport and IP production. Highlighting the conference will be two eagerly anticipated panel discussions: “ST2110 Becomes Mainstream: Successes and Ongoing Challenges” and “Progress Report: Broadcast Virtualization for On- and Off-Premises Workflows”. The preliminary conference program is available on the VSF site.
VidTrans provides an ideal venue for television professionals to see the latest IP media technologies in person. This low-key conference, attended primarily by industry decision makers, offers a great opportunity to speak directly with key technology providers and users from around the world.
VidTrans2020 Conference will also include a number of social networking events, providing attendees the opportunity to interact with colleagues and industry peers. For additional information about the VSF, the conference and to register, please visit
About the Video Services Forum Founded in 1997, the Video Services Forum is an international association composed of service providers, users and manufacturers dedicated to interoperability, quality metrics and education for video networking technologies. The organization’s activities include providing forums to identify issues involving the development, engineering, installation, testing and maintenance of video networking technologies; exchanging non-proprietary information to promote the development of video networking technology; fostering resolution of issues common to the video services industry and promoting interoperability by contributing to and supporting development of standards by national and international standards bodies.