Meeting all broadcasting needs

Standards have never been more important. Appear provides products and solutions based on open standards with a focus on high availability to ensure that customers always meet the most demanding operational requirements.

With demands for more content across more devices, standards are critical to ensure interoperability, so content can be delivered successfully across any medium to any device. Not only do we adhere to an array of industry standards, we actively participate with industry bodies to advance standardization for the benefit of our customers.

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Industry committees

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SRT Alliance
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The JT-NM Tested program for the Spring of 2020
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Example of industry standards we support


Reliable standards to transmit compressed and uncompressed video over IP rather than serial interfaces.

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Open source discovery, registration and control for the SMPTE ST 2110 standard.

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Light compression with low processing latency, no blocking defects, and editable without adding picture artefacts.

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Visually lossless compression with an end-to-end latency of just a few lines.


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Open, secure and interoperable conditional access, including a dynamic key system.

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A common IP-based mechanism for transmission of digital video and audio for the professional media industry

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High efficiency and advanced video encoding.

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Generic encoding of video and audio.

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Standard for high-performance streaming audio-over-IP interoperability.

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Enables the delivery of high quality, secure, low-latency video across the internet.

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A congestion and network-aware protocol that dynamically adjusts to varying network conditions.

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A media streaming protocol for delivering visual and audio media to viewers on the internet, with mobile devices and PCs in mind.

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MPEG-DASH is an adaptive, HTTP-based protocol for streaming media over the internet.

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A hybrid media delivery method, based on HTTP progressive download. Media can be cached along the edge of the network, closer to clients.

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A coordinated industry-wide effort to lower latency with “chunked” encoding and transfer.

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JT-NM tested

The JT-NM (Joint Taskforce on Networked Media) is a self-coordinating group of industry bodies working together on the development of IP technologies for professional media systems.

Appear joined the JT-NM Tested Program in Wuppertal, Germany, last August, which provides documented insight into supplier compliance with SMPTE standards, AMWA NMOS specifications and performance in real-world scenarios.

Appear’s  X Platform  earned the JT-NM Tested Badges for both SMPTE ST 2110 and AMWA NMOS, reaffirming its strong capabilities to meet industry standards.


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