SMPTE Partners With Open Services Alliance for Interoperability Among Service-Based Applications

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SMPTE is partnering with the Open Services Alliance, which focuses on enabling improved open interoperability among service-based applications. This partnership is a natural extension of SMPTE’s Rapid Industry Solutions Program, which aims to make the standards process more efficient, transparent and versatile.

OSA was established in 2019 and typically identifies two to three new initiatives each year, based on relevance and completes them in a matter of months.

This partnership combines the “strengths of both organizations, creating a collaborative force that will change how standards are created.” With SMPTE and OSA working together, the organizations say the entire RIS process will be streamlined from start to finish.

Additionally, members of both OSA and SMPTE will need to be involved with only one organization rather than two, thus making it easier for the community’s members to be involved with and expand on initiatives they care about most.

A top priority for this partnership is to address Catena, an interoperability project made possible by a partnership with Ross Video. SMPTE and OSA will expand this already popular tech that promises to revolutionize multivendor interoperability in hybrid cloud environments.