Zixi Press Release

Zixi and Harmonic Expand Partnership to Bring Zixi Technology to the VOS™ Media Processing Platform and Spectrum™ XE Media Servers

Posted September 22, 2018

Zixi expands partnership with Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, to deepen their development efforts focusing on broadcast quality live IP video platforms, and further integrate broadcast industry standards and safety protocols in hybrid cloud infrastructures.  As a result of these efforts, Zixi technology will be integrated into Harmonic’s VOS™ media processing platform and Spectrum™ XE media servers.

Harmonic enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality OTT and broadcast video services to consumers globally. Zixi is the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over the public Internet.

“Live IP-based video distribution over the open Internet is not easy, but broadcasters rely on Zixi and Harmonic to provide operational efficiency and dependability that rivals traditional satellite systems. We recognize that reliability and interoperability are key issues for the media industry. We are committed to work together to make sure widely used formats and industry standard protocols to enable flawless ingest to playout for our mutual customers.” Chris Noe, Executive Chairman of Zixi.

“Harmonic and Zixi are long-time partners providing best-in-class solutions for high-demand, broadcast quality IP-based delivery. Zixi’s team has years of experience providing rock-solid technology relied on by many of Harmonic’s largest customers.  We are solidifying our mutual expertise within our VOS platform moving video preparation and delivery into a hybrid cloud operation, accelerating time to market for new OTT services.” Bart Spriester, senior vice president, video products at Harmonic.

Zixi can be seamlessly added to hardware and software platforms by leveraging the free Zixi SDK and API. Doing so allows all users to become industry standard compliant.  Zixi technology enables all partners, and their customers, to have a cost-effective, proven, and secure method for delivering true broadcast quality live content over the open Internet.