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The Zixi Software-Defined Video Platform
The Zixi software-defined video platform is the tight integration of four crucial elements that enable broadcast-quality live video workflows to be intelligently and centrally provisioned, deployed, managed and monitored using software and integrated devices, regardless of the underlying network infrastructure. The four elements to the Zixi software-defined video platform are: ZEN Master, Zixi Video Solutions Stack, Zixi Protocol, and the Zixi Enabled Network.
- ZEN Master – Zixi provides control over large complex networks with ZEN Master, our Live Video Orchestration and Telemetry Control Plane. This cloud-based interface provides visual tools to configure, orchestrate, manage and monitor live broadcast channels at scale and across industry protocols.
- Video Solutions Stack – The Zixi Video Solutions Stack provides essential software tools and core media processing functions that enable broadcasters to transport live video over any IP network, correcting for packet loss and jitter. Zixi’s software algorithms optimize the streams between the Zixi Feeders, Zixi Broadcaster and Zixi Receivers and work in concert to deliver live video over IP and hybrid IP networks.
- Protocols – Zixi provides an industry-leading congestion and network-aware protocol that dynamically adjusts to varying network conditions and employs error correction techniques for error-free video transport over IP. In addition to the Zixi protocol, the platform accepts 9 additional protocols: RIST, MPEG-TS, RTP, UDP, MMT, HLS, DASH, RTMP, and RTSP.
- Zixi Enabled Network - Zixi’s global network of 100+ integrated technology and service provider partners, allows our customers to leverage the largest global ecosystem for live video.
It is these four components of the Zixi platform working together that leads to superior, video distribution over IP for our customers.
The Zixi Software-Defined Video Platform delivers outstanding performance at low predictable latency, superior reliability, no packet loss, and broadcast-grade video quality (SD, HD, and UHD) with no tradeoffs in video or audio delay, resolution or stutter.
Streaming from one Zixi-enabled device/server to another protects every stream from quality degradations along an IP network path. Overcoming the network conditions inherent in the public Internet where the number of network errors, packet loss, jitter and out-of-order packets fluctuates second-by-second has been addressed flawlessly by the Zixi Platform for more than ten years. Click here to see how.
Zixi software is integrated into 90% of the market's OEM hardware and can be easily activated to test new contribution and distribution workflows
Just activate your demo license and you can begin testing your new contribution and distribution workflows right away. The Zixi Platform, coupled with the ZEN Master orchestration tools, make it realistic to manage IP video at scale. The Platform can be configured in highly flexible and scalable ways to meet the needs of a wide range of media workflows, including plug-and-play Zixi Cloud solutions.
The Zixi Software-Defined Video Platform is a flexible IP video workflow solution that can be cloud-based, server-based or a hybrid.
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Flawlessly delivering 10,000+ live video channels in over 100 countries.
ZIXI SOFTWARE WORKFLOWS
Zixi's Software-Defined Video Platform can be configured for a wide variety of cloud, on-premise, or hybrid workflows and works with Linux and Windows appliances. Our software is integrated into 100+ encoder, decoder, cloud multiscreen, and cloud playout partners, and through dozens of service provider partners in the Zixi Enabled Network. The entire Zixi Platform is designed to be orchestrated at scale with ZEN Master.
Feed. Broadcast. Receive.
Zixi for Live Linear
The Zixi Platform helps content providers to distribute live linear, broadcast-quality video in large-scale point-to-point or multipoint configurations with precisely-tuned latency. Localized channels and boutique content collections can be delivered anywhere on the planet, quickly, easily, and securely, with redundancy configurations to suit any type of content and budget.
With the Zixi Enabled Network, service providers can ingest channels from content providers, aggregate content from multiple sources, and distribute to partners around the globe, without the expense and rigidity of satellite and fiber business models.
Zixi for Live Events
The Zixi Enabled Network enables live content to be ingested and distributed as live event streams globally anywhere there is an IP connection, and allow for the ingest of high bit rate streams from event venues to be transcoded for multiscreen and CDN delivery in one step. Leverage Zixi’s integrated Zixi Enabled Network partners for deployment solutions at event locations at costs satellite and fiber can't meet. The flexibility of our software, and huge number of OEM and service partners, greatly simplifies live event logistics and gives you new options to explore previously untapped revenue opportunities.
The Zixi Cloud service option replaces traditional satellite and fiber with public cloud solutions that offer a flexible, scalable, and affordable solution for live broadcast-quality content. This service delivers plug-and-play enterprise solutions in the cloud, supporting redundancy, failover, processing, and distribution. By virtualizing the live stream infrastructure, Zixi Enabled Networks provide the business and technology agility to create customized media content offerings for globally diverse audiences.