Zixi Broadcaster

Universal Media Gateway Connecting and Conditioning Any Source to Any Target Destination

At the heart of the Zixi Software Defined Video Platform (SDVP) is Zixi Broadcaster, a universal media gateway that delivers unparalleled performance, security, resilience and flexibility. Zixi Broadcaster includes everything needed to enable high performance live video routes between sources and target destinations over any IP network, with advanced in-flight processing, dedicated monitoring and mission critical reliability.

Universal Gateway

Universal Live Video Ingest, Monitoring, Compliance Validation, Signal Processing and Target Normalization

Zixi Broadcaster is a universal live media gateway that ensures high performance and highly resilient connections between sources and destinations. Zixi Broadcaster standardizes source acquisition and then normalizes feeds for distribution, all while providing an interoperable solution that will help simplify any broadcast workflow. Zixi Broadcaster provides needed agility within streaming infrastructures that can iterate as industry trends and technology evolve.

  • Native Support for 16 common transport protocols including Zixi, RTP, RTP w/FEC, RIST, SRT, WebRTC and HLS
  • Ingest once and deliver to all target destinations, including CDN Origins, IRDs, STBs and connected TVs
  • Continuously Monitors and Validates Stream Compliance
  • Automated Integrated Processing Conforms Media to Target Specifications
    • Accelerated Transcoding
    • OTT ABR Packaging
    • Stream Multiplexing
    • Program Alignment/Mapping
  • Triggered Content Switching, Auto-Slating and Programmatic Blackouts
  • Automated Hitless Failover and Continuous Route Optimization
  • Workflow Support for Live-from-File, Stream Recording, Time-Shifting and Localization Workflows
  • SCTE-35 Ad Marker Signal Detection, Insertion, Event Triggering and Marker Propagation

Ultimate Performance & Efficiency

Purpose built to deliver the worlds most valuable live content in the most demanding operating environments.

With support for the latest generation compute architectures and a focus on hyper efficient video processing, Zixi Broadcaster accelerates video distribution, reduces infrastructure demands and achieves unmatched performance.

<300ms

Error Corrected Global Distribution Latency

>400Mbps

Processed Throughput per Compute Core

40%

Lower Emissions per GB Delivered

+25%

More Efficient Bandwidth Utilization

9 Billion

Telemetry Data Points Analyzed Daily

Carrier-Grade Resilience & Multi-Tiered Layered Security

Zixi Broadcaster extends industry standards with market leading solutions for stream availability and security.

Reliability

Adaptive FEC, ARQ, network bonding, congestion avoidance and hitless failover algorithmically reconstruct data down the supply chain in potentially less than a round-trip, enabling >99.999% stream availability without negatively impacting latency and quality.

  • Bonded Delivery: Combines disparate topologies including 5G, LTE, Leased Lines and Unmanaged Internet, dynamically adjusting for fluctuating bandwidth, network congestion, packet loss and latency differences
  • Sequenced Hitless Failover: An improvement on SMPTE 2022-7, applies Zixi optimized alignment algorithms to re-create a single coherent uninterrupted stream out of multiple stream fragments
  • Route Orchestration: Distribute over geographically diverse signal paths, across regions and in discreet infrastructure locations
  • Resilient Architecture: Provision clustered and load balanced Zixi Broadcasters for continuous delivery applications

Security

Best-in-class security protocols and the most sophisticated protection are among the biggest reasons why customers and partners choose to send their content using the Zixi Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP).

  • Content Encryption: Secure content with End-to-end strong AES-256 content encryption
  • Session Security: Manage Access with Session Establishment Whitelisting & Password Protection
  • Connection Validation: Confidently Delivery with Zixi Exclusive DTLS Secure Certificate Validation & Strong Cipher Protection
  • Protected Multicasts: Zixi Protected Multicast validates and secures client multicast subscriptions

In-flight Monitoring and Automated Processing

Fully integrated suite of live video monitoring and content transformation features

Zixi Broadcaster is designed for modern video distribution. With advanced monitoring and analytics, you can easily validate your streams and keep track of your media supply chain. The full suite of media transformation and accelerated processing options make it easy to execute unique workflows and use cases automatically, ensuring smooth delivery and performance while mitigating costs and complexity.

Integrated Real-time Monitoring & Analytics

  • TR 101 Transport Stream Compliance
  • ePSNR / eVMAF Quality Score
  • Live Audio/Video Impairment Detection
  • Infrastructure Performance KPIs
  • Full Suite Video Route Telemetry
  • SCTE35 Ad Marker Alerts
  • System Derived Trending Performance Metrics
  • Customizable Rules-Driven Triggered Responses

Automated In-Flight Media Processing

  • Ultra-Low Latency Live Transcoding
  • ABR Stream Packaging
  • SPTS/MPTS Multiplexing
  • PID Alignment and Re-Mapping
  • Protocol and Format Conversion
  • Recording & Time Shifting
  • Auto-Slate / Content Switching
  • Switch Between Live & File Sources

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