A software-defined video platform enabling broadcast-quality live video delivery over all IP
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. Zixi provides enhanced control over large complex networks with ZEN Master, a cloud-based interface that provides visual tools to configure, orchestrate, manage and monitor live broadcast channels at scale and across industry protocols. The Zixi Protocol is a content and network-aware protocol that dynamically adjusts to varying network conditions and employs error correction techniques for error-free video streaming over IP networks globally. Zixi’s protocol dynamically resolves inherent limitations of the Internet to enable low latency live video delivery of unprecedented quality regardless of network conditions with the reliability, security, and resiliency. The Zixi Video Solutions Stack provides essential software tools and functionality that enables broadcasters to send live video from the source to end point devices. Zixi’s software algorithms optimize the streams between Zixi Feeders, Zixi Broadcaster and Zixi Receivers that work in concert to deliver live video over IP and hybrid IP networks. Features of the Video Solutions Stack include multi-protocol acceptance and switching, hybrid and bonded IP transport, multi-cloud integration with leading cloud providers including AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure, flexible media services such as OTT repackaging and transmuxing, live transcoding of mezzanine quality video, and content quality and business impact analytics. The Video Solutions Stack provides core media processing functions and the on-ramp to third party clouds, allowing Zixi’s customers and partners to transition from capital intensive, rigid broadcasting environments to new, dynamic, virtualized, and cost-effective operations. ZEN Master allows content providers to manage individual servers at their source, into and across various cloud configurations, server clusters and different geographies. With ZEN Master, operators can view and alter hundreds of inputs/outputs throughout the supply chain, monitor video, view thumbnail sketches, conduct analysis, view analytics, and receive notifications based on system performance levels. Through ZEN Master, stream throughput can be increased as needed while maintaining security, uptime and complete visibility to CPU, network and workflow related attributes across the media supply chain.