Ant Media integrates Zixi for real-time live streaming

Zixi has formed a partnership with Ant Media that includes integration with Ant Media Server (AMS), a ready-to-use, scalable real-time video streaming solution for live video streaming.

AMS is designed to help enterprises such as TV stations, ed-tech, gaming, e-auction services, security or surveillance companies, and mobile app developers that require live video streaming infrastructure to build live video conferencing, webinar, or mass broadcast and monitoring application solutions.

The streaming engine can ingest high-performance Zixi-enabled live sources and provide adaptive, ultra-low latency streaming by using WebRTC technology with sub .5 seconds latency. It can support millions of viewers and streams and, in addition to leveraging Zixi sources, users can also publish AMS streams out to the SDVP. This unlocks powerful workflows, including advanced GPU accelerated live transcoding, Zixi patent-pending sequenced hitless failover, connection bonding over disparate networks, purpose-built live operations dashboards, enhanced visualisation and centralised management of live channels. Ultra-low latency real-time streaming takes Zixi-protected streams and delivers via a scaled WebRTC network with a full WebRTC stack, including SFU, MCU and Data Channel for global delivery at scale.

Ant Media Server has integrated the SDVP to ingest live streams delivered using the Zixi protocol, which means that AMS users can connect to a wide range of broadcast-quality live sources and take advantage of premium features such as enhanced stream resilience with congestion aware routing and patented dynamic FEC up to 40% more efficient network utilisation, quality optimised delivery with content aware bandwidth shaping, and best-in-class security with DTLS and AES content encryption security.

Low-latency error-free transport over IP networks is critical to the delivery of live video over unmanaged IP networks, and the Zixi protocol is a resilient congestion- and network-aware protocol that adjusts to varying network conditions for error-free video transport over IP. It offers 99.9999% uptime at minimal latency providing protected multicast transport, bandwidth efficiency and enables encoder backpressure.

The Zixi Zen Master control plane is also integrated to enable users to manage large-scale configurations and orchestrate, analyse, monitor and report on live video streams, including Ant Media Server deployments and the Zixi Enabled Network of customers, integrated hardware and software applications, and platforms and service providers standardised on Zixi.

“With integrated Zixi Protocol support, Ant Media Servers have access to the industry-leading performance, efficiency, security and reliability that the SDVP enables”, said Ahmet Oguz Mermerkaya CEO/co-founder, Ant Media. ” By leveraging the combined AMS and SDVP solution, our common customers have access to high-performance, scalable real-time video distribution.”

“This exciting integration was initially requested from video game and esports live streaming platforms,” said John Wastcoat, SVP alliances and marketing, Zixi. “And Ant Media Server’s WebRTC cutting-edge innovation delivers the infrastructure necessary for next-generation, mission-critical applications such as live game shows, e-learning and mobile streaming.”


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