Evertz integrates Zixi SDVP into XPS Series for IP video delivery

Zixi has announced an integration and partnership with Evertz. Evertz has natively integrated the SDVP, including Zen Master, in to the XPS Series, a real-time high-quality and low-latency video streaming platform that provides broadcast-quality video encoding at ultra-low latencies for mission-critical applications.

The XPS Series is part of the Evertz’ lineup of video infrastructure solutions for television, telecommunications and new-media industry applications, such as 4K remote contribution, monitoring return feeds, remote operation and monitoring, esports, live interviews, mission command and control and IPTV distribution.

A flexible and scalable platform that is both modular and standalone, XPS supports up to four simultaneous 1080p50/60 HD video encodes or decodes that can be configured in software to switch between either a four-channel encoder, four-channel decoder or a combination of two encodes and two decodes.

Additionally, the XPS Series supports up to 2160p50/60 4K UHD video resolutions with 32 channels of audio, with support for different compression standards, such as HEVC or H.264 over any IP network. The XPS platform also supports the latest patent-pending iTrak technology for multi-camera synchronisation from multiple locations for cloud production using Evertz’ Bravo Studio. XPS also uniquely supports real-time ultra-low latency with the highest video quality for 24/7 up-time applications.

The SDVP’s Zixi protocol is a resilient congestion and network-aware protocol that adjusts to varying network conditions and employs patented, dynamic Forward Error Correction techniques for error-free video transport over IP with 99.9999% uptime at minimal latency. It provides DTLS and AES encryption, allows for protected multicast transport, provides 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, analyze, monitor and report on live video streams and devices across XPS devices, and the Zixi Enabled Network of customers, integrated hardware and software applications, platforms and service providers standardised on Zixi.

As part of Zen Master, Zixi’s Intelligent Data Platform aggregates three billion data points a day from across the Zixi Enabled Network and uses advanced analytics, machine learning and Zixi’s video telemetry data to provide alerts based on patterns and insights that help media companies streamline broadcast operations by focusing their resources to fix errors before they occur and reduce costs from root cause analysis.

“The SDVP and the Zixi protocol allow our mutual customers to realise the best video quality with ultra-low latency,” said Harjinder Sandhu, director of enterprise encoding solution sales and business development with Evertz. “The joint solution is exactly what is being asked for by users in esports, live 4K and other mission-critical use cases.”

“Zixi and Evertz have the same shared vision of innovating to deliver the best quality of experience,” said John Wastcoat, SVP alliances and marketing, Zixi. “We are excited to deliver a unique solution for low latency, broadcast-quality live video delivery that our customers can manage with the Zen Master control plane.”

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