IBC2022: Zixi to launch live events scheduler and streaming performance enhancements

Zixi will be showcasing a broad range of product updates and demonstrating live video delivery performance at this year’s IBC.

It will be focusing on low latency, high throughput, scaled video contribution, processing and distribution now available in the SDVP. The SDVP is a platform for delivering live video on any IP network, any protocol, any cloud provider to any edge device.

The Zixi team will also be presenting opportunities for participants to learn from Zixi leadership and integrated partners at the Showcase Theatre on Friday 9 September.  Representatives from customers including Paramount and NEP will be joining CEO Gordon Brooks to discuss trends in the market and how Zixi’s innovation has helped them address specific problems of live event management, solutions for efficiently delivering not only 24×7 live linear but also OU and event applications, as well as their needs for actionable analytics, data visualisation and root cause analysis reporting for cost efficiencies required in live IP video broadcasting workflows.

As part of the showcase, Zixi will be exhibiting new and existing capabilities of the SDVP, including live events optimised scheduling and operational management in Zen Master. Users can now dynamically manage live event schedules and allocate resources in Zen Master, define event stages and rules templates, including pre and post-event stream behaviour, and switch between live and slate sources, trigger blackout content replacement, enable bandwidth bonding and failover options, and distribute target-optimised ultra-low latency feeds.

Zixi-as-a-Service (ZaaS) for OU/events will also be highlighted. ZaaS is said to deliver all the functionality of the SDVP with managed high-performance cloud infrastructure to deliver a comprehensive solution for efficiently delivering OU/event applications. OU on ZaaS provides a turnkey experience for managing live video contribution and distribution workflows, including integrated low-latency live transcoding, production formats support and OTT stream packaging. Updated Zen Master live events management simplifies complex live event schedules and orchestrating event stages, while expanded geographic ingress points deliver consistent ultra-low latency performance over diverse signal paths for production backhaul to cloud or distributed processing and playout centres.

In addition, Zixi Broadcaster v16 will debut in Amsterdam with enhanced performance and Zixi AgentZ telemetrics. Zixi Broadcaster now supports deployment on ARM-based instances with significant savings on compute costs and lower GHG emissions per compute cycle. Dramatically improved resource utilisation and updated architecture yield up to 200% throughput increase per compute core over previous versions of the SDVP. In Zixi AgentZ, an updated telemetry polling architecture in the SDVP improves the frequency and quality of metric data while adding access to powerful new performance KPIs and infrastructure insights.

Zixi is also supporting the IBC Accelerator Lab by participating in two IBC Accelerator Innovation Projects: Cloud Based Live Events, Analytics, and Low Latency Protocols, for which Zixi is supporting dynamically provisioned live event delivery from venue to cloud to distribution partners; and 5G Remote Production… in the Middle of Nowhere, where the company is an integral partner in enabling delivery over bonded 5G/4G LTE and Leo satellite constellations that are enabling truly untethered low latency live video productions.

“After three years, Zixi is incredibly excited to be returning to IBC and meeting with our customers and partners in person. Since the 2019 conference, the adoption of IP video distribution has continued to accelerate and Zixi has seen incredible growth,” said Gordon Brooks, executive chairman and CEO, Zixi. “We have been busy innovating to provide the market with live video solutions that are cost-efficient, autonomous, agile and ecologically sustainable, and can’t wait to share the new technology in Amsterdam.”


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