Ssimwave integrates Zixi for live IP video experience optimisation 

Ssimwave has integrated Zixi’s Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP) into its Ssimplus Live Monitor, a live video quality assurance tool for perceptual video metrics. Joint customers can now measure and trace the viewer experience of Zixi delivery with a highly accurate objective quality metric that replicates the human visual system, guarding against the degradation of video quality across the network.

Ssimplus Live Monitor is a unified end-to-end video experience automation platform that assesses and alerts on perceptual video quality in an automated fashion, ensuring a consistent viewer experience and decreased operational costs. Live Monitor provides a complete solution for monitoring and alerting on viewer experience impacting issues, such as block corruption and lip sync, across thousands of channels around the clock. The software solution provides a flexible search engine that allows customers to identify, localise, triage and root issues with minimal effort for any device, network and stage across a content delivery chain.

The Zixi protocol is a resilient congestion and network-aware protocol that adjusts to varying network conditions and employs dynamic forward error correction techniques for error-free video transport over IP with 99.9999% uptime at minimal latency. 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 and devices.

With native Zixi support, Ssimplus Live Monitor can now be leveraged to generate real-time perceptual video quality performance data for SDVP cloud contribution and distribution feeds, guaranteed reliability with hitless failover to maximise video experience and automated decision with Zen Master. The SDVP delivers broadcast quality video to and from on-prem and cloud platforms.   

“We are proud to welcome Ssimplus to the Zixi Enabled Network of partners that have integrated and standardised on the SDVP,” said John Wastcoat, SVP alliances and marketing, Zixi.  “We have a common mission to make complex deployments simple to consume and manage, and this partnership does that for our customers.”

“Zixi is a leader for IP video delivery in the broadcast community and is asked for by the industry’s biggest customers,” said Carlos Hernandez, chief revenue officer, Ssimplus.  “This integration gives those big brands the ultra-low latency, guarantee of viewer experience and the end-to-end management of the workflow they demand.”


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