Zixi and Synamedia partner for mass IP distribution

Synamedia has integrated Zixi into its D9800 Network Transport Receiver. The D9800 is a versatile receiver designed for today’s rapidly changing media environment that allows content providers the flexibility to migrate easily from satellite to terrestrial technologies in one device.

Synamedia has also integrated the Virtual Digital Content Manager (DCM) platform into Zixi to offer virtualised and software-based video processing. Demanded by the industry largest content providers, Zixi’s proven distribution coupled with Synamedia’s broad portfolio will allow a graceful path to terrestrial distribution from traditional satellite distribution.

The D9800, traditionally used for satellite distribution in combination with Synamedia’s PowerVu Network Centre (PNC), employs an all-in-one interface that allows traditional content providers the tools to gracefully transition to the next generation of distribution solutions and embrace terrestrial transport without disruption, all while providing the same or better distribution, control, and reliability of satellite. The Virtual DCM encoding and multiplexing platform is a key component for video processing in both content and service provider headends.

D9800 and Virtual DCM users can take advantage of Zixi’s well-proven methods of optimising IP-networks delivering live video content in real-time, leveraging a fast, secure and reliable contribution methodology for getting video content over terrestrial means.

Zixi provides best-in-class resiliency using a combination of content-aware and network adaptive forward error correction, error recovery, congestion avoidance, bonding of multiple transmission paths and dynamic feedback to control encoder rate, all at a minimal latency.

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