Zixi Launches New Live Event Planner, Improving Streaming Performance at IBC2022

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Zixi announced a return to IBC 2022 on Tuesday. Zixi will showcase a wide range of exciting product updates and demonstrate unparalleled live video streaming performance at this year’s conference. From Friday 9 Septembere and until Monday, September 12eZixi will be exhibiting at the RAI Convention Center Amsterdam in Hall 1 Stand #D.81.

Zixi will showcase new product updates and showcase low latency, high throughput, scalable video contribution, processing and distribution now available in SDVP. The SDVP is a complete platform for streaming live video over any IP network, any protocol, any cloud provider to any edge device. In addition to individually scheduled private meetings, the Zixi team will also provide attendees with opportunities to learn from Zixi leadership, integrated partners and leading media companies at the Devoncroft Executive Summit on September 8.e at the Tuschinski Theater in Amsterdam and panel at the prestigious Showcase Theater on Friday September 9e. Representatives from clients such as Paramount, NEP and others will join CEO Gordon Brooks to discuss market trends and how Zixi’s innovation has helped them solve specific live event management challenges. , solutions to efficiently deliver not only 24/7 live linears, but also OU and event applications, and their need for actionable analytics, data visualization and RCA reporting (Root Cause Analysis ) for the cost savings required in dynamic, modern live IP video streaming workflows.

As part of the showcase, Zixi will showcase new and existing SDVP features, including:

Optimized planning and operational management of live events in ZEN Master

  • Dynamically manage live event schedules and allocate resources in ZEN Master
  • Define event stages and rule patterns, including flow behavior before and after the event
  • Switch between live and slate sources, trigger replacement of blocked content, enable bandwidth bonding and failover options, and deliver ultra-low latency streams optimized for targeting
  • Leverage video-optimized ZaaS cloud infrastructure or deploy SDVP instances in your own on-premises, hybrid or cloud operating environments
  • Real-time live event operations dashboard with manual override controls provides visibility into event status from pre-production to post-live stages

Zixi-as-a-Service (ZaaS) for OU/Events

  • ZaaS provides all the functionality of SDVP with a managed high performance cloud infrastructure to provide a powerful end-to-end solution for efficiently delivering OU/Event applications
  • OU on ZaaS provides a turnkey experience for managing live video contribution and distribution workflows, including built-in low-latency live transcoding, production format support, and stream packaging OTT
  • ZEN Master’s updated live event management simplifies complex live event schedules and event stage orchestration
  • Wide geographic entry points deliver consistent ultra-low latency performance over diverse signal paths for production backhaul to the cloud or distributed processing and broadcast centers

Zixi Broadcaster v16 debuts with improved performance and Zixi AgentZ telemetry

  • Zixi Broadcaster now supports deployment on ARM-based instances with significant compute cost savings and reduced GHG emissions per compute cycle
  • Significantly improved resource utilization and updated architecture enable up to 200% increase in throughput per compute core compared to previous versions of SDVP
  • Zixi Broadcaster now supports workflows that require SPTS to MPTS multiplexing
  • Zixi AgentZ: An updated telemetry polling architecture in SDVP, improving the frequency and quality of metric data while adding access to powerful new performance KPIs and infrastructure insights
  • Protected Multicast: Achieve huge bandwidth savings while maintaining comprehensive end-to-end content protection and streaming analytics with Zixi Protected Multicast

Actionable Analytics, Data Visualization, and RCA Reporting with Zixi Intelligent Data Platform (IDP)

  • Zixi IDP leverages trained ML algorithms and AI analytics to sort vast telemetry data into actionable analysis
  • Automated incident reporting with correlated multi-object impact detection
  • Multi-object crash report dashboard with time-aligned graphs
  • Continuous real-time AI/ML data streams
  • Improved algorithms improve Zixi’s health score by providing accurate future performance predictions
  • Improved attribution performance identifies the root cause of the incident faster

ContentXchange Channel Service (CXE)

  • Designed to reliably connect the world’s most valuable content with the most watched destinations
  • Zixi’s secure transport rights accelerate time to market, unlocking thousands of premium linear and global event content partners
  • Curated, packaged, and normalized channel feeds for customizable distribution endpoints
  • Built on market-proven ZaaS technology, CXE provides fully redundant geographically diverse distribution paths with seamless failover for every managed channel

AWS Support offers new control plane options on AWS MediaServices

  • Updated AWS MediaConnect Stream Management and Monitoring in ZEN Master
  • Support for managing JPEG XS and AWS CDI streams in ZEN Master
  • ZEN Master Management of AWS Elemental Link Devices
  • Configuring and Monitoring AWS Elemental MediaLive Channels in ZEN Master
  • SDVP and ZEN Master for AWS Now Available on AWS Marketplace with Support for Private Offer Contracts

Additional Showcase features available in Zixi’s SDVP:

  • Full support for ARM architectures on AWS, Azure, and GCP, providing increased durability and reduced compute costs
  • Automated failover triggers on TR101, content quality analysis (CQA), and unrecovered packet alerts
  • Real-Time Programmatic Live Stream Multiplexing with Zixi Broadcaster v16
  • Improved NDI support to include mapping of NDI audio channels to MPEG-TS PIDs
  • Updated RIST retransmit request timing to improve performance
  • Added ML-based VMAF content quality estimation and improved PSNR estimation
  • Audio level histograms added to content quality analysis reports
  • Added support for accelerated transcoding with NVIDIA Ampere architecture, including AWS P4 instances and RTX A2000/A4000 NVIDIA PCIe cards
  • Support for 4:4:4 video on the NVIDIA transcoding pipeline
  • Added ML-based adaptive bitrate control for x264 and NVIDIA transcoding pipelines

Participants can spend time diving into specific use cases and scenarios:

  • Profitable multi-cloud delivery strategy with ZaaS
  • Linked 5G delivery and Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) integration delivering 4K live video
  • Build highly resilient, bandwidth-efficient, and low-latency live event contribution workflows
  • Remote orchestration and virtualized operations across the entire media supply chain
  • Business impact analysis with enhanced SCTE-35/CUE propagation monitoring
  • Universal gateway services that programmatically normalize thousands of concurrent linear channels

Zixi is delighted to support the IBC Accelerator Lab by participating in two IBC Accelerator innovation projects:

The IBC Accelerator projects will be showcased in RAI Hall 2.A14:

  • Cloud-based live events, analytics, and low-latency protocols: Zixi supports dynamically provisioned live event streaming from onsite to cloud to channel partners
  • 5G remote production… in the middle of nowhere: Zixi is a full partner to enable delivery over bonded 5G/4G LTE and LEO satellite constellations enable truly self-contained low latency live video productions

“After three years, Zixi is incredibly excited to return to IBC and meet our customers and partners in person. Since the 2019 conference, the adoption of IP video distribution has steadily accelerated and Zixi has seen incredible growth,” said Gordon Brooks, Executive Chairman and CEO, Zixi. “We’ve been busy innovating to provide the market with live video solutions that are cost-effective, autonomous, agile and environmentally sustainable, and we look forward to sharing the new technology in Amsterdam.”

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