Synamedia and Zixi partner for IP distribution solution

Synamedia integrates Zixi Technology for secure and reliable distribution for error-free video streaming over IP
John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing, Zixi
John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing, Zixi


Live broadcast-quality video over public Internet enabler Zixi has announced that video software provider Synamedia has integrated Zixi into the D9800 Network Transport Receiver. The Synamedia D9800 is a versatile receiver that allows content providers 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. Zixi’s IP distribution coupled with Synamedia’s broad portfolio will allow content providers a graceful path to terrestrial distribution from traditional satellite distribution.

The D9800, traditionally used for satellite distribution in combination with Synamedia’s PowerVu Network Center (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 customers can take advantage of Zixi’s well-proven methods of optimizing 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.

“As the industry transitions to cloud video delivery over IP, our combined solution allows content providers to better position themselves for both emerging and established global markets”, said Julien Signes, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Video Processing, Synamedia. “The Zixi integration enables our customers to quickly and smoothly transition their businesses with little disruption to existing workflows.”

“The Zixi Platform delivers mezzanine quality broadcast technology for live video giving content creators and distributors a real choice in efficient, dependable global solutions,” said John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing, Zixi.  “We are excited to expand the interoperability of the Zixi ecosystem leveraging the excellence of the Synamedia platform to enable global media businesses to easily create opportunities for content creators to leverage IP networks around the world to deliver media catered to audiences demographics that want dependable, flexible access to content with pristine quality.”

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