Harmonic has announced the integration of Zixi into its Cloud-based VOS 360 Live Streaming Platform.
The platform’s infrastructure now features the integrated Zixi SDVP that can receive live video from Harmonic CloudLink, third party devices and software with embedded Zixi, as well as from customers with deployed Zixi Broadcasters.
According to the two companies, the joint solution enables users to create end-to-end workflows at all stages of the media processing and delivery chain, giving users the capability to receive content from the source, transfer to the Cloud then immediately deliver to the viewer’s device.
Harmonic said the integration of Zixi into the platform allows content contributors and distributors to scale their video transport to hundreds of outlets around the world and improves the viewer’s experience with ultra-low latency video.
The Zixi protocol uses a combination of advanced technologies, network bonding, congestion avoidance and hitless failover to create a coherent stream out of multiple stream fragments using a DNA sequence alignment algorithm, ensuring that latency is maintained and synchronised across devices and network locations.
“Our partnership with Zixi allows us to further enhance our innovative streaming solutions that address the challenges our mutual customers are facing,” said Shahar Bar, SVP, Video Products and Corporate Development, at Harmonic. “We are very pleased to further expand our mutual offerings to the market with the highest level of availability and reliability.”