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Harmonic targets cloud-based low-latency streaming with Zixi

Video technology provider Harmonic has integrated IP video specialist Zixi’s Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP) into Harmonic’s cloud based VOS360 software-as-a-service live streaming platform.

To secure content in transit throughout its delivery chain, the VOS360 cloud infrastructure now features the integrated Zixi SDVP that can receive live video from Harmonic CloudLink, third-party devices and software with embedded Zixi technology, as well as from customers with deployed Zixi Broadcasters.

The pair said that the joint solution would enable the creation of end-to-end workflows that can be created 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 deliver to the viewer’s device with ultra-low latency.

Shahar Bar

The Zixi protocol claims to deliver the lowest latency in the industry with sub-second worldwide delivery supported by the Zixi SDVP. Zixi said that its 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, network locations, and conditions.

“Our partnership with Zixi allows us to further enhance our innovative streaming solutions that address the challenges our mutual customers are facing. We are very pleased to further expand our mutual offerings to the market with the highest level of availability and reliability,” said Shahar Bar, SVP, video products and corporate development, at Harmonic.

“Zixi and Harmonic share the same mission to deliver ultra-high-quality, flexible video experiencesTogether we are able to provide these exciting, business critical solutions to customers throughout the world,” said John Wastcoat, SVP alliances and marketing, Zixi.

 

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