Appear TV Adds Zixi Cloud Processing For Transport Over IP

Appear TV has partnered with compression specialists Zixi to add Zixi’s cloud-based services to Appear TV’s X platform, used for high-speed video networking, enhanced IP security, video distribution and contribution. The joint solution provides customers with ultra-low-latency video networking and remote production over IP capabilities.

Thomas Lind, product management director, Appear TV, said they are seeing an increased demand for modular video transport solutions over IP that offer flexibility while maintaining ease of use, power efficiency and density. The partnership with Zixi allows customers to tap into the Zixi cloud service for broadcast-quality video delivery over public IP networks. 

The X platform consists of a 1RU (X10) or 2RU (X20) chassis that is equipped with a range of input, processing and output modules that enable bridging between commonly used legacy video platforms and an all-IP infrastructure. With support for MPEG TS multiplexing, DVB scrambling/descrambling and high-density/low-latency AVC/HEVC encoding/decoding, the X platform is ideal for video processing in legacy DVB network such as cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV, as well as OTT. The dual IP IO modules provide native 10G uni- and bi-directional port connectivity, and the software-defined hardware allows for a variety of software features to run on identical hardware modules. All modules, power supplies and fans are of course hot-swappable.

The addition of Zixi support, in combination with the recently launched L2TPv3 signaling and PTP time stamping for remote PHY deployments, loudness leveling and 8K encoding and decoding, enables the X platform to carry on solving many of the challenges facing modern broadcast network design today and tomorrow.  Appear TV said the X platform seeks to redefine video delivery with near limitless capacity, extensive video awareness, enhanced security, operational simplicity and high reliability.

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