Harmonic Integrates Zixi

Zixi is now embedded in the Harmonic VOS 360 Live Streaming Platform for improved security and delivery.

Zixi recently announced the integration of Zixi into Harmonic’s cloud based VOS 360 Live Streaming Platform, the company’s fully managed offering for delivering and monetizing live streaming services with exceptional quality from source to screen.

Harmonic's VOS 360 enables media companies and service providers to deliver ultra-high-quality video streaming and broadcast services to consumers globally. A SaaS offering running off a global public cloud infrastructure, Harmonic’s VOS 360 platform helps content creators and service providers launch revenue-generating, broadcast-quality channels quickly.

To secure the content in transit throughout its delivery chain, the VOS 360 cloud infrastructure features the integrated Zixi SDVP that can receive live video from Harmonic CloudLink, 3rd party devices and software with embedded Zixi, as well as from customers with deployed Zixi Broadcasters. With this joint solution, powerful end-to-end workflows can be seamlessly and efficiently 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 immediately deliver to the viewer’s device.

Harmonic’s integration of Zixi into the VOS 360 Live Streaming Platform allows content contributors and distributors to easily and reliably 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 has the lowest latency in the industry with reliable sub-second worldwide delivery fully supported by the Zixi SDVP. The resilient 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 synchronized across devices, network locations, and conditions so that content providers can deliver video in real-time to end users with the utmost confidence.

“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, Senior Vice President, 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.”

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

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