Zixi adds protocol support for AWS Elemental

The integration provides an alternative to satellite and fibre technology, allowing users to focus on content

Zixi has announced protocol support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental MediaLive and AWS Elemental MediaConnect. 

The integration of Zixi’s delivery protocol technology with AWS Elemental Live allows users to utilise the former’s technology of optimising IP networks for video, and configure outputs over unmanaged networks. Zixi’s technology uses 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.

Users also have the option to configure their outputs from AWS Elemental MediaLive to be sent to AWS MediaConnect, a transport service for live video that provides users with the “reliability and security” of satellite and fibre combined with the flexibility of IT-based networks. AWS Elemental MediaConnect combines Zixi’s video transport, stream sharing and network traffic as well as video monitoring, thus allowing users to focus on content. 

Gordon Brooks, executive chairman of Zixi, said: “The Zixi Platform delivers a mezzanine-quality broadcast solution for streaming video, which provides an alternative to traditional satellite and fibre technology, giving content creators and distributors real choice in efficient, dependable solutions. We are excited to enhance our ability through leveraging the power of AWS Elemental to enable global media businesses to easily create opportunities where content creators can leverage any IP network around the world to deliver media catering to audiences who want dependable, flexible, [and] access to content with pristine quality.”

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