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Zixi’s zippy ZEC unlocking the full benefits of SDVP

Zixi, which enables cost-efficient and highly scalable live broadcast-quality video over any IP network or protocol, has released Zixi Edge Compute (ZEC) that brings high performance connectivity to the network edge, unlocking the full benefits of the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP).

Designed to meet the rapidly evolving needs of live video distribution and supporting diverse delivery workflows with higher performance and greater uptime, ZEC is an edge video streaming system that is installed on-premises as a Zixi endpoint, replacing legacy Zixi Feeder and Zixi Receiver software.

ZEC is installed on infrastructure at the network edge, facilitating a high-performance connection to Zixi Broadcaster, managing connections in and out.  With ZEC, all sources and target destinations are connected with Zixi Protocol, continuously and dynamically optimising video delivery to achieve ultra-low latency, reliability and security.

According to Zixi, ZEC is more compute efficient than any alternative market solution and provides an average 50% reduction in transport stream egress costs.

The next-generation ZEC software offers a robust feature set and can be configured to function as a Zixi Feeder for contribution, as a Zixi Receiver for distribution, or as both a feeder and receiver. Additional local protocol support is available for workflows where users might otherwise use HLS, RTMP or RTSP, to contribute from the local network over the public internet to the cloud.

Tim Baldwin, Zixi’s Vice-President of Products, said, “Zixi continues to innovate the delivery of live video and support many more diverse workflows with higher performance and greater uptime.

“The release of ZEC provides our worldwide, market leading customers and partners the ability to deliver cutting edge, broadcast-quality live video deployments and new business models at reduced cost.”

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