Zixi Broadcaster is the central server in the Zixi video delivery platform. Running in the cloud or on a customer’s premises, Zixi Broadcaster accepts encoded video from Zixi Feeder, manages, stores and routes output to Zixi Receiver and, optionally, directly to end user devices.
Zixi Broadcaster is part of an intelligent and flexible video transport management and distribution platform specifically designed to meet the requirements of broadcasters, sports networks and video distribution service providers. Zixi Broadcaster makes it possible for content producers to integrate Internet transport into their production systems quickly and cost-effectively.
With Zixi Broadcaster, content producers realize all the benefits of Internet transport including lowered costs, increased production flexibility, and insensitivity to distance, while being guaranteed video reaches its destination in pristine quality.
- Scaling incoming streams to thousands of destinations and hundreds of output streams
- Ensures continuous uptime with clustering and load balancing capabilities
- Dynamically adjusts stream flow to adapt to changing network conditions
- Captures statistical information in real-time
- Can be remotely accessed via the web for monitoring and management.
- Communications with Zixi Feeder and Zixi Receiver possible via UDP-based, video-optimized protocols on standard IP networks (including the public Internet)
- Guaranteed delivery of video with the quality originally specified at the entry point
- Elimination of distance as a factor in production
- Ability to distribute content to multiple sites live with low latency
ZEN Master is the control plane that enables Zixi users to manage large-scale configuration, orchestration and monitoring of the Zixi Enabled Network, Zixi’s live streaming platform, devices and appliances. With ZEN Master, media organizations can extend their reach, increase production speed and dramatically reduce operational costs.
With a centralized global view of the entire Zixi Enabled Network users can:
- Centralize live stream acquisition, orchestration and distribution
- Easily onboard live linear channels and live events
- Monitor system health with infrastructure views and alerts, TR101 and Content Quality Analytics and granular stream health status and graphics
- Scale cloud infrastructure with ease and agility
- Enjoy consistent stream views between teams, departments and partners
- Secure content with user-based and stream-level management.
- Central, permission-based access to the entire Zixi Enabled Network
- Operational and administrative views
- Global monitoring of all live streaming activity across connected Zixi nodes
- Orchestration of inputs and outputs across the supply chain
- Easy connection to Amazon Web Services Auto-Scaling Clusters for immediate, automatic redundant scaling.
- Rapid troubleshooting with immediate access to logs, performance graphs and direct access to all Zixi nodes.