SSIMWAVE integrates Zixi
April 20, 2022
Zixi, an industry player for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over any IP network, has announced an integration and partnership with SSIMWAVE, who have integrated the Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP) into SSIMPLUS Live Monitor, a live video quality assurance tool for perceptual video metrics. Joint customers can now measure and trace the viewer experience of Zixi delivery with a highly accurate objective quality metric that replicates the human visual system, guarding against the degradation of video quality across the network.
SSIMPLUS Live Monitor is a unified end-to-end Video Experience Automation platform that assesses and alerts on perceptual video quality in an automated fashion, ensuring users a consistent viewer experience and decreased operational costs. Live Monitor provides a complete solution for monitoring and alerting on viewer experience impacting issues, such as block corruption and lip sync, across thousands of channels around the clock. The software solution provides a very flexible search engine that allows customers to identify, localise, triage, and root issues with minimal effort for any device, network, and stage across a content delivery chain.
The SDVP’s Zixi protocol is a resilient congestion and network-aware protocol that adjusts to varying network conditions and employs patented, dynamic Forward Error Correction techniques for error-free video transport over IP with 99.9999 per cent uptime at minimal latency. It provides best-in-class security with DTLS and AES encryption, allows for protected multicast transport, provides bandwidth efficiency, and enables encoder backpressure. The Zixi ZEN Master control plane is also integrated to enable users to manage large-scale configurations and orchestrate, analyse, monitor, and report on live video streams and devices across, and the Zixi Enabled Network of customers, integrated hardware and software applications, platforms and service providers standardised on Zixi. As part of ZEN Master, Zixi’s Intelligent Data Platform aggregates 3 billion data points a day from across the Zixi Enabled Network and uses advanced analytics, machine learning, and Zixi’s unique video telemetry data to provide alerts based on patterns and insights that help media companies streamline broadcast operations by focusing their resources to fix errors before they occur and reduce costs from root cause analysis.
With native Zixi support, SSIMPLUS Live Monitor can now be leveraged to generate real-time perceptual video quality performance data for SDVP cloud contribution and distribution feeds, guaranteed reliability with hitless failover to maximise video experience and automated decision with ZEN Master. The SDVP delivers broadcast quality video to and from on-prem and cloud platforms, detailed Quality Assurance of Zixi sources, tracing the video experience across multiple workflows and networks.
“We are proud to welcome SSIMWAVE to the Zixi Enabled Network of partners that have integrated and standardised on the SDVP,” said John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing, Zixi. “We have a common mission to make complex deployments simple to consume and manage, and this partnership does that for our customers.”
“Zixi is a leader for IP video delivery in the broadcast community and is asked for by the industry’s biggest customers,” said Carlos Hernandez, Chief Revenue Officer, SSIMWAVE. “This integration gives those big brands the ultra-low latency, guarantee of viewer experience, and the end-to-end management of the workflow they demand.”