Press Release: Cerberus integrates Zixi to offer a fully interoperable IP switching tool

by | Jul 21, 2021 | Press Release

Cerberus Tech Ltd, 21st July 2021, Southampton, UK – Cerberus Tech Ltd has announced that IO, its software based live IP video switching platform, has successfully integrated Zixi’s Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP).

IO is a point-to-point, or point-to-multipoint, broadcast delivery application built using the power of docker. Through a simple and intuitive user interface, IO enables automatic switching between open video transport stream protocols, including the Zixi protocol as well as RTP, RIST, SRT, RTMP and HLS. 

IO can be used for either sending or receiving, or can sit in the middle as a broadcasting device, acting as a central hub for distribution of content. It can be used to bring in feeds in any supported format and convert between them for delivery direct to channel partners, broadcasters, CDNs, OTT, as well as global head ends.

Leading media organizations rely on the Zixi protocol for transport as it is congestion and network-aware and dynamically adjusts to varying network conditions, employing patented forward error correction techniques for error-free video delivery with up to 30% bandwidth efficiency. Using the Zixi protocol users can deliver content directly and securely to partner services supporting any format, i.e. Remote Production, Channel Partners, Broadcasters, CDN’s as well as global head ends. 

With this joint solution, customers can adapt flexibly and cost effectively to changing technology developments, take advantage of emerging protocols & standards, scale channel deliveries and make IP technology work for their businesses.

Compatible with any other device using the same standards allowing interoperability and giving greater flexibility, IO can be installed as a container on hardware, virtual machine or cloud, as well as behind the protection of organisational firewalls.

On the integration of Zixi, Chris Clarke, CEO, Cerberus Tech, commented, “Cerberus Tech has been a partner, reseller and customer of Zixi’s for 7 years and we use its technology across all of our services. It was always our goal to integrate its technology into IO and we are pleased to have achieved this now.  IO can now be used to contribute to, or accept feeds from, the wider Zixi ecosystem and we look forward to helping more of our customers move seamlessly into an IP based future.”

 “Zixi has spent over 14 years perfecting live broadcast quality delivery over IP at scale, a task which has only increased in complexity,” said John Wastcoat, SVP Strategic Alliances, Zixi. “With the integration into Cerberus IO, customers can easily enable Zixi for superior live video contribution or distribution over any IP network with the SDVP that offers resiliency, reliability and ultimate flexibility.” 

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About Cerberus Tech

Cerberus Tech Ltd operates a truly global IP video delivery network, leveraging the very latest in technology to deliver content anywhere in the world. For ‘always on’ managed services, Network 1 is their proven platform for primary distribution and customers, from public service broadcasters to global media giants, are increasingly utilising their global connectivity to transport linear video content. For live content and occasional use, Livelink is the ideal IP cloud teleport solution for moving content from source to destination without reliance on expensive, traditional, satellite and fibre infrastructure.

IO is its point to point, or point to multipoint, broadcast delivery software tool developed using the power of docker and utilising industry-standard IP delivery methods for secure, reliable, open delivery including RIST and SRT. Whether it is the transmission of live sports, events or 24/7 managed services, Cerberus Tech’s vast expertise and commitment to cost-effective, reliable and future-proof solutions means that customers are in safe hands.

About Zixi

Zixi provides a cloud based and on-premises Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP) that enables reliable broadcast-quality video delivery over any IP network, any protocol, any cloud provider and any edge device. The company offers technologies for broadcasters, enterprises, over-the-top video providers, and mobile service providers around the world. The SDVP makes it easy and economical for media companies to source, manage, localize, and distribute live events and 24/7 live linear channels in broadcast QoS, securely and at scale, using any form of IP network or Hybrid IP environments.

Zixi provides enhanced control in large complex networks with ZEN Master, a live video orchestration and telemetry control plane that provides visual tools to configure, orchestrate, and monitor live broadcast channels and events across industry protocols. Over 10+ years, the Zixi Enabled Network (ZEN) has grown to over 300 OEM and service providers and serves well over 700 customers representing most of the top media brands around the world with 20,000+ channels delivered daily.

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