Zixi Makes Reliable Internet Stream Transport Product Available

Zixi announced product availability for the Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) initiative being developed from members of the Video Services Forum. The VSF is an international association comprised of service providers, users, and manufacturers dedicated to interoperability, quality metrics, and education for media networking technologies. Zixi, continuing a long history of advocating for and adopting open standards such as MPEG-DASH, MMT, SMPTE 2022-2 and 2022-7 (RTP), have called on over twelve years of experience delivering mission-critical solutions to prominent media companies, OEMs, and service providers to be major contributors to the RIST Specification.

As an emerging standard in the early recommendation phase that over time as it develops may gain traction within the customer community, Zixi has been participating and adding to the recommendation in order to guarantee future interoperability with new clients as well as the company’s 350+ existing install base around the world. Without impacting the recommendation, Zixi’s enhanced RIST combines forward error correction, retransmission and congestion avoidance in an efficient way. An addition to the Zixi Broadcaster, TR 101 Network Analytics, Content Quality Analytics, hitless failover for over 99.999 reliability, network bonding, the ubiquitous view and reporting that Zixi ZEN Master provides, and many more features from the company’s robust platform will be added.

“We have been engaging in many interoperability tests with all current members of the Video Services Forum working group,” says Uri Avni, founder and CTO, Zixi “The results are encouraging, and we will continue to support the initiative as it evolves.”

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