Teradek LLC (www.teradek.com) and Zixi LLC (www.zixi.com) announced today that new firmware is available for Teradek’s Cube encoders and decoders that substantially increases throughput when using Zixi. Starting with firmware version 6.2.4, current and new Cube users will be able use Zixi to stream at up to 8 Mbits/second when streaming to Zixi Broadcaster and up to 4.5 Mbits/second when streaming directly to a Cube decoder when using Cube’s built-in Ethernet port. In addition, users may now take advantage of Cube’s LCD screen for monitoring Cube connectivity and Cube’s USB port for connectivity while streaming with Zixi.
Studio-quality Internet streaming on the go
Compact and lightweight, Teradek Cube is the smallest and most durable camera-top HD encoder on the market. Built like a tank, Cube offers high-profile H.264 compression; a lithium-ion battery and flexible inputs and outputs, including HD-DSI and HDMI and an OLED display.
Zixi streaming brings guaranteed quality-of-service for studio-quality video streaming between a Cube encoder and decoder pair or between a Cube encoder and Zixi Broadcaster. Zixi Broadcaster, available as a cloud service, is a unified video streaming hub for professional contribution and distribution. Zixi Broadcaster supports content delivery network (CDN) ingest, live or on-demand streaming to computers, mobile devices and set-top boxes (STBs) for IPTV or over-the-top (OTT) applications.
Availability, and pricing
Teradek Cube firmware 6.2.4 is available today at www.teradek.com/pages/downloads. Current Cube users can download the update for free. Cubes ordered after today will have the new firmware pre-installed.
A perpetual license to enable Zixi on a single Cube encoder/decoder pair is $1000. Streaming to Zixi Broadcaster for ingest and multi-point distribution begins at $130 per megabit per month. Purchase Zixi licenses for Cube at www.teradek.com. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for Zixi Broadcaster streaming.
“We are excited by the significant performance improvements we can now offer Cube users who are demanding Zixi streaming,” said Michael Gailing, director of marketing, Teradek LLC. “Increasingly, professionals need a level of reliability, quality and flexibility that only Zixi can deliver. When the content needs to be delivered without compromise, Cube and Zixi make a terrific combination.”
Zixi (www.zixi.com) is revolutionizing the ingest, transport and delivery of studio-quality video on the Internet. By enabling broadcasters, streaming media companies, enterprises and video equipment manufacturers to use unmanaged IP networks for their content, Zixi redefines the cost of acquiring and distributing video. Zixi enables new business models and promotes the creation of new services while delivering extraordinary quality and flexibility. Zixi’s patented technology eliminates the problems inherent in unmanaged IP networks and delivers video of unprecedented quality with no stutter, packet loss or frame-freeze regardless of network conditions. Customers using Zixi to enhance their users’ experiences include Thompson Reuters, XOS Digital, Stryker and News Corp. Zixi is privately held and based in Waltham, MA.
Teradek creates versatile encoders and accompanying transmission systems for live HD video broadcasting over WiFi, Ethernet and 3G/4G networks. Teradek products have been utilized by video professionals in cinema, broadcast news, professional sports, government and higher education. All Teradek products are designed and manufactured in Southern California and are distributed worldwide. For more information, visit www.teradek.com