Appear launch Zixi video transport over IP on X platform at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

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Strengthens Appears X platform with award winning video transport over IP

Cable-Tec Expo booth 2339, New Orleans, September 30, 2019 – Appear, a leading provider of next-generation high-quality video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming, is launching Zixi input and output support on the X platform.

The Appear X platform is a dedicated solution for high speed video networking, enhanced IP security, video distribution and contribution. Designed for near limitless capacity, extensive video awareness, enhanced security, operational simplicity and exceptionally high reliability, the platform redefines video delivery.

“We see an increased demand for modular video transport solutions over IP, providing the flexibility broadcasters and operators require, whilst maintaining ease of use, power efficiency and density,” said Thomas Lind, Product Management Director, Appear. “Our partnership with Zixi allows our customers to tap into the Zixi cloud service for broadcast-quality video delivery over public IP networks, presenting a natural extension to our X platform.”

The X platform consists of a compact 1RU – X10 as well as a capacious 2RU – X20 option. They can both be fitted with a range of input, processing, and output modules that enable bridging between commonly used legacy video platforms and an all-IP infrastructure. With support for MPEG TS multiplexing, DVB scrambling/descrambling and high-density/low-latency AVC/HEVC encoding/decoding, the X platform is ideal for video processing in legacy DVB network such as cable, satellite, terrestrial and IPTV, as well as OTT. The Dual IP IO modules provide native 10G uni-directional and bi-directional port connectivity, and the software-defined hardware allows for a variety of software features to run on identical hardware modules. All modules, power supplies and fans are of course hot-swappable.

“Zixi is very excited to partner with Appear and integrate with the IP-specific X10/X20 platform which is unique in the industry,” said John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing Zixi. “The joint solution provides ultra-low-latency video networking and remote production over IP capabilities that our mutual customers are demanding so we look forward to working with Appear around the world.”

The addition of Zixi support, in combination with the recently launched L2TPv3 signaling and PTP time stamping for remote PHY deployments, loudness leveling and 8K encoding and decoding, enables the X platform to carry on solving many of the challenges facing modern broadcast network design today and tomorrow.

To find out more about Appear’s wide range of products and solutions, we encourage Cable-Tec attendees to visit the Appear booth 2339 throughout the course of the show.

About Appear:

Appear based in Oslo, Norway, is dedicated to designing and producing world class equipment and solutions for the delivery of professional video services. The company’s mission is to deliver unique products that open up new opportunities for video distribution. We work closely with our customers to ensure that we are at the forefront of technology and at the same time offer user friendly products.