Zixi Partners with JVC to Revolutionize ENG Camera Capabilities

JVC GY-HM650 ProHD News Camera Now Includes Integrated Zixi Video Delivery Capabilities

At the IBC 2013 Zixi™ LLC announced a new partnership with JVC Americas Corp that lights the way to a new, mobile, highly-integrated, IP-network based future for professional video cameras. The partnership will focus on rapidly integrating cloud-based networking features into JVC ProHD cameras.

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Zixi and JVC believe it is inevitable that functionality that has until now required separate devices will be integrated into a new generation of mobile professional cameras. The first results of the new partnership can be seen in JVC’s wireless-ready GY-HM650 ProHD mobile news camera.

JVC GY-HM650

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Previously, ENG crews and professional videographers had to integrate various devices like encoders, wireless setups and video transport devices at the shoot in the field. Now that Zixi and JVC have tightly integrated Zixi into the GY-HM650, videographers may simply connect the camera to the Internet at the location and transport high-quality video to its destination using Zixi’s video transport system. Zixi makes it possible to deliver pristine video over the public Internet or private IP networks without worrying about distance, packet loss or quality problems.

“With Zixi built into JVC’s flagship GY-HM650 ENG camcorder, we offer robust video transport solutions, including video switching and transcoding in the cloud, adaptive bit rates and advanced error correction,” said Edgar Shane, general manager, engineering, JVC Professional Products, a division of JVC Americas Corp. “Zixi’s delivery engine dramatically improves quality of HD video streams under difficult network conditions and provides reliable delivery via a single 4G LTE modem connected to the camera without requiring any additional equipment.

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The GY-HM650 can also be used with Zixi’s newly announced cloud delivery service, Zixi Ramp. When using Zixi Ramp in the cloud, configuration of the GY-HM650 to deliver flawless video over the Internet is as simple as entering a single IP address. Zixi Ramp permits the GY-HM650 to be used in many additional applications, including live, direct-to-website broadcasts.

“We welcome JVC, a world leader in the professional camera market, as a partner,” said Israel Drori, president and co-founder, Zixi LLC. “This partnership will revolutionize and re-define the term ‘live camera.’ By eliminating the need for additional special equipment and networks, the Zixi-enabled GY-HM650 opens up new market opportunities never before possible.

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About JVC Professional Products Company
Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company is a division of JVC Americas Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of JVC Kenwood Corporation. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of broadcast and professional video and audio equipment, D-ILA front projection systems, and Super LoLux HD video security products.

About Zixi
Zixi is revolutionizing the ingest, transport and delivery of studio-quality video on the Internet. By enabling broadcast news, live sports, service providers, enterprises and video equipment manufacturers to use unmanaged IP networks like the Internet 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 unique three-point architecture eliminates the problems in transporting video that are inherent in 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 NASDAQ OMX, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Stryker and News Corp. Zixi is privately held and based in Waltham, MA.

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