London, 12th April 2022- Open Broadcast Systems and Zixi have partnered to deliver live in-vehicle racing footage over 5G for the VW FunCup at the Le Mans Circuit.
The live stream was powered by Zixi’s Software-Defined Video Platform (SDVP). The SDVP enables broadcast-quality live video workflows to be delivered at ultra-low latency, intelligently and centrally provisioned, deployed, managed and monitored using software and integrated devices regardless of the underlying network infrastructure.
Open Broadcast Systems’ small form-factor C-100 encoders were used to transmit the onboard racing car video from cars travelling at 120mph (200 km/h). With 5G modems attached to the encoders, they were able to deliver high quality video with glass-to-glass latencies of 250ms in challenging conditions over an eight-hour race. The small form-factor encoders support high-quality, low-latency contribution using low-cost commodity hardware. They are compact, making them easy to fit into tight spaces, as well as being extremely quiet.
“Working with Open Broadcast Systems has made it possible for us to together deliver exciting footage right from the driving seat,” said John Wastcoat, SVP Alliance and Marketing, Zixi. “We have received excellent feedback from the drivers, mechanics and strategists who were incredibly impressed by the quality and low latency of the live stream.”
Kieran Kunhya, Founder and CEO, Open Broadcast Systems, added: “As 5G continues to improve, it is making it possible for customers to experience broadcast quality over mobile networks. This event has proven the possibilities with our small form-factor encoders and 5G networks and we look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of what is possible.”
Open Broadcast Systems will be exhibiting at NAB on stand N2332 from 24th – 27th April and exhibiting on stand G6-26 at CABSAT from 17th – 19th May. For more information or to book a meeting, please contact email@example.com.
About Open Broadcast Systems
Open Broadcast Systems is revolutionising the provision of advanced broadcast technology, moving the industry towards a flexible, cost efficient, software-driven future. Its cutting-edge and end-to-end encoding and decoding software is accelerating the delivery of premium content over IP, improving quality at the same time as reducing costs. High quality solutions developed by Open Broadcast Systems deliver services to millions of people every day, including many major sporting and breaking news events.
Its products adapt to the pressures and challenges of the modern broadcast environment, agile solutions can be developed and installed in extremely short timeframes, without compromising on quality.
For more information, please visit https://www.obe.tv/
Zixi provides a cloud based and on-premise Software-Defined Video Platform 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 Zixi Platform 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 350+ 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. www.zixi.com