Partnership between Zixi and XL8

Zixi has announced its partnership with XL8 that has integrated Zixi into their LiveSubs translation engine to create real time subtitles powered by its proprietary state-of-the-art AI technology.

LiveSubs allows customers to take their Zixi stream and generate live subtitled languages on the fly, from the source language into over 70 global language pairs.

XL8 takes AI-powered machine translation, specially optimized for media content and its technology allows significantly more efficient workflows by providing in-line editing, automated media transcription with time coding, automated subtitling, synthesized voice dubbing, real-time meeting interpretation including a soon to be released Zoom app, and live subtitling.

The LiveSubs Zixi integration means that no additional conversion point is required, and streams can be ingested in real time in order to take advantage of XL8’s AI-trained engine.  This is essential to the subtitle application as low latency is one of the key requirements. Leveraging the bandwidth efficiency and reliable delivery included with the integration, users can offer subtitling services to a wider global audience. Customers using XL8’s LiveSubs can accept as well as broadcast streams from Zixi enabled live sources and to Zixi Broadcaster target destinations allowing users to deliver streams at ultra-low latencies with greater bandwidth efficiencies, safely and securely over the internet with dynamic FEC and ARQ combining to ensure smooth delivery over lossy networks.

With integrated Zixi protocol support, XL8 customers have access to the industry leading performance, efficiency, security and reliability that the Zixi SDVP enables. XL8’s media processing engine connects to Zixi Broadcasters, leveraging the market leading Zixi protocol, unlocking valuable features that operations have native access to, including market leading network efficiency.  The Zixi protocol delivers error-free video, compresses null packets, typical in broadcast streams, and is also video aware removing repetitive packets resulting in 30% to 50% lower bandwidth requirements on the network pipe, including a similar reduction in egress costs.

“Zixi is the market leader for the delivery of live IP video,” said Janice Pearson, SVP Sales & Strategy, XL8. “With this integration, our joint customers are able to further monetize their content with highly accurate subtitles and translations for global audiences.”

“Zixi’s reliability, reach and global footprint help our customers and partners provide a better quality of service to subscribers and reach a global audience,” said John Wastcoat, SVP Alliances and Marketing, Zixi. “This partnership with XL8 is a great example of how the Zixi Enabled Network connects the world of media.”

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