I haven't seen any mention of Zixi or the Zixi operating system (ZVOS) in connection with any other media player. And the press release states this is the first implementation (not sure if it is exclusive to Netgear).
AMSTERDAM, SAN JOSE, Calif. & BOSTON --(Business Wire)--
NETGEAR Inc., the world's leading provider of technologically innovative branded networking solutions for homes, businesses and service providers, and Zixi LLC., a leading HD Over The Top delivery platform technology provider, will unveil the combined solution of a NETGEAR NeoTV 550 Ultimate HD Media Player (NTV550) using the Zixi Video Operating System (ZVOS) to deliver live and VOD full HD TV over the Internet, today at the IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) conference. This marks the first time ZVOS is enabled on an off-the-shelf and high-performance HD media player, the NETGEAR NeoTV 550, recently announced and available worldwide in retail and ecommerce consumer channels in the fall of 2010. Live, full HD TV broadcasts over the Internet will be demonstrated using the NETGEAR NeoTV 550 at Zixi's booth at IBC (Hall 9, M161).
The NETGEAR NeoTV 550, an HD-capable home media player powered by the Zixi platform, provides full HD streams end-to-end from broadcast and VOD servers on the Internet to the HDTV. Rooted at the heart of Zixi's platform is a Patent Protected and field proven technology for real-time video and audio synchronization. This allows the synchronization of multiple video and audio inputs during broadcasting. In turn this enables Zixi to integrate live video feeds to and from different geographic locations in the world and provide a real time Interactive TV experience to Studios, TVs, PCs , Macs and mobile device such as iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and Android devices, thereby making the Zixi platforms the first, end-to-end, Broadbandand OTT HDTV broadcasting solution. NTV550 customers will now receive streaming HD Internet content with perfect quality, no buffering, no stuttering and no pausing, as a result of the partnership.
"Zixi is pleased to announce our strategic partnership with NETGEAR, the world leader in home networking and connected entertainment," said Israel Drori, CEO and Founder of Zixi. "Users no longer have to deal with transcoders or encoders in order to experience full HD over the Internet; with the ZVOS enabled NETGEAR NeoTV 550, consumers now have a complete global solution for streaming real-time HD video over the Internet. Zixi's partnership with NETGEAR gives customers a reliable, easy-to-use device and platform to experience full, real-time HD streaming over the Internet."
"Despite the explosive consumer demand for both HD content and video consumption over the public Internet, the problem of streaming videos consistently in HD quality over-the-top to the HD TV has remained unsolved," said Vivek Pathela, VP & GM of Home/Consumer Products at NETGEAR. "We are pleased to collaborate with Zixi to deliver the perfect HD OTT platform for broadcast content providers around the globe."
The NETGEAR NeoTV550 with Internet media channels enabled and with the Zixi full HD OTT experience will be available at retail and ecommerce shops worldwide.