Benefits of Fazzt on Terrestrial Networks for Digital Cinema

Key benefits:

  • Provides support for various delivery networks and protocols
  • Includes central content management of DCPs, live events, signage, etc.
  • Stays on roadmap with DCDC.
  • Provides support for large DCPs
  • Patented error recovery and validation
  • Solution is scalable built-in redundancy

Terrestrial Delivery Support:

  • Allows multicast over MPLS networks with patented Fazzt FEC®
  • Offers multiple unicast protocols
  • Includes patented Blazeband for accelerated UDP delivery over IP networks
  • Support for UDP with Fazzt FEC® over dedicated links
  • Support for TCP push and pull models
  • Protocols can be configured for each receive site

Other Benefits and Capabilities:

  • Scheduling and Prioritization – DCP delivery can be scheduled at any time with pause-and-resume functionality.
  • Bandwidth Management – Bandwidth can be managed among DCPs and other data such as live events on the same broadband connection.
  • Simultaneous Multicast and Unicast Delivery – Our reliable headend solution is designed for simultaneous multicast and unicast delivery along with an automatic failover to unicast capability in the event the multicast fails.
  • Uniform Management – Multicast and unicast transmissions are managed with any combination of satellite and terrestrial delivery from one central location with our content management system (CMS).
  • Split/Join Capability
    • Provides the capacity to split large file data across multiple broadband lines, to greatly increase data delivery speed and provide redundancy. Received data is automatically joined into original content upon reception, before decoding.
    • Multiple links are combined together seamlessly so the aggregate bandwidth can be used as a single very large transmission pipe.
  • Fazzt Split Package Processing
    • Offers capacity to chunk large files into smaller delivery packages each protected with Fazzt FEC and reassembled on reception.
  • High-performance Customizable Fazzt FEC
    • Uses Fazzt FEC to efficiently repair data lost in transmission. Works for both streams and live events.
  • Encryption
    • Solution to encrypt files and streaming content
    • Supports BISS and AES (among others)
  • Fazzt Enterprise Server
    • Server can be run on multiple nodes (computers) for load sharing and redundancy
    • Offers seamless transition of transmissions from primary to disaster recovery locations across satellite and terrestrial solutions.
  • DCP Ingestion on Server
    • Automatically identifies and copies DCP’s from mounted drive
    • Validates and packages DCP’s on ingest prior to transmission
  • Client reception
    • Rebuilds missing packets
    • Unpackages and validates DCP’s
    • Shows progress monitoring of transmission job and status reporting
  • CinemaPro Content Management
    • Receives commands from central location to manage content
    • Commands are addressed to any group of sites
    • Offers command scheduling and management for specific content
  • Live Video Playback
    • Allows live video protection with Fazzt FEC
    • Offers optional recording of live video for later playbacks
    • Supports time shifting and jumping in recorded video
    • Support for advertisement splicing in CinemaPro or central location
    • Supports decoding of live video with option decoder card