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Solutions for Media

Media is one of the industries with highest demands for maximum speed data transfer, also on large distances: broadcasters like to access world's most recent news almost instantly. Movie production is inherently distributed, especially because of experts working all over the globe. Moreover high-resolution footage in large scale media archives needs to be delivered and acquired.

Success Stories


ARD Broadcasters Harmonize and Accelerate File Transfer with TIXEL

Germany’s largest public broadcast organization ARD, including their regional broadcasting stations, as well as the international branch DW (Deutsche Welle) implemented their new file exchange system "MFT 2.0" using TIXEL’s high-speed file transfer solutions.

With TIXstream MFT now all kinds of media assets can be exchanged between the facilities – including the 10 ARD headquarters, arte, DW, a number of regional subsidiary sites, as well as partner companies – while fully utilizing ARD’s multi-gigabit network infrastructure. Moving Terabytes of data per day, TIXEL’s integrated high-speed transfer engine thereby significantly reduces transfer times, to cope with tight schedules in today’s broadcast business.

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Related products: TIXstream MFT/FX.


TIXEL High-Speed DPX Transfer with PIXSPAN Lossless Compression

TIXEL and Pixspan have developed a new software offering that combines the most efficient lossless image compression with the most efficient WAN file transfer technology. The upcoming release of TIXstream file transfer software will be available with integrated support for lossless image compression.

Sequences of DPX, CINEON, OpenEXR, TIFF, ARRIRAW, Canon Raw, DICOM, and GeoTIFF images are compressed for transfer resulting in 2 to 5 times less network traffic volume and thus up to 2 to 5 times faster transfers. On the receiving system images are uncompressed on-the fly for a 100% identical copy of the original content.

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Integrated in TIXstream MFT Ultimate.


Central Media Archives with High-Speed File-Transfer

The IVZ as a service provider for German public broadcaster ARD is currently connecting studios to a central distributed archive located in Berlin and Leipzig. This requires implementation of high-speed remote access to archive content for the individual studios as well as efficient data exchange inside the redundant distributed archive system.

Read more (Press Release).

Technical Paper (German): Zentrale Medienarchive mit Highspeed-Filetransfer in German's FKT Journal 09/2014.


Accelerated File Transfer via Satellite

Popular tools for file transfer like FTP are not tailored for use on high latency links like satellite connections. Transfer rates dramatically decrease and only a fraction of the cost-intensive link can be used.

TIXway is a unique semi-transparent FTP acceleration software that fully exploits high latency link capacity providing your well established transfer environment with maximum speed, reliability, and security.

German Broadcaster SWR: "Now we can achieve transfer rates close to our theoretical maximum speed."

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Remote Archives and Synchronization: TIXway accelerates rsync and TSM

TIXEL's high speed data transfer solutions for Wide Area Networks cover scenarios far beyond pure file transfer. Because of its roots in streaming large uncompressed image sequences TIXEL's software transfer engine is also capable to accelerate arbitrary data streams – virtually in real-time.

TIXway Universal is the key enabler for efficient operation of a wide variety of data-intensive TCP-based applications in WANs. TIXway boosts transfer performance especially on links with typical impairments like packet loss, jitter, and high latency. Multiple Gigabits per second can be achieved on standard IP networks.

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Sports Reporting. Accelerated. Faster FTP as-a-Service

When sending files from Brazil back home a Swiss broadcaster experienced poor data rates.

Instantly set up, TIXway-as-a-Service provides 2.5 faster transfers – without any software installation at the cutter's laptop or at the broadcast center's file server.

TV News and Sports contribution is always time-critical. Content has to arrive in the broadcast center as fast as possible. However file transfer may take unnecessarily long – especially when long distance networks are involved.

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Use Cases


Modular turn-key solution for asset exchange between TV studios as well as on the internet. Interfaces for multi-vendor 3rd party integration. Used by one of the largest broadcaster worldwide.

TIXstream MFT/FX | TIXstream MFT/FX

Nomadic Use

Facilitate your contribution process – collect media files at the touch of your fingertips with TIXstream FX.

Sports Reporting. Accelerated. | TIXway-as-a-Service

TIXstream FX, TIXway

Central Storage

Access your Las Vegas' storage from New York City: distributed file systems over long distances.

TIXway Remote File Systems | TIXway Universal

Remote Production

Exchange your files with maximum throughput – wherever they are now. Time-critical workflows enabled by TIXstream.

DPX Transfer with PIXSPAN Lossless Compression | TIXstream

FTP Workflow Optimization: Global FTP Acceleration for Paradigm | TIXway, TIXway-as-a-Service

Global Contribution

Provide a shortcut directly to your FTP server. TIXway-as-a-Service enables most efficient global file exchange for distributed work groups and B2B.

Sports Reporting. Accelerated. | TIXway-as-a-Service

TIXstream FX

Content Distribution

Easily share and market your assets world-wide – boosted by TIXEL's acceleration.

FTP Workflow Optimization: Global FTP Acceleration for Paradigm | TIXway, TIXway-as-a-Service

TIXstream FX

Distributed Archives

Connect remote facilities just as if they were in your local data center. Accelerate various TCP-based applications in wide area use.

Distributed Archive over TSM at IVZ | TIXway Universal

Remote Backup

Archive your assets at a safe location of your choice. Store and recover data at maximum speed.

Large Scale Media Archives | TIXway Universal