NewTek advances IP Video with NDI 3.7 at IBC 2018

Dr. Andrew Cross, President and CTO for NewTek.

NewTek has announced the availability of NDI 3.7 which includes an embedded software development kit (SDK) for manufacturers of video devices including cameras, monitors, converters, game consoles, video conferencing solutions, projectors, smart boards, and more.

Since its introduction at IBC 2015, NDI implementation has focused around software applications running on computer devices and has received massive traction, the release stated. With the NDI Embedded SDK, manufacturers of hardware devices are now able to natively implement NDI into their products to work alongside the thousands of video products that automatically detect each other and share video, audio, metadata, and more, bi-directionally across a standard Ethernet network with near zero latency. The NDI Embedded SDK extends the IP video revolution to content creators in multiple industries including broadcasting, A/V, enterprise, media, gaming, and more.

New enhancements in NDI 3.7 for end users include free tools to analyse NDI network streams and provide information about bit-rates, timing, video and audio formats and more. New developers capabilities include integrated frame-synchronization and automatic audio dynamic resampling, significant performance improvements, significantly improved network performance, next generation error correction to avoid packet loss, improved network discovery of sources, improvements to free tools, and much more.

Commenting on NDI, Dr. Andrew Cross, President and CTO for NewTek, said: “We believe the future of video is software, computers, and networks. This belief drives our vision of the future where all video devices are linked and able to share content in real time across a network. NDI is the realisation of this vision and the NDI Embedded SDK extends its reach into new areas allowing all manufacturers to participate and provide the significant benefits of NDI for customers who want IP video.”

The NDI Embedded SDK is based on technology developed for the recently launched NewTek Connect Spark Pro device that converts 4K video signals from HDMI to NDI for use over a standard gigabit network. NewTek is making this technology available to other companies who wish to have this capability.