NewTek came to the NAB Show 2018 riding the wave of their successful NDI (Network Device Interface) royalty-free protocol technology for video over IP that Brian Olson, vice president of product management for NewTek, said was being watched by tens of millions of people even before Microsoft incorporated it into their Skype technology. “Now, the viewer base is upwards of 300 million,” he told me in an exclusive interview, “and the NDI ecosystem story is just getting started.”
In fact, Olson said that NDI vers. 3.5 was being launched at this year’s Vegas gala, quite a step forward since its original introduction at IBC 2016, now giving it a 200% improvement in 4K performance.
‘We’ve also switched to unicast UDP (User Datagram Protocol) with FEC (Forward Error Correction) as the default network connectivity, although it will also do multicast,” Olson said. “Unicast UDP with FEC will help you with networks affected by high packet latency as in those using long distance runs.”
One of NewTek’s most significant announcements in Las Vegas empowered by NDI and its new SMPTE ST 2110 support was their LiveGraphics workflow....read more