NewTek NDI Live IP Production WorkflowNetwork Device Interface (NDI), NewTek’s live IP production workflow is “in the hands of over a million customers”, it is claimed. This includes customers of products like Tricaster which have shipped with the essential elements of NDI for a decade.
More than 600 companies have downloaded the NDI SDK and hundreds are working with NewTek creating NDI commercial products, many of which have released NDI-compatible products since NAB 2016, NewTek say. “These products, in addition to NewTek products and other newly compatible devices from manufacturers and developers already using NewTek’s previous technology allowing IP connectivity, have put NDI into the hands of over 1,000,000 customers worldwide, making it by far the most prolific IP-based workflow in the production market,” it states. NewTek says NDI “compliments and is already integrated into other IP standards like ASPEN and SMPTE 2022 that rely on 10 Gigabit Ethernet for the high-end broadcast tier,” with NewTek and others offering tools to move data between NDI and other protocols. NewTek has also released versions of the NDI SDK that bring full NDI functionality to the OS/X and Linux operating systems. “NDI has already exceeded our wildest expectations and confirmed our belief that the industry’s transition to IP-based workflows would happen sooner than most people expected,” said Dr. Andrew Cross, president and CTO. “There is no sign of this momentum slowing down whatsoever. On the contrary, we hear stories every day about customers using NDI to save time and money doing things that simply were not possible only a few short months ago.”