What is NDI (Network Device Interface) Technology?

The following article is a fantastic resource for anyone familiarizing themselves with NewTek's NDI technology. Find out all this good info:
  • What equipment is NDI-supported
  • How much bandwidth NDI uses
  • NDI and video compression
  • NDI Compression examples
  • NDI Formats
  • How to add NDI to your network
  • and products using NDI (last updated 11/17)
From NewsandViews.daton.com

what is NDINDI™ (Network Device Interface) is a free protocol for Video over IP, developed by NewTek. It is designed to allow distribution of live professional video over existing IP infrastructure, freeing users from hardware constraints and gives the benefits of reduced cost and deployment time....


As the future of video moves towards more network based distribution solutions, NDI is a flexible and versatile solution, allowing multiple video streams on a shared connection. NDI supports high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video over standard Ethernet networks.

NDI stands for Network Device Interface and is developed by NewTek. NewTek announced NDI in 2015, and the protocol was made available for public use early 2016. In 2017, the 3rd version of the protocol was released, adding multicast support, a high efficiency mode called NDI-HX and other features.

Multicast is group communication where content is addressed to multiple destinations simultaneously and has a positive impact by reducing bandwidth use from the NDI transmitter....read more

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