Booth SL5817 NewTek is highlighting its Network Device Interface (NDI) that allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit and receive many streams of high-quality, low-latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time.

The bidirectional standard can operate over a GigE local area network and is resolution- and frame-rate independent, supporting 4K along with 16 channels of floating-point audio. The protocol also includes tools that implement video access grouping, bidirection metadata, tally support and IP commands.

NDI is available as a royalty- free software development kit for anyone wanting to enable IP workflows in their facilities, or in production devices and systems they manufacture. It is backwards-compatible with a number of devices already using NewTek’s previous technology allowing IP connectivity between devices.