Soliton Systems, a manufacturer of broadcast technology, now supports software-driven IP workflows using NewTek NDI.
Soliton Systems, which is headquartered in Japan, has integrate NDI as part of its mobile live streaming for outside broadcast. This allows the live stream to be recognisable as a source by other NDI-enabled applications and devices that are connected to a standard Ethernet local area network. The development also means that Soliton Systems has joined the broadcast industry’s largest IP ecosystem of products and companies enabling IP-based customer workflows.
Software-driven IP workflows are fast becoming ubiquitous in video production, according to Michael Kornet, executive vice president of business development at NewTek. “NDI-enabled devices like the Smart-telecaster products for mobile live streaming, exponentially increases the video sources available for live production and thus creates efficiencies and opportunities for customers that did not previously exist. NDI is the most widely adopted IP technology on the market, epitomised by the millions of customers with access to it today.”
Many broadcasters are now migrating from older baseband technologies to IP, and cloud solutions, with inter-operability and commoditising of products seen as distinct advantage.
Mark Andrews, head of broadcast for Soliton Systems Europe, added: “Mobile cameras for outside broadcast are not typically networked attached and still rely on traditional baseband technology such as HDMI or HD-SDI. By adopting NDI from NewTek on our receiving platform, we are allowing outside broadcasters to take advantage of IP workflows without the need to change their mobile camera infrastructure.”
The NDI SDK is royalty free for any company looking to establish IP workflows within their organisation, or in commercial products and applications they deliver.
At IBC, Soliton displayed the benefits of NDI with NewTek’s TriCaster multi-camera video production system alongside its Smart-telecaster and cloud solutions.