Brainstorm announces integration with NewTek IP ecosystem

Brainstorm Multimedia, a real-time graphics and 3D company, announced it will support NewTek’s Network Device Interface (NDI), a software-driven IP workflow.

“Software-driven IP workflows are quickly becoming ubiquitous in video production,” said Michael Kornet of NewTek. “NDI-enabled devices like Infinity Set exponentially increase the video sources available for live production creating efficiencies and opportunities for customers that did not previously exist. NDI is the most widely adopted IP technology on the market, epitomized by the millions of customers with access to it today.”

NDI is currently the largest IP ecosystem of products for broadcast, with Brainstorm bringing its Infinity Set family of products to the standard.

“With the introduction of NDI, Newtek provides a simple, robust and flexible interface that clearly simplifies the delivery of video signals. NDI-enabled Infinity Set operators will take advantage of its ability to decide the quantity of the feeds and select those required, further optimizing their IP-based broadcast workflows especially in real-time virtual studio environments,” said Héctor Viguer, Brainstorm’s COO and engineering director.

At IBC 2016, NewTek and Brainstorm will demonstrate IP interoperability between NDI-enabled applications and devices located at NewTek’s booth 7.K11 and Brainstorm’s booth 7.C12 using the RAI’s standard Ethernet infrastructure.

Infinity Set installations typically involve a number of input signals, each with their individual SDI cables delivered to the render engine, notes a Brainstorm release. With NewTek’s NDI all that is required is just a network switcher and a single cable.

Brainstorm will also support additional features in NDI when the updated software development kit (SDK) becomes available in Q4 2016.