Pixel Power, the global automation, branding and graphics innovator, has added the NewTek's NDI technology to its StreamMaster integrated playout platform.
The primary application of NDI in StreamMaster is as a means of generating and monitoring low latency proxies. These allow operators to view multiple output buses from convenient locations, either within the Pixel Power Gallium Automation user interface or via a third-party multiviewer that supports NDI. StreamMaster otherwise uses low bitrate H.264 streams for proxies, which have higher latency and require more processing to encode and decode.
StreamMaster can also use NDI as a delivery format, as part of a wider NDI architecture and can be integrated within production environments for graphics & clip playback.
James Gilbert, CEO of Pixel Power, said: "The addition of NDI support to the StreamMaster platform was completed in less than two weeks. This demonstrates the major benefit of a future-proof software defined architecture by being able to deploy new standards or features into existing deployments quickly and easily.
"Our users want to move to the most efficient architecture and operation that meets their commercial requirements. They see that IP connectivity and virtualized applications are key steps on that path, with the StreamMaster platform a natural fit. NDI is a pragmatic connectivity choice, delivering key operational benefits like low latency monitoring".
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