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Rascular Embraces NewTek’s NDI IP Protocol with Routemaster Lite

Rascular has announced that it is supporting NewTek’s NDI video-over-IP protocol, recognising its importance to the future of compressed video transport and has launched its first compatible product: RouteMaster Lite.

NewTek NDI is a royalty free standard which can be implemented to connect video equipment across a network. In essence, it’s a compressed IP format that allows the use of a standard Ethernet network. It is a bi-directional standard, not only enabling you to share video and audio over IP, but to send and receive multiple input and output signals between devices on your network — making a completely connected facility entirely possible.

Rascular’s first product to embrace the protocol is RouteMaster Lite, a standalone, PC-based, single licence application. This is based on Rascular’s RouteMaster technology and is designed to provide comprehensive router control for NDI sources up to maximum 20x20 router size.

Particularly applicable in the production sector, with OB units a prime example, RouteMaster Lite works in three key ways to present operators working in an NDI environment with familiar, and therefore easy-to-use, router control interfaces. 

It virtualises the NDI source and destination devices (the IP addresses) in the system making them sources and destinations on a virtual NDI router; then it allows full router source/destination control via a web panel that will be familiar to operators; and it also provides control via hardware router control panels (AJA Kumo and BlackMagic).

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