AJA Rolls Out BRIDGE NDI 3G v1.5 with NDI® 5 Support

AJA Video Systems released a new v1.5 update for BRIDGE NDI 3G, which brings new NDI® 5 support and a host of performance enhancements to AJA’s high-performance gateway appliance for high-density conversion to/from SDI and NewTek’s NDI® video over IP protocol. Feature enhancements include discovery server compatibility, new low-latency settings for time critical workflows, timecode support, expanded system time options, and dynamic connection bandwidth sensing for remote management. 

BRIDGE NDI 3G features dual 10GigE onboard NICs for NDI I/O and remote control over the web, as well as high-density 3G-SDI connections for up to 16 channels of SDI I/O – providing up to four channels of 4K or 16 channels of HD, or a mixture of HD and 4K NDI encodes/decodes in a compact form-factor. BRIDGE NDI 3G v1.5 expands support for NDI 5, the newest version of NewTek’s widely adopted IP protocol that simplifies sharing live, high-quality, low-latency video with any device in any location worldwide. For large scale or growing NDI infrastructures, BRIDGE NDI 3G v1.5 also introduces discovery server support, helping teams maintain performance of NDI devices for production environments with hundreds of NDI sources on a network.

To simplify integration of SDI sources into NDI workflows – where timecode is not widely supported – BRIDGE NDI 3G v1.5 adds new timecode capabilities, enabling VITC, LTC, or TOD to be assigned for SDI/NDI conversions. Expanded time controls further enable local time zones to be displayed for online systems and custom times be used for offline systems. For seamless remote management over public internet or unpredictable networks, BRIDGE NDI 3G v1.5 adds dynamic bandwidth sensing, which automatically adjusts to bandwidth fluctuations to ensure uninterrupted remote access and control. Additionally, new low-latency settings allow users to fine tune production environments, maintain high-quality video feeds, and support time critical workflows, where network conditions allow.

“We developed BRIDGE NDI 3G to help facilities leverage existing baseband SDI infrastructure while taking advantage of IP workflows, and the latest BRIDGE NDI 3G update further bolsters SDI/NDI conversion capabilities to support the highest quality video feeds and manage the most demanding productions,” shared Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. “BRIDGE NDI 3G v1.5 further helps customers make the most of their existing SDI infrastructure, while also allowing them to reap the benefits of high-end, low-latency IP video.”

Pricing and Availability
BRIDGE NDI 3G v1.5 is now available as a free download from AJA’s website. BRIDGE NDI 3G is available through AJA’s worldwide reseller network for $12,999 US MSRP. For more information, visit: www.aja.com/products/bridge-ndi-3g.

BRIDGE NDI 3G is a 1RU gateway offering high density conversion from 3G-SDI to NDI, and NDI to 3G-SDI for both multi-channel HD and 4K/UltraHD. Designed to drop into any existing NDI or SDI workflow as a plug and play appliance, BRIDGE NDI 3G brings immense conversion power and flexibility, fully controllable remotely for AV use, security and surveillance, broadcast, eSports, entertainment venues and a wide range of other facilities needing high quality, efficient NDI encode and decode. www.aja.com/products/bridge-ndi-3g


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