NewBay and NewTek Collaborate to Bring NDI Central Live from NAB, to Explore the Game-Changing Impact of IP Video Production

13 April 2017

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— NDI Central events include showcase of nine premiere NDI developers and dedicated live stream looking at the versatile uses of NDI —

San Antonio, TX, April 13, 2017—Today, NewBay and NewTek, Inc. announced the NDI® Central experience at NAB 2017, available to both show attendees and viewers around the world. NDI Central events at NAB 2017 feature a dedicated webcast exploring the video industry’s move toward NDI-powered workflows and a trade show pavilion that brings together innovative developers utilizing NDI in their groundbreaking products.

“NDI Central is a valuable news resource for anyone interested in IP-based video production,” said Eric Trabb, vice president and group publisher at NewBay. “We’re excited to work with NewTek to bring the NAB experience and all of the discussion around NDI and IP video to our readership whether or not they are able to attend NAB.”

The “NDI Central Live” webcast will be hosted by NewTek’s Rex Olson, vice president of eCommerce Business Development and co-hosted by Philip Nelson, chief relationship officer for NewTek. The program features product information and guest discussions about the latest developments in video production over IP.

Over 40 interview segments are scheduled beginning every thirty minutes and include: NewTek president and CTO Dr. Andrew Cross, NewTek founder Tim Jenison, representatives from Microsoft Skype, Vizrt, ChyronHego, Wowza, and many others.

“NDI is spreading rapidly, and we’re seeing unprecedented displays of creativity in live production with the use of this technology,” said Olson. “Both the NDI Central booth and the NDI Central Live webcast will highlight and explore the many ways in which NDI technology is changing the video production industry.”

The webcast will also feature a live game show based on the popular Head’s Up charades game. Four times each day participants will compete between the NewTek and Microsoft exhibits using Skype calling technology.

“NDI Central Live” streams from the show floor at the NewTek booth, located at SL5016, and will be featured on and hosted exclusively on Twitch at from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST on Monday, April 24; and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. PST on Tuesday, April 25 and Wednesday, April 26.

Further, NewTek brings together nine of the leading NDI developers at the NDI Central booth, located at SL5421, to showcase how different businesses and industries benefit from the industry changing technology of NDI.

Featured at the NDI Central booth:

  • LiveXpert by 3D Storm – High-end, profession tools for live video and sports production.
  • Chameleon NDI by Bannister Lake – Your all-in-one solution for branding, tickers, data aggregation, scheduling and graphics supporting: SDI, NDI and HTML5.
  • Estructure – Unique contribution tools and unmatched compatibility within the most comprehensive platform for newsroom production, archive and contents management. Just compare it.
  • FingerWorks Telestrators – Demonstrating its latest NewTek NDI protocol solutions and offering hands-on looks at the tools powered by NDI.
  • Make.TV Live Video Cloud – Discover, curate, manage and publish live video from anyone, anywhere for delivery over broadcast, social and OTT.
  • NewsMaker – The real-time link between newsroom computer systems and the IP Series and TriCaster. NewsMaker lets the newsroom run the show.
  • NIXUS – The leading broadcast developer in Japan, NIXUS will present breakthrough software "Celio" using Microsoft Excel.
  • Pizazz – Creating products for live productions, NDI input and output solutions, remote NDI workflow solutions and complete NDI capable camera solutions.
  • Softron – Providing flexible software and hardware solutions for ingesting and playing out video from SD to 4K in single or multichannel configurations on the Mac.

Further information on NDI Central can be found via #NDICentral, which is also collated on the website


NDI is a brand of Vizrt Group. NDI software is in the hands of millions of customers worldwide and allows multiple video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP. NDI can encode, transmit and receive many streams of high quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time. This benefits any network-connected video device, including cameras, converters, video mixers, graphics systems, capture cards, and many other production devices. #SDVS #NDIcentral

About NewTek

As the leader in IP video technology, NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications, to virtually any place people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses faster than ever before.

The NewTek brand joins those of Vizrt and NDI under the umbrella brand of Vizrt Group. The NewTek brand is 100% committed to its Channel Partners as its route to market.

Clients include: The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Celebro Media, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Charles University in Prague, Pinsent Masons LLP, and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100.

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