Rascular Creates NDI Multiviewer ViewMaster to Bolster NDI Application Suite

Rascular has launched ViewMaster, a flexible and simple-to-use NDI stream multiviewer. It joins the company’s RouteMaster and RouteMaster Lite NDI routing and stream management applications.

“NDI has really taken off across the world of IP video and this has been reflected in our activities and sales,” says Ephraim Barrett, Sales Director, Rascular. “Speaking with our customers it’s clear that they need a simple, flexible but powerful, NDI multiviewer, suitable for use across broadcast, A/V and streaming. ViewMaster is the answer.”

It’s a simple-to-use, designed NDI multiviewer, which takes multiple video and audio streams and combines them to create attractive and flexible layouts on a single screen, allowing users to quickly and easily see the streams available. Its HDMI output is ideal for a wide range of monitors.

Using ViewMaster and it’s clear and intuitive configuration tool, it can be set up to display a maximum 25 streams, either input or output, easily switchable between the two. The name of each stream is clearly displayed and users can easily select what NDI sources/destinations they want to see. ViewMaster can also be adjusted when it comes to showing tallies – programme and preview and it fully supports NewTek’s tally system technology. Stereo and quad audio metering are available as well as the ability to hear the audio on a chosen stream.

ViewMaster works seamlessly with RouteMaster Lite, Rascular’s powerful and flexible stream management and NDI routing application. Of course, it also works in any NDI system alongside third-party technologies. ViewMaster also works with the company’s RouteMaster router control application in the NDI domain for those who want additional flexibility and configuration options.

“We are seeing use of NDI across a wide range of applications and we only expect this to grow,” adds Barrett. “Our NDI stream management technology has been very successful. We speak to a wide range of customers all the time and a technologically elegant multiviewer solution was top of their list to join our NDI ecosystem. We also have other applications under development, more news of which soon.”

NDI, NewTek’s innovative Network Device Interface technology, is a royalty-free standard enabling IP video workflows across Ethernet networks. NDI is a bi-directional standard that allows video systems to identify and communicate with one another over IP, and to encode, transmit, and receive multiple streams of broadcast-quality, low latency, frame-accurate video and audio in real time.

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