Q&A WITH ANDREW CROSS

NewTek Tackles IP Media Transport With NDI

At IBC 2015 last September, NewTek announced NDI, or Network Device Interface, an IP protocol for the transport of media packets to support video production. Andrew Cross, NewTek’s president-CTO, discusses NDI, its origin as a fundamental technology for TriCaster, industry acceptance of NDI, compression, the prospect of submitting the protocol for formal SMPTE standardization and why IP networks are so important to the future of video production.

NAB 2014

Getting 4K In The Home Will Be Slow Process

NewTek CTO Andrew Cross says don’t expect to be watching sports at home in 4K in the near future. Over-the-air is out for now and it could be a decade or more before there is sufficient bandwidth to deliver 4K via the Internet, he says.