The new Spark Plus IO converters promise to simplify the encoding or decoding of video for use in an IP-based workflow through the power of NDI.
IP-based video technology provider NewTek, which is part of the Vizrt Group, has announced two new Spark Plus IO converters to the lineup.
Priced at $895, the new Spark Plus IO 4K aims to deliver high bandwidth NDI at full 60p for the lowest latency and highest quality in and out over IP. Easily route NDI signals to TV screens or deliver a 4K signal into an NDI workflow.
Priced at $995, the Spark Plus IO SDI encodes or decodes at rates up to 1080p 60 NDI for 3G-SDI environments without disrupting the existing traditional SDI video infrastructure. Both Sparks come with PoE, simple auto-discovery, and tally light with NDI support, all packaged in a new compact design.
Spark Plus IO converters bypass the need for a capture card solution. These converters are designed to be in service quickly with the entire setup over one Ethernet cable. A web-based interface allows easy configuration and monitoring from a desktop or mobile browser. Corporate video, esports, education and training, along with other advanced AV scenarios benefit greatly from the versatility of an NDI-based IP workflow.
The Spark family of converters are compatible with hundreds of systems, devices, and applications that support NDI technology. Sparks pair with the TriCaster Mini 4K and TriCaster TC1 for a configuration-free NDI experience and the flexibility to route NDI to screens.
Commenting on the new converters, Andrew Cross, president of R&D for the Vizrt Group, said: “NewTek and the Vizrt Group make it our mission to help people tell their stories, faster and easier, without compromise. The new Spark Plus IO devices continue to fulfil that promise. The move to video production over IP is well underway and products like the new Spark Plus IO help bridge the gap between the old and the new.”