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NDI® now supported in latest Zoom Rooms release

July 22, 2021 by Catherine Webb

—Latest version of Zoom Rooms for Windows software includes support for NDI® to help prepare workspaces for the hybrid workforce—

Bergen, Norway—July 22, 2021— NDI®, a Vizrt Group brand, is happy to announce that NDI is now supported in Zoom Rooms. The move follows the adoption of NDI by Zoom for MacOS and Microsoft Teams in 2020, and Skype in 2018. Zoom Rooms brings HD video collaboration into any space - in the office, in the classroom, or at home - and enables in-person and remote participants to interact in real time.

NDI® technology is a solution to connect media devices over a network – rather than physically. It is the industry standard solution for producing live content for streaming, with NDI 5 as the latest iteration. Producers can now use NDI for Zoom Rooms as a live video source to create more stories, better.

NDI for Zoom Rooms gives content creators an advanced set of creative, production options. Individual video streams, from either Meeting or Webinar, can be used by video producers to connect to other NDI devices allowing them to create custom visual experiences.

Live video streams from the mobile phones of reporters in the field can be used by news stations; a Zoom Rooms presentation can be pulled live into a conference broadcast; virtual festivals, award ceremonies or celebrations can pull in multiple guests and presenters from around the world for near-zero latency audio and video streams.

“The pace at which global video communication platforms have grown to support the unique needs of their customers over the past year is impressive,” says Michael Namatinia, President and GM of NDI. “Zoom is the latest video communications platform to embrace NDI, allowing their customers to do more with their video streams, and opens up a whole new world of video creation for them.”

“Innovation is one of our key areas, and our investments here at Zoom are completely customer-centric. We have received feedback from producers that NDI technology is key to live production and something that they have wanted for a while,” says Brendan Ittelson, Chief Technology Officer at Zoom. “With our support for NDI we wanted to make sure that we delivered something to our customers that was a full package and gives our customers an amazing experience and works exactly the way they’d expect it to.”

Zoom Rooms is compatible with the recently released NDI 5— a true revolution in audio/video storytelling technology. NDI 5 turns the whole world into your studio, allowing, for the first time in history, producers to connect to any device, in any location anywhere in the world- and transmit live video to wherever you are.

To learn more about NDI 5 and its new, innovative features here.
To read more about the Zoom Rooms Windows Release: Preparing Workspaces for the Hybrid Workforce and Zoom Rooms for Windows 5.7.0 (144)

Contact:
Cath Webb cwe@vizrt.com / Katherine McMahon katherine@brand-definition.com
Notes for Editors:

About NDI®:

NDI® (Network Device Interface technology), is a royalty-free standard enabling IP video workflows across standard Ethernet networks, which advances our customer’s software-drive IP workflows.

It allows video and audio sources to be shared bi-directionally across a network, eliminating the need for costly direct connections, expensive cable runs, and infrastructure upgrades while turning every source into a destination instantly available anywhere on the network - enabling our mission of “moving video, moving the world”.

NDI® is in the hands of millions of customers using applications and devices that are NDI®-enabled and has been adopted by more media organizations than any other IP standard, therefore creating the industry’s largest IP ecosystem of products and the rapidly expanding number of companies enabling IP-based customer workflows.

About Vizrt Group Vizrt Group® runs under the passionately held single, simple purpose of “more stories, better told”, supplying media content creators around the world with software-defined visual storytelling tools to help them to build a better-informed world.

The Group contains three of the strongest names in the broadcast technology industry; NewTek, NDI® and Vizrt. All three being creative businesses, built on innovation and grown by our people, with the goal of becoming the most recommended solution provider in the markets we serve.

We combine our strategic pillars of Content-Centricity, Software-Defined, IP First, and Innovation to increase our customers’ success in delivering engaging and immersive content to their audiences.

Vizrt Group is a global and diverse organization with over 600 employees from 58 different nationalities, with offices in 16 countries worldwide. It is privately-owned by Nordic Capital Fund VIII.

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NDI® is a registered trademark of the Vizrt Group. All other products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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