NDI Smart Processing Router

Signal Orchestration for NDI


ProBel and BMD emulation for NDI Networks plus intelligent Signal Glue


NDI Smart Processing Router is a modular infrastructure to facilitate migration of SDI to NDI workflows, and to enable a new generation of NDI based facility.


More details of the Smart Processing Router will become available soon, and you can read about it in this white paper.


The first module to be released is the NDI Virtual Router which emulates a ProBel or BlackMagic Design video router and allows control of your NDI systems under the control of ProBel or BMD compatible router control systems, control panels and automation.


NDI VirtualRouter provides an infrastructure equivalent to a traditional SDI video router, leveraging your NDI devices at source, without any need to centralise signals.


Treating your NDI sending devices as inputs and your NDI receiving devices as outputs, this unique software constructs a virtual router - controllable using the ProBel SWP-08 router control protocol or BMD Router Protocol - allowing existing automation systems and router panels seamlessly connect NDI devices together using a familiar physical interface.


As part of a migration program from SDI to IP Video, NDI VirtualRouter can abstract the physical transport of video between SDI, NDI and other IP Video devices, to carry signal across your network rather than via runs of SDI, without afecting the user control experience which remains unchanged.


Using SDI-NDI-SDI interfaces such as NewTek's NC1, BirdDog studio and others, facilities can construct a decentralised and distributed video infrastructure which positions end points where they are needed without any need to router baseband video to a central point. All sources and destinations continue to appear within an emulated ProBel or BMD router, so operators, panels and automation can instantly link sources and destinations in a familiar way.


NDI VirtualRouter is available for macOS, Ubuntu linux and Windows.


Please contact sales [at] sienna.tv for more information.


This image shows the Sienna Smart Processing Router being controlled by an industry standard VSM control system, routing 10 NDI sources to 4 NDI destinations using ProBel SW-P08 protocol.

BlackMagic Design

SmartControl Panel

used to control NDI Routing

The Sienna Smart Processing Router is a dynamic processing infrastructure constructed and controlled via a graphics web interface where users can drag modules into the router,  connect them together and control parameters.  Watch a Movie of the GUI in Action