ND Router

ProBel and BMD Router

emulation for NDI Networks



When migrating a video facility from baseband SDI to IP Video, in many cases you will need to find equivalent technology for traditional functions.  A perfect example is the central facility video router - which connects all your video sources and destinations, and can be controlled from many places using hardware router panels, soft panels, and automation systems.


Sienna ND Router fills that requirement - providing a 1:1 equivalent to the traditional SDI facility router - but instead, routing NDI IP Video streams from sources to destinations. This provides a workflow already familiar to users.


ND Router emulates a ProBel (SWP-08) or BlackMagic Design VideoHub SDI video router and allows control of your NDI systems with ProBel or BMD compatible router control systems, physical router control panels and automation.  It provides an infrastructure equivalent to a traditional SDI video router, leveraging your NDI devices on the existing network, but without any need to centralise signals.


ND Router is compatible with all NDI Devices and scales smoothly from a small system to a massive routing matrix. Since all signals are remotely connected at the NDI end points, no video data actually flows through the ND Router software - meaning no bottlenecks and no single point of failure for existing connections, plus ND Router only requires a modest computer system to run smoothily.


In addition to NDI Source Routing, the ND Router  can also translate TriCaster, TC1 and IP Series tallys into broadcast standard TSL_UMD tally messages. Already in use by some of the world's leading broadcasters, Sienna ND Router is available today for macOS and Ubuntu Linux.


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BlackMagic Design

SmartControl Panel

used to control NDI Routing

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

The ND Router also has a Web Interface providing the option to control routing from any webbrowser on any device on the network.

The image below shows the ND Router relaying tallies from Tricaster, TC1 or IP Series via TSL_UMD tally protocol to RossVideo Dashboard

The images below shows the ND Router relaying tallies from Tricaster, TC1 or IP Series via TSL_UMD tally protocol to Axon Cerebrum, and also showing Axon control of the ND Router via Probel SWP-08 protocol

Emulation of BMD VideoHub allows the Sienna ND Router to be controlled by a variety of BMD Protocol systems including the BMD VideoHub Control app for iPad, BMD SmartControl Panels, and other BMD protocol solutions from Crestron, and most other router control systems.

Another integration example, using the ND Router's BMD VideoHub emulation,

this time with the open source and cross platform V-Control system. This integration took less than 5 minutes to configure.