OceanStream selects Sienna NDI from Ideal Systems

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OceanStream Inc, a leading international live events company that provides cloud-based live production services, has selected a cloud solution from Ideal Systems in Singapore based on Sienna’s ND Processing Engine.

The NDI processing engine from Sienna is a real time software-based engine that runs in an AWS (Amazon Web Services) Cloud instance. It is a scalable modular infrastructure platform that can facilitate migration from SDI to IP (NDI) workflows and enable IP based signal processing without the need for any propriety hardware.It replaces SDIhardware (Glue)moduleswhich are commonly cards in frames for rack mounting or single purpose converter boxes with software based micro services running on COTS computing systems, either on premise or in the cloud depending on the use case. The Sienna NDI platform has over 100 virtual modules including multi-viewers, embedders, de-embedders, audio processing, frame sync, DAs, encoders, decoders, ARC, UDC, intercom and everything in between.

The Sienna NDI virtual processing modules are linked together on graphical layout in a web interface to form a live signal workflow. The drag and drop nature of the user interface makes it easy to create simple to complex and highly flexible and scalable workflows for live video and audio production. The solution also uses a low latency video link technology known as Sienna Link that allows low latency contribution feeds and confidence monitoring for cloud based and remote edit NLEs.

Sienna NDI supports multiple IP flavors and transports including SRT, AES67, RTP, UDP streaming and RIST. New modules are being continually developed for the platform enabling unlimited configuration possibilities of new workflows enabling the platform to have organic growth unlike physical SDI glue cards or single purpose boxes which need to be hardwired to create fixed workflows.

The solution designed by Ideal Systems provides OceanStream with highly scalable cloud based multi-viewers with a fully integrated cloud-based vision mixer and cloud-based intercom modules compatible with NDI and AES67. It also enables traditional engineering tools like waveform monitors, vector scopes and audio metering.

Chris Arsenault President at OceanStream said: “We chose Sienna’s NDI processing engine from Ideal as the backbone of our Cloud Production Fabric. The flexibility and scalability of the processing engine, combined with Ideal’s support and expertise gives us the capacity to expand our services globally.”


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