Rascular releases three new versions of RouteMaster Lite virtual routing for NDI

User interface of Rascular's RouteMaster Lite

Rascular, designers of software-based control and monitoring applications for professional video technologies, has announced the launch of three new versions of its RouteMaster Lite virtual routing for Newtek NDI® application: RouteMaster Lite Solo; RouteMaster Lite One; and RouteMaster Lite Four.

RouteMaster Lite – a Windows PC application – brings video routing capabilities to Newtek’s NDI video. Based on Rascular’s RouteMaster system, it gives operators a range of familiar control interfaces for controlling video switching. With typical switching times of just one or two frames, RouteMaster Lite adapts to live and on-air use.

Roddy Pratt, Technical Director with Rascular, says, “Because of our strong commercial relationship with NewTek, we are very pleased to be able to provide ultra-fast switching, a uniquely powerful capability. RouteMaster Lite is ideal for OB and production environments, supporting up to 20 sources and 20 destinations. The built-in GUI is ideal for preset and take switching, showing resizable video previews and audio metering of the current video and the chosen source.”

No video streams are passed through the router system, instead traffic is redirected at the network level. This means only minimal bandwidth and processor requirements are needed, regardless of the number of video streams and resolution. There’s also no additional video delay through the system. Additionally, RouteMaster Lite does not become a central point of failure: if the router system fails for any reason, video continues to flow from sources to destinations uninterrupted.

RouteMaster Lite Solo is a 20 x 20 Virtual NDI® router, with an in-built General User Interface. RouteMaster Lite One adds application support for one control client, either a Rascular WebPanel (included) or a Blackmagic Design hardware panel (to be provided by the end-user). RouteMaster Lite Four provides support for a maximum of four control clients in any combination of either four Rascular WebPanels (included) or four Blackmagic Design hardware panels (to be provided by the end-user).

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