BirdDog Announces BirdDog Cloud

BirdDog recently announced BirdDog Cloud that enables NDI delivery over the public internet securely with AES 128/256 encryption. BirdDog Cloud also utilises SRT protocol to ensure high quality delivery even over lossy network connections and with extremely low latency.

BirdDog will be demonstrating BirdDog Cloud at IBC trade show in Amsterdam from Friday September 13, 2019 on stand 6.C11. BirdDog Cloud will be available to purchase immediately after the show through their global network of resellers.

BirdDog Cloud is a modular and scalable delivery platform that brings the dream of remote productions across the public internet to life. With BirdDog Cloud you can have a full remote studio and control it from across the other side of the world. BirdDog Cloud supports all functions required including PTZ Camera Control, Tally, and Audio Intercom via the BirdDog Comms application.

“We are extremely proud of BirdDog Cloud. We’ve been all in on creating NDI workflows since the start and BirdDog Cloud can make the dream of working from a tropical beach with a laptop and an internet connection come true,” said Dan Miall, BirdDog Co-Founder and CEO. “We live in a very exciting time in history and we truly can’t wait to see the workflows our customers can create with BirdDog Cloud.”

SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol, which BirdDog Cloud uses, is fast becoming the industry standard for online content sharing between sites. SRT is Secure with the ability to add AES encryption, Reliable with lots of smart forward error connection built in to maintain a good quality video connection even over poor networks, and Transport is the method of sending.

“SRT was an obvious choice for us when building BirdDog Cloud,” said Jan Grimestad, Product Manager and Lead Designer for BirdDog Cloud. “SRT creates a reliable, stable connection complete with AES encryption. Our customers can send video over the internet with low latency and have total peace of mind that their content is secure. We’re really pleased to be part of the SRT Alliance.”

BirdDog Cloud is a completely modular platform which allows customers to choose and only pay for the features they need. To get started customers simply need an Endpoint Core at each end and then build on the options they require from there. The complete list of modules is:

Endpoint Core: Everything you need to get started for a single point to point connection. Includes Tally, Comms, Video, Audio, and PTZ Control all over a secure and encrypted connection.

Endpoint Multi Multiple stream licence that is only limited by how many streams your computer can process. The faster the machine the more streams. This enables multiple, single point to point connections.

Multistream: Enables multiple streams over a single SRT connection. Use an End Point at each end and stream from Oslo to New York, Paris, and Melbourne simultaneously. All NDI feeds sent from Endpoint to Endpoint will maintain individual sync.

Multiview: A scalable and powerful NDI Multiviewer that automatically creates the least number of video windows needed whilst still maintaining a 16×9 aspect ratio. Each receiving End Point can configure it’s own custom Multiviewer. The NDI for the Multivewer is sent at lower bandwidth NDI to allow you more video windows than you can with full bandwidth NDI. There are controls to set to 720p or 1080p resolutions and you can even throttle the NDI if desired.

Alpha: Adds support for sending remote graphics or other sources with alpha over the SRT link.

WebRTC: Convert NDI to WebRTC with very low latency as Program out back channel to ENG or other remote productions.