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BirdDog PLAY | 4K NDI Player with full support for NDI® 5



4K NDI Player with full support for NDI® 5

Product Code: BDPLAY

Suggested Retail Price £139+VAT

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BirdDog General Warranty Terms and Conditions

  • 4K NDI Player with full support for NDI® 5
  • PLAY is powered by standard USB-C for maximum flexibility
  • Built-in CEC control
  • Automatic source detection
  • Dimensions: 85mm x 85mm x 19mm
  • Weight: 97g

Hello World. Come PLAY

Meet PLAY, the newest and smallest 4K NDI Player on the planet with full support for NDI® 5. Now connections are a breeze, simply connect PLAY to your NDI network, plug it into your TV via HDMI and use your own remote to browse the new and gorgeous interface.

NDI® 5

PLAY supports all the new NDI® 5 functions including high bandwidth NDI, NDI® HX2.

Tiny footprint

Play measures just 85mm x 85mm x 19mm and only weighs 97grams.

Incredible API support

RESTful API, Crestron control module, Zoom API, Q-SYS API. You name it, PLAY supports it.


Receive NDI® in resolutions all the way up to UHD60p*.
*Full NDI® max 1080p60, NDI®|HX max UHD60p

USB Power

PLAY is powered by standard USB-C for maximum flexibility.

CEC control. BYO remote

The built-in CEC control lets you use your own remote to browse and play NDI® sources.

Easy source selection

Navigation to your NDI® sources is an absolute breeze within the on-screen display, using your TV remote control.

Automatic source detection

PLAY automatically scans your network for NDI® sources and brings them up on your TV.

Download the free BirdDog RESTful API and program your own automation for all BirdDog hardware endpoints, including cameras.

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BirdDog NDI converters are devices that enable you to convert video and audio signals from HDMI or SDI sources to NDI streams, or vice versa, over IP networks. NDI stands for Network Device Interface, and it is a technology created by Vizrt (formerly NewTek) that allows low-latency, high-bandwidth video transmission over standard Ethernet cables. SDI on the other hand, has generally become the industry standard and stands for Serial Digital Interface, and it is a technology that allows uncompressed video transmission over coaxial or fibre optic cables.

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