NewTek Has a New NDI Native Flex Control Panel—What to Know

The new Flex Control Panel in a control room, alit with many colored buttons ready for use.
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NewTek strengthened its line of control panels with the all-new Flex. With Flex, operators can now take direct control of PTZ devices, audio connections, audio and video mixing, and talkback—all connected with NDI.

No other NewTek control panel offers audio and video mixing, PTZ Control, and talkback in one unit. With these controls built directly into the panel, it significantly reduces the margin for error.

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The innovative features built into Flex offers operators greater precision and control. With the addition of audio I/O, Flex instantly expands the on-board I/O of any TriCaster with the option to add external sources directly to the NDI ecosystem.

For years operators have been physically tethered to video switchers with fixed cable runs, and complex set-ups without the ability to change location. Flex is the only NewTek control panel to simply connect to a network with NDI and have control of any video switcher on that network, giving operators the ultimate in production freedom.

"Over the course of the last several years, the demand for high quality distributed production has grown beyond measure. We recognize the need for operators to be able to adapt to any workflow and the Flex does just that—all with the power of NDI. Offering greater control and connectivity than ever before, it’s our most flexible and powerful control panel yet,” commented Chris McLendon, senior product manager, NewTek.  

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Not only can the panel connect to any switcher on a network by using NDI, Flex also offers operators all they need for distributed productions by working with all current TriCaster models; mastering control of a TriCaster 2 Elite as easily as it can a TriCaster Mini X and as at home in the studio or on the road, Flex scales with any production.

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