One of the UK’s leading broadcast systems integration companies IPE Systems, has installed multiple Quicklink TX for one of the UK’s largest commercial TV networks as part of a multi-million pound project. The Quicklink TX makes use of a Skype call management system that receives and transmits broadcast-ready audio and video through a SDI and HDMI interface.

Ray Bragg, Director of IPE Systems explains why the Quicklink TX solution was selected;

“Nearly everyone in the UK will have watched TV or listened to the radio that was produced in studios built by IPE Systems. We build what people want”,

Ray continues

“If someone wants a studio with a web PC, 8 times out of 10 they say they want Skype. We now recommend the Quicklink TX because of the unique functionalities that the system offers”.

For the UK commercial TV network studio, IPE Systems produced a workflow that included 4 cameras and a Quicklink TX installed on a large video router connecting a wide range of signals/sources to the studio and ingest area. The Quicklink TX are used as a video/audio source on the local routers and the TX units can be remotely managed by the Skype TX controller application. The studio can then take a contribution piece and use it for live interviews through the studio with a clean return audio to the Skype contributor. Equally the Skype contributor can be recorded through the ingest system and edited for later playout in the evening program.

This UK commercial network is now able to send professional quality Skype videos calls using the Quicklink TX installed by IPE Systems.

For the future Ray Bragg comments on how likely the Skype based system will be implemented into more studios:

“The Quicklink TX offers a great integration to Skype and is perfect for news environments. I think it is likely that the Quicklink TX will be increasingly used by newsrooms everywhere.”

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For more information regarding this Quicklink TX Solution setup, contact IPE Systems +44 (0)1763 260621

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