Quicklink, a leading provider of quality broadcast solutions across the world, will be launching a new high quality broadcast solution powered by Microsoft’s Skype TX software at IBC 2014.
To be sold by Quicklink under the brand, the Quicklink TX, this ground-breaking development sees the unparalleled Skype software meet the stringent standards of a studio-grade solution for the network broadcasting industry.
Skype TX has been specifically designed to enrich broadcast and media programming by seamlessly integrating communications with any Skype user, anywhere in the world.
Says Richard Rees, Quicklink CEO, “We see the new TX product as a natural addition to our current product range which is in line with our common goal: to help producers, technical directors, writers and editors to produce the best content possible by capturing the highest quality broadcast results from anywhere around the world. In other words, through Quicklink, TX broadcasters will be able to deliver a new generation of un-missable media moments.”
Professional Studio Integration
The hardware has been developed by Quicklink and manufactured in the UK, meeting stringent quality standards. The unit will be powered by the new Skype TX software to offer fully optimised integration into any professional studio environment.
Skype is used extensively over the world in high profile news, media and entertainment programmes and the Skype TX software combines full-frame Skype video with audio via SDI. It is completely responsive for the ultimate user experience, empowering a single operator to control multiple channels of Skype TX to produce calls with a direct HD-HDI Skype feed into any graphics package. It also offers a cost effective option for outside broadcast integration.
Importantly, Skype TX delivers auto aspect ratio conversion and is free of audio/visual distractions such as call notifications. The new software also offers auto fall back to stills.
Adds Rees “As with all Quicklink Products, Skype TX will be fully supported by the company’s team of fully trained broadcast technical specialists. We are excited to be selected as a global partner with the remit of bringing this product to market under our Quicklink brand, which is testament to the reputation we have built up within the broadcast industry over the past 11 years.”
IBC 2014 Launch
Quicklink TX will be launched at the IBC conference on 12 September 2014 where pre-orders will be taken.