IBC 2017

IBC 2017: Quicklink to showcase Quicklink TX

At IBC 2017 on stand 3.B30, Quicklink will showcase its Skype TX call transceivers. The Quicklink TX is a Skype video call management system that is designed in partnership with Microsoft. The solution enables professional reception and transmission of multiple Skype video calls through an SDI and HDMI interface. The Skype TX unit can receive from and send to any video enables device running Skype, this provides broadcasters with unrivalled access to the 300 million monthly Skype users.

The Quicklink TX is available in the following options: Quicklink TX Multi – up to four incoming calls, one switchable SDI input/output; Quicklink TX Duo – two incoming calls, 2 SDI input/output; Quicklink TX Quad – four incoming calls, 4 SDI input/output.

The newly released Quicklink TX Duo is a 19 inch 1U rack mounted system that allows users to manage two simultaneous Skype calls to be processed as 2 SDI/NDI outputs.

The Quicklink TX Quad, a 19 inch 2U rack mounted system is available with the high availability option. This option includes a dual power supply, raided swappable front-loading drives and system monitoring with alert notification via SMS/SNMP/email, offering a completely redundant and resilient solution, giving complete piece of mind during live broadcasts.

Eugene Ho, partner director of product management for Skype, said: “We’re proud of our work with Quicklink to offer this flexible, scalable and cost effective solution that minimises the control room footprint to broadcasters.”

Along with the Quicklink TX, the Remote Communicator, Mobile Encoder and Standard Playout Server will be shown by Quicklink at IBC 2017.

The Quicklink TX Multi, TX Duo and TX Quad will be showcased on stand 3.B30.



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