Quicklink announces the launch of new hardware to compliment the latest Skype TX Controller Software

Quicklink Video Distribution Services have announced the launch of a new version of the Quicklink Skype TX hardware that will be released to coincide with the latest version of the Microsoft Skype TX Controller software. The Quicklink TX server is universally standards based and is compatible with all the Microsoft Skype TX systems now on the market.

The Quicklink TX is a device designed for use in Television production studios and other professional environments that enables you to send or receive Skype calls as SD/HD-SDI or HDMI video with embedded or balanced analogue audio, providing the best call quality available in an HD video format.

This latest new hardware launch of the Quicklink TX Server also offers increased flexibility to the user by the increase in choices of audio and video input /outputs that can be selected. The full range of digital and analog input/outputs are now available including the added flexibility for users to be able to switch the audio on the fly between the studio and the gallery.

A new touchscreen interface on the front of the Quicklink TX unit ensures call status notification on the front panel display. Other statistics include System I.D. Caller Status, Video and Audio Status and Hardware Health Status

The TX automatically optimises the call quality and resizes and adjusts the video content to conform to standard television video resolutions. It even monitors the call and automatically drops the video feed of the call (but not the audio) and switches to a still image of the video feed if the call drops below a quality level that you define.The intuitive design of the system allows for stacking of multiple units and also makes it ideal for use in low noise environments.

The Microsoft Skype TX Controller software provides customers with the ability to control multiple Quicklink TX channels from a single UI. Calls can be initiated to any contact in the central contacts database and once configured, all Skype TX features can be accessed by Skype TX Controller. The Skype TX controller now includes live video previews, remote setting controls and integration with Skype Contacts.