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For over the 9 years Stephen Heywood has developed the Tech Buzz into a network that has branched out to broadcast, creative comedy, sports and political shows.


Previously the studio struggled to use the free video calling software because of the limited 240p quality of video coming up and back. Stephen Heywood, Owner/Director of the Tech Buzz Network explains;

 “This became very difficult to introduce guests on the show because of the lack of video quality. We were at the mercy of audio also on the consumer version of the software, especially “ducking” where the level of one audio signal is reduced by the presence of another signal.


Stephen received the Quicklink TX, a video call management system that allows broadcasters like the Tech Buzz to send and obtain reception and transmission of Skype video calls through an SDI and HDMI interface. As the Quicklink TX can receive from and send to any video-enabled device running Skype, this provides them unrivaled access to millions of connected Skype users.


Stephen is able to broadcast the Tech Buzz show live at least twice a week. By using the Quicklink TX it has helped him gather in co-presenters to join in on the discussion and output professional video and audio for the audience.

Simplicity is the key with the Quicklink TX, Stephen clarifies;

“Working on the Quicklink TX I was amazed at how easy it was to implement the unit into the workflow. I connected the unit, plugged it in, signed into my Skype account, called a friend to test it and I was ready to go. You never expect that with any video equipment.”


For the future Stephen aims to take on board more TX units so he can have up to 14 callers at one given time using the Skype controller.

“I can see this becoming hugely implemented in place of a VOIP phone system, as more radio stations are moving over to video calling,” explains Stephen.

“If you want to maximise your professional video/audio equipment, you are only going to be as good, slow as the weakest link in the chain. If you are trying to be professional, trying to get the best quality possible, this is no brainer. The Quicklink TX is going to give you the best audio and video possible for Skype.”


For more information regarding the Quicklink TX speak to a member of the sales department on +44 1792 720880 or email

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