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The 24 Hours of Le Mans car race is the world’s largest active sports car race in endurance racing. The event that is hailed as one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world took place from the 17-18th June in Le Mans, France.  In 2016, the Le Mans coverage was watched by over 90 million TV viewers and gained 4,500 hours of TV coverage in 2016.

The Digital Department of Circuit des 24 Heures used the Quicklink TX Quad during its event coverage to stream live to the 24 Hours of Le Mans Facebook page and website. The Quicklink TX Quad was used during race scrutineering where a cameraman was filming with an iPad using Skype. During the race, TV anchors were sent out to the circuit campsite to conduct live interviews. When encountering connectivity problems with other equipment during the interviews, the Quicklink TX was used to switch to live images of the race over Skype.

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Quicklink have launched their new video/audio solution that utilises the Remote Communicator product. The Studio-in-a-box solution is ideal for creating full remote controllable HD studio productions. Connecting to Quicklink’s globally optimised low latency infrastructure, the Studio-in-a-box delivers bi-directional video/audio between the contributor and broadcaster.

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LVL Multimedia is a broadcast rental company based in Belgium, who rent broadcast, projection and display equipment to broadcast facility houses, production companies, event planners, sound & light companies and freelance camera operators. LVL Multimedia also provides equipment and technical assistance for live surgery broadcasts.

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Recently, LVL Multimedia provided the Quicklink TX Quad to transmit a live surgery session in HDTV from a hospital in Bern to Palexpo in Geneva for a live medical TV programme produced by ATiT, an audio-visual and information technologies company that specialises in medical video production. In Palexpo Geneva over a thousand specialists, surgeons and nurses followed the surgeries live on giant video screens, and at the same time were able to talk directly to the surgeons and ask them questions live on air while they were operating.

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At IBC 2017 (Stand 3.B30), Quicklink will showcase their popular 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.

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At IBC 2017, Quicklink, one of the leading global providers for software and hardware IP solutions, will showcase their Quicklink Mobile Encoder solution on stand 3.B30. The Mobile Encoder is designed for performance and portability and transmits broadcast quality, low latency live video over IP from the most challenging network locations.

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