The Quicklink Studio Solution has been used recently at a prestigious pan-European football tournament to provide ultra-low latency audio commentary simultaneously over the internet from several remote locations. The tournament is played by the national league champions of the strongest European associations.
Audioconsulting AG are an independent consulting company that provide services for the major international football associations and the leading Swiss IPTV provider Teleclub/Swisscom TV. Audioconsulting AG chose the Quicklink Studio solution after a period of robust testing and evaluation. Martin Reich, Audioconsulting AG CEO says “This a true ‘plug-and-play’ solution. We received a commentary solution that perfectly suits our needs. The Quicklink Remote Commentary Solution is stable, simple and reliable”.
Teleclub uses the Quicklink system internationally for commentators when they travel abroad and also home in Switzerland. The remote commentator opens a simple Chrome browser in order to transmit high quality audio commentary whilst viewing live video sent from the control room. “The interaction between studio and stadium becomes more fluent and more vivid thanks to the visual link between the studio and the commentator. The advantage is that we can send back the live video without putting more load on to the commentator. However, on top, with this solution we are able to achieve the same quality of audio that can be achieved using ISDN or any Voice over IP only system“.
Martin adds “We provide classic commentary units to our commentators. The setup is being handled by our commentators as they did in the past with ISDN codecs. Therefore, we needed the units to be as simple as the old-fashioned ISDN. We have 6 portable units linked to 6 Quicklink Studio channels”.
Audioconsulting AG plan to use the Quicklink Studio Solution for further international events for IP audio commentary.