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Leeds Beckett University chooses Quicklink TX from CJP Broadcast

Customer Story

CJP Broadcast has announced the supply and integration of the Quicklink TX to Leeds Beckett University TV Studio. It will be used primarily to provide experience in online remote interviewing between commentators in separated studios or with IP-linked contributors.

“As part of a requirement from the accrediting body for our BA Journalism course, we needed to include live video calls in our TV news,” comments LBU Media & Communications lecturer Chian Gatewood. “Quicklink Skype TX seemed like a great way to achieve this as we can use a platform that is well known in the industry and incorporate it into our existing broadcast playout system. We chose the Quicklink TX as an interface with our Broadcast Pix Flint 500 production switcher. The CJP engineering team were very detailed in the job and completed the installation within their specified time period. The unit is fantastic and very easily controlled.”

“Having worked extensively for customers in the university sector over the years, we were delighted to be selected by Chian and her colleagues to partner with them on this project,” adds CJP Broadcast Managing Director Chris Phillips. “The technical facilities at LBU accurately reflect the real world of journalism and news production, forming an ideal springboard for anyone aspiring to a media-related career. The Quicklink TX itself represents the state of the art in remote contribution, combining versatility, high signal quality and robust build at an impressively affordable price.”

The Quicklink TX, designed in partnership with Microsoft, is a video call management system. It is a transceiver that enables professional reception and transmission of multiple Skype/Microsoft Teams video calls through SDI inputs/outputs and HDMI interface.

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