In May 2023, Quicklink celebrate being 20 years in business. In this time, Quicklink have become an industry leader in providing professional, best-in-class remote production (REMI) hardware, software, and cloud solutions to over 800 valued clients worldwide.
Initially, Quicklink was established with the idea of building an encoder for BBC and ABC News to cover the Iraq war, which provided the world’s first field transmission. This particular encoder was built at Quicklink’s first workspace, a garden shed, which was fittingly nicknamed “The Green Room” by BBC. Quicklink was the first-ever company to pioneer the idea of broadcast software on a personal computer and the Quicklink Laptop Newsgathering software (LNG) was completely revolutionary in its day. This was soon followed by the first ever commercial macOS and Windows software for the transmission of live real-time video and audio from a remote field location.
Over the last 20 years, Quicklink have continued to grow and innovate, and have received a number of distinguished awards, including a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation, Emmy® Award for Technology & Engineering, and other industry specific awards. Quicklink are now headquartered in Swansea, United Kingdom, and expanded into United States in 2021 with the opening of a US office based in Hackensack, New Jersey.
“We are extremely delighted that Quicklink has reached this prestigious milestone of 20 years in business. From what started as an idea of building an encoder to cover the Iraq war, to becoming a global leading provider of remote production solutions – we are hugely proud of what Quicklink has been able to accomplish in its 20-year existence” said Richard Rees, Quicklink CEO.
Since being established in 2003, Quicklink has provided solutions to the world’s leading brands, including BBC, ABC, Aljazeera, CNN, Bloomberg, COMCAST, CBS, France Télévisions, Red Bull Media House, and more.
Richard adds; “A huge factor in reaching this special anniversary is our commitment to creating outstanding relationships and collaborating with both customers and partners”
To mark their 20-year anniversary, Quicklink will continue to celebrate their 20 years milestone at multiple industry events across the year, including IBC Show in Amsterdam (15-18 September), NAB Show New York (25-26 October) and SATIS Expo in Paris (15-16 November).