Audinate Dante Audio added to Quicklink Skype

New partnership with Audinate adds Dante Audio to improve Quicklink Skype audio connectivity and performance.

Quicklink Video Distribution Services Ltd has announced a strategic partnership with Audinate, a provider in digital media networking for AV, conferencing, public address and broadcast industries. The partnership enhances the Microsoft Skype TX experience delivered through the Quicklink TX product by adding in Dante Audio over IP connectivity.

Quicklink TX is a professional hardware solution powered by Skype TX software. Quicklink TX allows broadcasters, producers, engineers and studio managers to seamlessly manage Skype video/audio for broadcast without the need to scan convert from a PC. An easy-to-use hardware and software combination that allows Skype video calls from anywhere in the world to be seamlessly integrated into any production.

Quicklink TX will ship with Dante Virtual Soundcard software pre-installed, allowing broadcasters to easily route high-quality digital audio streams over a standard IP distribution network throughout their production facility to other connected Dante enabled equipment.

When installed in the Quicklink TX, Dante Audio IP Technology can bring multiple benefits to the broadcaster. One Unit with fewer cables is simple to maintain and easily integrates into a current Dante system. Audio input/output routing can be remotely controlled from any computer connected to the same network.

The first batches of Quicklink TX, a 19-inch 1U rack mounted hardware solution that converts Skype calls into a professional-quality video/audio signal have begun shipping and will be on display at NAB 2015.

The Quicklink TX features the latest Skype TX software from Microsoft. The SD/HD SDI input and output with embedded audio allows professional broadcasters to connect seamlessly to over 300 million monthly connected skype users through a single, integrated broadcast-grade system.

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