Riedel’s STX-200 Brings Skype Capabilities to Live Broadcast and Production Workflows

Microsoft-licensed solution opens door to greater volume and variety of live content, enabling more powerful viewer engagement.

Riedel Communications, announced the release of the STX-200 broadcast-grade professional interface, which brings any Skype user worldwide into the professional broadcast environment. The new Riedel product meets broadcasters’ increasing need for a reliable single-box solution that enables them to engage both reporters and viewers in live programming.

Licensed by Microsoft, the STX-200 is more than a stand-alone broadcast-grade solution that leverages Skype to bring live content directly from reporters to the on-air production. The integration of Skype into Riedel’s intercom solutions provides powerful, flexible applications and workflows. The unit coms packaged with professional Microsoft Skype TX software including remote management and monitoring of Skype calls.
The STX-200 offers professional video interfaces including an SDI (SD/HD) input and SDI (SD/HD) output with a sync input. The unit’s broadcast-grade audio interfaces include a two-channel balanced analog audio XLR input and output, as well as SDI embedded audio. Within a robust housing designed for the rigors of broadcast and production, the STX-200 features a Gigabit Ethernet connection, HDMI, USB ports for accessories, and GPIs.

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