Skype TX is a studio grade system that enables broadcasters to seamlessly integrate a potential cast of 300 million users into a studio workflow — and straight into the heart of a show.

Using Skype TX’s bespoke controller software, up to 14 units can be controlled from a single interface. With enhanced control and management features, Skype TX allows multiple HD quality audio and video feeds to produce the highest class of broadcast integrations. 

Skype TX is certified by Microsoft and its ease of use is loved by professionals the world over — from entertainment to news and sport.


The benefits

• HD SDI output
• GenLock input
• Balanced and embedded audio options
• Complete custom solution built by Skype
• Supports all major broadcast video resolutions
• Remotely manage and monitor multiple calls from one workstation

The savings

• Save resources with easy management, needing only one person on one controller
• Save money, with many of the benefits of a satellite truck, at a fraction of the cost
• Save time, with a quick and easy set up that connects to any Skype client on any device, perfect for interviews

The improvements

• Easy to send studio output to remote client via HD-SDI
• All the benefits of Skype minus pop-up windows, chat or other message notifications
• Call management — see all the essential technical information from one accessible interface
• Call experience — if internet connection bandwidth drops out, Skype TX smoothly manages the transition without losing the call


Looking for more information? Watch our four part From Box To Broadcast video series for further insights on Skype TX controller, integrating Skype TX into your workflow and tips for setting up successful remote callers.

Skype TX is enabled by our three manufacturing partners: New Tek, Quicklink and Riedel.

NewTek 

TalkShow VS-100 is a video calling production system designed for television studios and live event producers. Enhance every Skype video call with video and audio enhancements to deliver a great production to your audience. TalkShow VS-100 offers these unique benefits:

  • Fully integrated DanteTM audio support
  • Full- bandwidth call recording 
  • Manual and auto color correction controls.
  • One-click, talk-back communication between operator and caller
  • Tally notification to indicate when calls are off the air

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The Quicklink TX

The integration of high quality live Skype video calls for news reporting, entertainment shows and other live broadcasting events has never been easier. The Quicklink TX enables professional  reception and transmission of Skype video calls through an SDI and HDMI interface. The Quicklink TX transceiver easily integrates into your current workflow. It offers the most cost effective option and ensures optimal quality video calls in a fully controlled environment. Key features include:

  • Professional SD/HD SDI input/output
  • Additional HDMI and analogue video input/output
  • The Quicklink Contributor cloud and app help you to post a job and connect in an instant with millions of contributors worldwide
  •  Video/audio quality optimisation with Bondio, optional bonding technology for network bandwidth enhancement
  • Skype TX controller software to manage multiple transceivers from the same interface
  •  Ultra-low delay for instantaneous 2 way video/audio contributions
  • High-quality Dante™ and Livewire+™ AES67 Audio over I.P supported

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Riedel

The STX-200 runs the Skype TX software and is fully compatible with standard free Skype clients and therefore it integrates seamlessly any Skype user worldwide into the broadcast environment. 

  • 19” low depth, 1RU dimension
  • (HD-) SDI Full Duplex In-/Output
  • Balanced and Embedded Audio In-/Output
  • AES67 (optional)
  • GPI In/Output
  • Genlock Input
  • Skype TX Control Software, to manage all STX-200 units within user’s network

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