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  • Posted By Andrew Zarian
  • September 12, 2014

IBC is happening over in Amsterdam this week and already there is some very interesting news coming out of the Skype camp. It was announced that Skype TX is partnering with Newtek, Quicklink and Riedel. Skype TX is 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.


Some of the features in Skype TX

  • Seamlessly adding full-frame Skype video and audio via SDI
  • Optimizing the experience for the broadcast workflow
  • Being cost effective for use in studio and outside broadcast integration
  • Operating in a dynamic environment, including call handling management for multiple, simultaneous Skype calls on one management interface, plus operator previews, auto fall back to still and call quality monitoring

Newtek has already listed its hardware solution on its website. The Talkshow VS-100 is expected to ship in Q4 2014 and is available to order now at a special introductory price of $3,995 USMSRP, which will remain in effect through November 26, 2014. We do not know what the price will be currently


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