The Quicklink TX

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The Quicklink TX

Description 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 designed in partnership with Microsoft is a video call management system. It enables professional reception and transmission of Skype video calls through an SDI and HDMI interface. As the Quicklink TX can receive from and send to any video-enabled device running Skype, this provides broadcasters unrivalled access to millions of connected Skype users.

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.

  • Description

The Quicklink TX designed in partnership with Microsoft is a video call management system. It enables professional reception and transmission of Skype video calls through an SDI and HDMI interface. As the Quicklink TX can receive from and send to any video-enabled device running Skype, this provides broadcasters unrivalled access to millions of connected Skype users.

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.

TX Specifications  
Bondio Network Enhancer Technology 
Optional bonding software for Skype contributors using Windows 8.1.
Bondio combines an unlimited number of internet connections to increase network bandwidth speed.
This guarantees a more reliable connection, for an improved quality video/audio transmission.
The data is split and transmitted through multiple tunnels for added security.
The Forward Error Correction compensates for data packet loss and data errors
SDI Video Input/Output*
1 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4 / 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K.
Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4
Analog Video Input/Output 
1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x Composite, 1 x S-Video.
Component supports HD and SD / 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x Composite, 1 x S-Video, 1 x SD-SDI.
Component supports HD and SD
HDMI Video Input/Output 1 x HDMI type A connector / 1 x HDMI type A connector
SDI Audio Input/Output
16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K. 8 Channels embedded in SD / 16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K.
8 Channels embedded in SD
Analogue Audio Input/Output
4 Channels balanced analog audio via 1/4″ jack connectors or
XLR / 4 Channels of balanced analogue audio via 1/4” jack connectors or XLR
HDMI Audio Input/Output 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD, 4K / 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD, 4K
AES/EBU Audio Input/Output
2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter / 2 Channels unbalanced.
Analog  outputs 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs for audio 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 output.
This provides a total of 6 AES/ EBU output audio channels when using this feature
Genlock / Sync Input*
Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or
Tri-Sync in any HD, 2K or 4K format
Dante™ Livewire+™ AES67 Audio Networking 
Integrated Dante™ and Livewire+™ AES67 audio support,
allowing integration with other audio devices that use these IP Protocols
IFB Return Audio   Switchable between 3 sources
Single and Multi-Call  Management The free Skype TX controller software controls single and multi-units on local network
Group calling The Quicklink TX supports group calling when used with additional third party hardware
Skype Watermark Ability via a checkbox to enable the Skype Watermark on video output
Networking 1 x Gigabit Network Port, 1 x Gigabit Network Port with engineering channel for access
Software  Windows Embedded 8.1, Skype TX Client software, Skype TX controller Software
Local/Remote Display Local : 1 x Display-Port, 1 x DVI-D, 1 x HDMI / Remote Desktop control via a web browser
Tally Customisable option
CPU  4th generation i7 Quad Core
Graphics Intel HD4600 GPU
Memory 8 GB
MicroLCD Touch screen 2.4” True to Life colours
Storage  120 GB mSATA SSD industrial hard drive
Communications ports 2 x RS232
Other inputs  2 x USB 3.0 Ports, 2 x USB 2.0 Ports
PSU 100-240V. 3 Pin IEC Power Slot
Size and weight 
1U rack mounted L 10.5” x W 19” x H 1.75” – 3.9kg