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Inmarsat partners Quicklink to deliver broadcast quality Skype over BGAN

Zafirah Salim | March 25, 2015
Quicklink TX, a broadcast quality solution for Skype, has been tested and approved under Inmarsat’s Certified Application Partner programme.

Mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat announced yesterday that it has appointed Quicklink TX as an Inmarsat Certified Applications Programme (CAP) solution.

Called Quicklink TX, this solution delivers broadcast quality output when using Skype over Inmarsat's BGAN network.

Quicklink TX's fully integrated hardware and software solution allows broadcasters, producers, engineers and studio managers to seamlessly manage Skype video and audio for broadcast purposes. When combined with Inmarsat's global network, video content can be created and distributed via the Skype solution from anywhere in the world. 

"For media specifically, we want to develop solutions that support traditional newsgathering applications, while also acting as a catalyst for new ideas," said Martin Turner, Director of Media, Enterprise Market Strategy and Development, Inmarsat. "The key driver is to deliver solutions over our seamless, global network that enables media organisations to create and distribute content in new and innovative ways."

Although Quicklink TX was designed specifically for the media sector, having the solution certified over Inmarsat's global network extends the market reach for this type of solution in other enterprise sectors as well such as Aid, eHealth, eLearning and Energy.


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