In 2018 as part of the Schools’ Broadcast Series, Ravensbourne University London have been using the Quicklink TX to facilitate live studio question and answer sessions between school pupils and actors of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). The RSC is one of the most high-profile theatre companies in the UK.
The Quicklink Skype TX designed in partnership with the Microsoft Skype team, is a video call management system. It is a transceiver that enables professional reception and transmission of multiple Skype video calls through SDI inputs/outputs and HDMI interface. As the Quicklink Skype TX can receive from and send to any Skype user it provides global access to millions of Skype users to broadcast as HD outputs.
As part of the performances, students took part in interactive activities as well as a Macbeth production which was broadcast to an audience of over 220,000 students. “The Quicklink TX has allowed students to gain invaluable experience of integrating IP equipment into a live broadcast environment.” said Richard Manning, Ravensbourne’s Associate Senior Lecturer in Broadcast Technology.
“Quicklink gives our students the tools to increase interactivity within their productions. Our production and broadcast students are really excited to be able to produce professional level studio content,” said Martyn Gates, Programme Leader – Digital Television.