Straight Arrow News chooses Quicklink Studio to incorporate contributors from around the world

Quicklink recently announced that Straight Arrow News has chosen Quicklink Studio (ST55) to gather guest contributions from around the world.

Straight Arrow News are a digital news start-up dedicated to providing journalism. During the building of their infrastructure, Straight Arrow News required that contributions solution integrated into their existing video switchers and production systems.

“Initially we were going to build a solution around consumer video conferencing platforms. However after discovering Quicklink, we instantly learnt the advantages and flexibility of the Quicklink Studio solution” said Chris Childs, Director of Operations at Straight Arrow News.

The Quicklink Studio works within a web browser. Contributors can be invited via SMS, WhatsApp, email or by generating a simple URL link. From the Quicklink Manager, an operator is able to remotely control and configure the contributor’s device camera, microphone and speaker settings.

“Having used other methods of introducing remote contributions, usually a humungous amount of time and resource is taken to prepare and direct remote guests to go live. Quicklink’s Assisted Invite feature saves time and resources by automatically testing, guiding, and preparing our guests to go live – it’s a huge time-saver” added Chris.

The Assisted Invite feature within Quicklink Studio is a workflow that ensures quality from contributors. Through a series of instruction screens, the contributor is prepared, set-up and tested to go into a live environment. As part of the steps, that person is guided through enabling access to their camera/microphone, configuring their camera, microphone and speaker, and troubleshooting.

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