Audinate Powers Skype TX with NewTek and QuickLink

Two new Audinate partners are releasing products that use Dante audio over IP to connect Skype TX to broadcasts. NewTek is using Dante Virtual Soundcard to deliver flawless digital audio from Skype to Dante-enabled products from hundreds of manufacturers while Quicklink Video Distribution Services Ltd has announced a strategic partnership with Audinate The partnership enhances the Microsoft Skype TX experience delivered through the Quicklink TX product by adding in Dante Audio over IP connectivity.

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Audinate Brings Dante to NewTek’s TalkShow
Audinate, developers of the industry-leading Dante™ media networking solution, and NewTek, makers of cutting-edge tools for audio/video production, have joined forces to bring high performance network audio to the NewTek TalkShow video calling production system.  NewTek is using Dante Virtual Soundcard to deliver flawless digital audio from Skype to Dante-enabled products from hundreds of manufacturers. The software will be pre-installed on every TalkShow unit, enabling instant connectivity via a standard Ethernet port.

Dante media networking software now integrated with Skype TX and NewTek TalkShow

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With TalkShow, any television or live video producer can easily reach 300+ million connected Skype users and incorporate them as guest speakers into live programs with full-frame Skype video calls. This new collaboration with Audinate will enable broadcasters to distribute digital audio throughout the facilities over IP. Rather than relying upon noise- and loss-prone analog cables, Dante keeps audio in the digital domain, allowing Skype calls to be routed to Dante-enabled AV equipment anywhere in a production facility with the highest quality. Connections are made with standard Ethernet cables, either one-to-one or over an existing IP network.  Because Dante is a true network solution, powerful new workflows may be created for many devices at one time with unparalleled flexibility, live or in post.

Dante is a complete, reliable solution for high-performance audio distribution over standard IP networks, supporting hundreds of simultaneous channels of uncompressed audio with ultra-low latency and sub-microsecond synchronization accuracy. Dante provides manufacturers and users alike with a full suite of tools and capabilities for full plug-and-play operation, including automatic device discovery, software-based signal routing, and complete integration with PCs. Over 190 manufacturers now support Dante, allowing true interoperability across an incredibly wide range of products in broadcast, live sound, recording and commercial installations.

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"Dante Virtual Soundcard brings powerful new capabilities to TalkShow without requiring special ports or hardware," says Michael Kornet, Executive Vice President of Business Development at NewTek. "With this exciting addition in TalkShow, our customers get a tremendous audio workflow without the complexity or resources normally needed.”

"NewTek is doing great things to make media production fast and seamless with TalkShow," echoes Lee Ellison, CEO of Audinate. "Dante Virtual Soundcard extends high quality digital audio to the tremendous range of Dante-enabled audio products. TalkShow users will be able to create workflows that were previously unimaginable, for higher quality shows with less effort."

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Quicklink TX Integrates Dante Audio IP Technology
Quicklink Video Distribution Services Ltd has announced a strategic partnership with Audinate.  The partnership enhances the Microsoft Skype TX experience delivered through the Quicklink TX product by adding in Dante Audio over IP connectivity. Quicklink TX is a professional hardware solution powered by Skype TX software. Quicklink TX allows broadcasters, producers, engineers and studio managers to seamlessly manage Skype video/audio for broadcast without the need to scan convert from a PC. 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.

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Quicklink TX will ship with Dante Virtual Soundcard software pre-installed, allowing broadcaster to easily route high-quality digital audio streams over a standard IP distribution network throughout their production facility to other connected Dante enabled equipment.

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Dante is a complete, reliable solution for high-performance audio distribution over standard IP networks, supporting hundreds of simultaneous channels of uncompressed audio with ultra-low latency and sub-microsecond synchronization accuracy. Dante provides manufacturers and users alike with a full suite of tools and capabilities for full plug-and-play operation, including automatic device discovery, software-based signal routing, and complete integration with PCs. Over 190 manufacturers now support Dante, allowing true interoperability across an incredibly wide range of products in broadcast, live sound, recording and commercial installations.

“Inclusion of the Dante technology ensures that the Quicklink TX will be able to elevate the audio quality to a professional grade, allowing producers, technical directors, writers and editors to enrich their broadcast and media programming experience through the Skype software,” explains Bethan Hill, head of sales and development at Quicklink.

“We are excited to partner with Quicklink on their Skype TX product,” explains Lee Ellison, Audinate CEO.  “Dante’s audio over IP technology is quickly becoming the leader in the broadcast industry, and this partnership will ensure that broadcasters get the highest quality digital audio throughout the entire audio stream.”

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About NewTek
NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications—to virtually any venue where people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses, faster than ever before.
Clients include: Pinewood Studios, Arsenal TV, Derby County FC, Mustard TV, 3xScreen Media, “The X Factor,” New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100.

About Quicklink
Headquartered in the UK, Quicklink are the leading global provider for cost effective, high quality broadcast solutions in the fields of news, sport, entertainment and corporate media and provides over 400 TV stations with software and hardware IP solutions for the transmission of live and edited video. Our solutions are the best available for achieving superb video and audio quality from low speed connections or unstable internet connections. Our solutions enable broadcasters, militaries and emergency services to choose a solution that best suit their specific needs and the daily challenges encountered. Optimization of available bandwidth using our advanced software and enhanced codec means that outstanding results can be achieved from a variety of available network connections.

About Audinate
Audinate revolutionizes AV systems to enable our customers to thrive in a networked world. Audinate’s Dante media networking technology has been adopted by the leading OEM manufacturers and has become the standard and dominant networking technology in the professional audio/visual industry. Dante is used extensively for live performance events, commercial installation, broadcast, recording and production, and communications systems. Audinate offices are located in US, United Kingdom and Australia. Visit www.audinate.com for the latest news and information on the company. Dante is Digital Media Networking Perfected.

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