Signature introduces Quicklink Studio for connecting remote presenters into virtual events
Like most organisations, the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) cancelled its yearly meeting and had a requirement to connect 4,000 members worldwide for a multi-day virtual meeting. Atlanta-based technical agency 3D-TD contracted Signature to broadcast the General Sessions through one of their ten virtual control rooms. For this event, Signature used Quicklink Studio and Quicklink ST102s to connect bi-directional audio and video to Singapore, Denver, Oklahoma City, Fort Worth and Las Vegas, all through their facility outside of Chicago.
Dave Schwarz, Owner of Signature Production Group said:
“Quicklink is our ‘top shelf’ solution for connecting remote presenters. We needed it to be as easy as possible, secure, high-quality, and 100% reliable. It checks off all of those boxes and is our ‘go to’ when our clients can afford the best connection method possible.”
Dave continued, “When we bought our first handful of [Quicklink’s] ST102’s we thought that they’d be used exclusively for connecting to keynote presenters, celebrities, and C-level speakers. But after one use, every producer wants to use them for their future productions. We have 32 now, but we’ll continue to add more--they are the perfect tool for the job!”
Joel Paige, General Manager of Signature Production Group added, “At first, it looked like the product we were looking for didn’t exist due to our simultaneous use of NDI video and Dante audio. But the Quicklink developers stepped up and customized a solution that fit our workflow perfectly. The collaborative relationship between our companies has been a big part of the key to the success we’ve had with the Quicklink solutions”
Quicklink, headquartered in the UK, supply over 800 companies with award-winning software and hardware IP solutions for the transmission of live and edited video. As Emmy Award and Queen’s Award for Innovation winners, Quicklink are proud to have been recognised for the solutions we develop on a global scale.
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Key Code Media are an AV, broadcast, and post-production systems integrator, with offices in with offices in Los Angeles, Newport Beach, San Francisco, New York, Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit and Seattle. Key Code Media approach complex projects with a high-touch customer service focus, ensuring equipment is delivered, installed, and adopted by a customer successfully.
Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, Signature Production Group was started as a live event company providing audio, video, lighting and staging solutions for business meetings and conventions. In March of 2020, Signature formed a new division of the company to handle virtual events. Since business travel and meetings had all been cancelled, clients needed broadcast solutions for their sales meetings, awards ceremonies, training events and more.