Skype TX – A Version for TV Broadcasters
Microsoft stated back in April that Skype TX would be available in the coming year. Microsoft official Bryan Steele in a blog post recently “With Skype TX, program producers can connect Skype users and easily integrate them directly into their production environment. We’re able to bring a new dimension to their production and help create and inspire a brand new generation of media moments.” Bryan Steele also announced the new hardware partners NewTek, Quicklink and Riedel.
So what does Skype TX do? It lets producers add full-frame Skype video and audio via HD-SDI (high definition serial digital interface) formats, integrate the Skype elements with the broadcast workflow and handle multiple, simultaneous Skype calls via a management console, as well as monitor and adjust the quality and settings of Skype feeds, sounds awesome!.
Its integration with its enterprise unified communications server counterpart Lync will give Skype a bigger role in business communications. Overall, Skype TX is part of the broader initiative to increase and improve usage of Skype in today’s media.
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