FOX News Channel has selected the Quicklink Skype TX solution for news poll interviews on the American election programme Fox with Friends with Former US Chief of Staff John Sununu.
The Quicklink Skype TX is a compact touchscreen 1U rack mount or desktop unit that enables professional reception or transmission of Skype calls through the SDI/HDMI interface. FOX used the Quicklink Skype TX to transmit high two-way video and audio from a remote office location back to a Quicklink Skype TX in the TV station.
One new feature for the Quicklink Skype TX solution is a network enhancer called Bondio, which bonds a combination of Internet connections, such as DSL connections, together. This allows broadcasters to use the solution even when they have lossy networks.