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Inmarsat teams up with Quicklink to deliver broadcast quality Skype over BGAN



23 March 2015

Inmarsat is pleased to announce that, in collaboration with Quicklink, the Quicklink TX solution has been certified and approved for use over the Inmarsat network as part of its Inmarsat Certified Applications (CAP) programme.


Quicklink TX is a powerful solution that delivers professional broadcast quality output when using Skype over Inmarsat’s BGAN network. Quicklink TX’s fully integrated hardware and software solution is easy to use and allows broadcasters, producers, engineers and studio managers to seamlessly manage Skype video/audio for broadcast purposes. When combined with Inmarsat’s reliable global network, video content can be created and distributed via the Skype solution from anywhere in the world. 


The appointment of Quicklink TX as an Inmarsat CAP solution is part of Inmarsat’s ongoing strategy to deliver innovative solutions by establishing powerful and trusted relationships with applications and solution providers.


Exposing our network to a wider group of technology partners creates an environment of innovation that will lead to tailored solutions for our Enterprise sectors.” Said Nadeem Khan, Head of Enterprise Applications Enablement, Market Strategy and Development, Inmarsat. “Quicklink TX is a perfect example of a solution that, when combined with our network, adds significant value for our customers”.


“For media specifically, we want to develop solutions that support traditional newsgathering applications, while also acting as a catalyst for new ideas,” Said Martin Turner, Director of Media, Enterprise Market Strategy and Development, Inmarsat. “The key driver is to deliver solutions over our seamless, global network that enable media organisations to create and distribute content in new and innovative ways.”


Although Quicklink TX was designed specifically for the media sector, having the solution certified over Inmarsat’s global network extends the market reach for this type of solution in other Enterprise sectors as well such as Aid, eHealth, eLearning and Energy.


“We are delighted that Quicklink TX is now an Inmarsat Certified Application, said Richard Rees, CEO of Quicklink.  “We are really excited to further strengthen our relationship with Inmarsat, and to open up more opportunities in developing new and innovative solutions together across multiple Enterprise sectors.”