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Quicklink Video supports first NSPCC/DEC expedition to K2

David Tait, an NSPCC Trustee and one of the charity's most inspiring fundraisers, has climbed Mount Everest five times in aid of the NSPCC. David has raised over £1,000,000 from his previous climbs, and is aiming for a single target of £1,000,000 for the 2015 K2 mission.  Quicklink will be supporting the mission with the use of Quicklink Mac Store and Forward software transmitting high quality video/audio to the Discovery Channel.

David will be using the Quicklink Software LNG Mac Store & Forward and Inmarsat BGAN HDR in order to send recorded media back to the Discovery Channel. The Quicklink software is a simple to use solution that can be used from remote locations, even on mountain tops. The software supports both Standard and High Definition inputs and works seamlessly with editing packages such as Avid Media Composer. An audio only option and an option for raw uncompressed files to be transmitted back from the field are new additional options.

 Quicklink provided David the transmission software back in 2013 when he climbed Mount Everest for an impressive fifth time and for the first time, without oxygen. David says " The Quicklink team worked brilliantly with the NSPCC and the software was incredible. We used the software to compress and send the video back to HQ and to the web." David explains the benefits of using the software;  “Even for someone without a technical background I was still able to easily use the software and achieve fantastic results. Excellent Quicklink support made the overall experience very professional.” Quicklink's mission is to provide easy to use software and hardware solutions that enables professional broadcast media.

Over the years Quicklink has been the solution of choice for numerous broadcasters who have used the technology for various high profile projects from around the world .The software was used during the Marathon des Sables - a grueling, 256km, 6 day race in the south-Moroccan desert - recently completed by the British 71 year old, Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

David leaves for K2 on the 13th June, arriving at base camp for the 21st June. The next 3-4 weeks will be spent acclimatising and performing various climbs, including the Broad Peak Mountain. David plans to send back as much video as possible documenting his journey, “Every video transmission will be sent via the Quicklink Store and Forward Software.”