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

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

Quicklink TX, a broadcast quality solution for Skype, has been tested and approved under Inmarsat’s Certified Application Partner programme

23 March 2015: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, 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.” 

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.

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About Inmarsat CAP

As part of our CAP (Certified Applications Partner) programme, Inmarsat works with a number of solutions providers to ensure that their products are not only compatible with our network, but provide our network users with effective, customer-focused solutions that offer genuine business benefits, whether they’re using the network for voice, broadband, machine to machine connectivity or all three. Only individual solutions approved by Inmarsat are endorsed with the Inmarsat Certified logo.

About Quicklink

Quicklink Video Distribution Services Ltd is the leading global provider for cost effective, high quality broadcast solutions in the fields of news, sport, entertainment and corporate media. Our solutions offer the best in class for achieving superb video and audio quality even from slow internet connections. Optimisation of available bandwidth means that outstanding results can be achieved from a variety of connections such as WiFi or 3G/4G networks.



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