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Straight Arrow News choose Quicklink Studio (ST55) to easily integrate high-quality, remote guest contribution into existing workflows

Mon 21, 03 2022

Straight Arrow News, a digital news outlet for unbiased journalism, have chosen Quicklink Studio (ST55) to gather high-quality, remote guest contributions from around the world.

Founded in June 2021, Straight Arrow News are a digital news start-up dedicated to providing fair, factual, and unbiased journalism. During the building of their infrastructure, Straight Arrow News required a solution for gathering high-quality contributions with smooth integration into their existing video switchers and production systems.

Initially we were going to build a solution around consumer video conferencing platforms. However, after discovering Quicklink, we instantly learnt the advantages and flexibility of the Quicklink Studio solution” said Chris Childs, Director of Operations at Straight Arrow News.

Chris, a director with over 40 years’ experience working for the largest TV stations across United States, added; “With Quicklink Studio we are able to bring 8 remote guests into a discussion in high-quality, have complete remote management over all guests while the guests receive a program feed with automatic mix-minus – it is exactly what we needed

The Quicklink Studio (ST55) solution works within a simple web browser, with no apps or software installs required by the contributor. Contributors can be invited via SMS, WhatsApp, email or by generating a simple URL link. From the Quicklink Manager, an operator can remotely control and configure the contributor’s device camera, microphone and speaker settings.

“Having used other methods of introducing remote contributions, usually a humungous amount of time and resource is taken to prepare and direct remote guests to go live. Quicklink’s Assisted Invite feature saves time and resources by automatically testing, guiding, and preparing our guests to go live – it’s a huge time-saver” added Chris.

The Assisted Invite feature within Quicklink Studio (ST55) is a step-by-step workflow that ensures you get the most out of your contributors. Through a series of instruction screens, your contributor is fully prepared, set-up and tested to go into a live environment. As part of the steps, your contributor is guided through enabling access to their camera/microphone, configuring their camera, microphone and speaker, and troubleshooting. The contributor also runs through a quick test call to check their network status and that they have the recommended upload speed needed.

For more information on Quicklink ST55 click here, and for more information on the Quicklink Manager click here.

For more information on Straight Arrow News, click here.

About Quicklink

Quicklink, headquartered in the UK, supply over 800 companies with award-winning software and hardware IP solutions for the transmission of live and edited video. As Emmy Award and Queen’s Award for Innovation winners, Quicklink are proud to have been recognised for the solutions we develop on a global scale.

About Straight Arrow News

Straight Arrow News, based in Nebraska, is a digital news outlet committed to fair, factual and unbiased journalism. Straight Arrow News go beyond the day’s headlines, offering context and perspective to make the news make sense. Straight Arrow News filter out the spin and noise to provide viewers with insight needed to make up their mind. From politics and the economy to pop culture and sports, Straight Arrow News’ primary job is to let viewers know what’s happening in the world on any given day at any given moment.

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