NewTek VS-100 TalkShow Video Calling System SKU: # newtek-vs-100-talkshow-video-calling-system MFR: # NT-TSVS-100MS-A
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Delivery in 3 weeks

Product Highlights

- 1-in, 1-out HD-SDI connections - Industry-standard XLR and SDI-embedded audio - Professional audio tools, auto color, and proc amp controls - Space-saving 1RU rack mount

Price : RM 21,870.00 excl.GST

You Pay : RM 21,870.00 excl.GST

Delivery in 3 weeks

Skype provides a great way for guests and correspondents to remote in to a live broadcasts, unfortunately relying on consumer hardware is fraught with glitches and interruptions. Packaged neatly within a 1RU rackmountable frame, the VS-100 TalkShow Video Calling System from NewTek is a bespoke computer running Skype TX software that is purpose-built for integrating Skype calls into live TV/Web broadcasts. It features dual Ethernet ports for TriCaster and 3Play users plus HD-SDI video in and out as well as balanced XLR audio in and out for hardware-based switchers. Quality settings and scaling are handled within the built-in software, helping eliminate many of the artifacts and aspect ratio issues encountered when simply scan-converting the output of a computer. It also features controls for tweaking the caller’s audio, helping ensure both picture and sound are up to broadcast requirements.

Apart from quality, the VS-100 mitigates other pitfalls associated with relying on normal Skype software and consumer computers for critical live applications. In particular, interruptions from other calls, personal data getting mingled in by accident, or IT related problems such as the software freezing or crashing. And in case something goes wrong on the caller’s end, there is an option to automatically cutaway to a user-defined still image until a good quality signal is restored or the director is able to cut to a new subject.

Key Benefits

Works with Any Skype User
Record on-air conversations with anyone, anywhere in the world who has a Skype account or can download the Skype client
Eliminate the Satellite Truck
Have correspondents “phone” in their reports over Skype to eliminate the need for a broadcast truck or rental of studio space with a satellite link
Works Like Any Video Source
Add behind-the scenes technical quality control to call audio and video, just like any in-studio production source
Get Higher Quality Results
Avoid the conversion loss, aspect-ratio squashing, and video artifacts of using desktop video with scan converters
Reliability of a Dedicated Professional Solution
  • Avoid the risk of consumer-technology glitches, call interruptions, or computer crashes on the receiving end
  • Reduce the risks associated with mixing personal communication applications with professional systems
  • Remove the unexpected interruptions of conventional software, OS, firewall, and IT policies that make it inconvenient to air video calls from traditional laptops and computer screens
Hardware Video Input 1 x HD-SDI with embedded audio
Hardware Video Output 1 x HD-SDI with embedded audio
Hardware Audio Input 1 x embedded SDI audio
2 x Balanced XLR (Line)
Hardware Audio Output 1 x embedded SDI audio
2 x Balanced XLR (Line)
IP Networking Integrated NewTek Network Device Interface (NDI™) technology enabling transmission of A/V input and output signals over IP between TalkShow and other supported systems, including TriCaster®, 3Play™, and a range of third-party solutions
Dante Audio Networking Integrated Dante audio support, enabling TalkShow to interface with other audio devices utilizing the Dante networking protocol from Audinate
Call Recording Supports full-bandwidth recording of call video and audio (optionally including return audio on separate channels) to external USB 3.0 or SAN storage
Video Effect Controls Fully configurable color correction settings for incoming and outgoing video signals, including white balance, proc amp controls and auto color
Audio Effect Controls Fully configurable settings for incoming and outgoing audio signals, including gain control, seven-band equalizer and compressor/limiter
Talk Back Supports direct, off-air communication between operator and remote caller via headset (optionally configurable for control via external GPI trigger)
Call Management
  • Direct mouse and keyboard USB interface required
  • Supports multi-channel Skype TX call management over local network via Skype TX Controller application in multi-unit installation
Local Monitoring
  • DVI and HDMI monitor ports for connecting external user interface display (Minimum monitor resolution 1600×1050)
  • Stereo 1/4″ phone jack for local audio monitoring
  • Front-mounted RGB video preview display with tally support
  • Full-motion input and output video previews within user interface
  • Audio VU metering configurable for dBFS, dBU and dBVU
Output Video Formats Configurable call video output resolution and frame rate, with support for NTSC and PAL formats

  • 1080i – 25, 29.97, 30
  • 1080p – 23.98, 24
  • 720p – 50, 59.94, 60
  • 1080i (4:3 anamorphic) – 25, 29.97, 30
  • 720p (4:3 anamorphic) – 50, 59.94, 60
  • 576i (16:9 or 4:3) – 25
  • 480i (16:9 or 4:3) – 29.97
Return Video Formats Configurable return video input resolution and frame rate, with support for NTSC and PAL formats (available selections vary depending on output video format selected)

  • 1080i – 29.97, 25
  • 1080p – 30, 30 PsF, 24, 24 (Telecine), 25, 25 PsF
  • 720p – 30, 25, 24
  • 576i (16:9 or 4:3) – 25
  • 480i (16:9 or 4:3) – 29.97
Watermark Integrated support for displaying Skype logo watermark on output
Tally
  • Supports hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector or network tally via NDI
  • Optionally display customizable tally overlay on return signal
GPI HD15 GPI connector
Reference
  • Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
  • +4dBU audio reference level
Software Microsoft Windows Embedded 8.1, Skype TX control software, and TalkShow control software
CPU 4th Generation i7 Quad-Core
Graphics Intel HD4600 GPU
Memory 8Gb
Storage 120Gb internal SSD
Processing Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point
Standards HD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 292M
SD-SDI video conforms to SMPTE 259M
Network Dual gigabit Ethernet NIC supporting Skype TX call transmission, NDI transmission to and from supported systems, Dante audio networking, and local network traffic
Fail-Safe
  • Multi-tiered fail-safe system
  • Automatic failover to audio transmission with caller snapshot when bandwidth falls below operator-defined preset value
  • Comprehensive system restore operation
System Physical 1RU Rack Mount with 180W power supply (110-220V external; 12V internal)

  • 19.0 x 1.75 x 16.75 in (48.3 x 4.5 x 42.5 cm) with rack ears attached
  • 14 lbs (6.4 kg)

 

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