Deploying studio-in-a-box solutions is a novel way through which businesses have been able to maintain remote contributions for high-profile client events and productions. Sotheby’s is one recent example, with the auction house employing an ST500 studio-in-a-box unit from Quicklink to run an auction across three different time zones.
AV and broadcast technology provider, Anna Valley, has announced that it has adopted the ST500 as part of its offering, with Quicklink’s studio-in-a-box range helping the company to deliver professional live streams and broadcasts during lockdown.
The ST500 portable unit contains a Panasonic PTZ camera, in-built lighting, LCD touchscreen and audio interface. The camera, lights and audio can be controlled remotely from any Chrome Browser using the Quicklink Manager Portal to ensure the highest quality, in frame broadcast content is received.
“The Quicklink ST500s have been rock solid for us, with no connection issues and are so easy to set up,” said David Mitchell, technical manager at Anna Valley. “They have been despatched all over the world and even users with no experience can power them up in order for us to remotely configure them once online. The video and audio quality surpass the competition and the system allows easy access for us to control all the important parameters needed to get the best from the system.”
Anna Valley has also adopted the ST55 to “implement high-quality contributions into productions from any desktop or mobile device from a simple web browser”.
Ben Macrow, project manager at Anna Valley, added: “The ST55 solution is a great alternative to the ST500, allowing us to connect to almost anyone, anywhere in the world, even when physical equipment delivery is impossible. Most importantly, the solution allows us to still have some control over the presenters video and audio device, and because it is a web based solution there is no difference to the user experience whether they are using a PC, Mac or mobile device. This enables us to choose the best settings and get the most out of the participants device without them having to have any prior knowledge of the system ”.