Wuppertal, Germany— Eleven Sports Network Singapore is using a new STX-200 unit from Riedel Communications to create an interactive experience for fans throughout its broadcasts of football matches. The STX-200 broadcast-grade professional interfaces allow Eleven Sports Network to bring any Skype user at any match venue into the professional broadcast. As a result, the broadcaster can leverage unique user-generated content to further engage local fans in the excitement of the event.
Built on the professional Skype TX client developed by Microsoft, the STX-200 provides features and control options tailored to broadcast production. Enclosed within a ruggedized housing, the system features professional video interfaces including an SDI (SD/HD) input and SDI (SD/HD) output with a sync input, broadcast-grade audio interfaces including a two-channel, balanced analog audio XLR input and output, and SDI embedded audio. The STX-200 also features two Gigabit Ethernet connections, user-interface connection via two Display Ports, USB ports for accessories, and GPIs.