TalkShow Skype-TX
  • TalkShow Skype-TX
  • TalkShow Skype-TX
  • NewTek TalkShow - Rear Connections
  • TalkShow Skype - User Interface
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MSRP: $3,995.00
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  • This product has been discontinued by the manufacturer.
  • It was replaced with the TalkShow VS-4000 (which provides for many additional Skype callers).
  • Broadcast-style video from regular Skype calls
  • Access to 300 million monthly connected Skype users
  • Distraction-free conversations, with no on-screen interruptions­
  • Industry-standard 1RU chassis and HD-SDI I/O ­
  • Video and audio over IP­
  • Real-time video production tools
  • Audio quality enhancement
  • Full-bandwidth call recording
  • Sold by, Inc., a NewTek Authorized Reseller
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Item # TSVS-100
Mfr # FG-000874-R001

NewTek TalkShow VS-100

If you’re a broadcaster, live production pro, or event producer who wants to include more experts, interviews, and correspondents in your program, you no longer have to spend big budgets on live shots, truck uplinks and heavily equipped video crews—or waste time coordinating on-location interviews and low-quality phone recordings. Millions of remote guests for your show are now just a video call away.

NewTek TalkShow, the turnkey solution that delivers live Skype video calls in broadcast-ready, full-frame HD, is the only video calling production system that integrates everything you need for professional-grade video calling into a single interface in your control room­ leaving your host to focus on the conversation, and leaving nothing to chance in the field.

But TalkShow does more than just connect great-looking Skype calls. It allows you to transform every call with a complete set of studio-grade capabilities, enhancing behind-the-scenes control and communication and allowing the operator to refine call picture and sound quality with professional tools—just like any other in-studio source.

People are talking. Join the conversation.

NewTek TalkShow VS-100 Skype Update Video.

Broadcast-style video from regular Skype calls

with automatic aspect ratio conversion and balanced audio—and without requiring a scan converter

Access to 300 million monthly connected Skype users

and anyone else who downloads and signs up for the standard desktop client on any supported device

Distraction-free conversations, with no on-screen interruptions­

such as pop-ups, ads or dialog boxes. Unlike consumer calling software, TalkShow keeps technical management separate from face-to-face communication

Industry-standard 1RU chassis and HD-SDI I/O

with embedded audio for streamlined, single- or multi­unit installation and integration into any established switcher workflow

Video and audio over IP

with built-in AirSend technology to network with TriCaster or 3Play, plus fully integrated Dante audio support

Real-time video production tools

including proc amp controls and auto color correction to adjust image attributes, compensate for lighting conditions, and enhance call video quality

Audio quality enhancement

with built-in compressor/limiter tools, gain control, graphic equalizer, and VU metering to maintain consistent call volume and prevent audio clipping

Full-bandwidth call recording

to external USB 3.0 or SAN storage for post production, archive, or delayed use

NewTek TalkShow VS-100 Specifications

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)

AirSend Networking

Integrated NewTek AirSend technology enabling network transmission of
A/V input and output signals between TalkShow and other supported systems, including TriCaster, 3Play and select third-party partner 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

Call Management

  • Direct mouse and keyboard USB interface required for Skype TX call management in single-unit installation (single-caller)
  • Supports Skype TX call management over local network via Skype TX Control application in multi-unit installation (multi-caller)

Local Monitoring

  • DVI and HDMI monitor ports for connecting external user interface display
  • 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


Integrated support for displaying Skype logo watermark on output


  • Supports hardware tally via HD15 GPI connector or network tally via NewTek AirSend
  • Optionally display customizable tally overlay on return signal


HD15 GPI connector


  • Genlock input supporting SD (Bi-level) or HD (Tri-level) reference signals
  • +4dBU audio reference level


Windows Embedded 8.1, Skype TX Client software, and TalkShow control software


4th Generation i7 Quad-Core


Intel HD4600 GPU




120Gb internal SSD


Video: 4:4:4:4, 32-bit Floating Point
Audio: 4 channels, 96 kHz, 32-bit Floating Point


Dual gigabit Ethernet NIC supporting Skype TX call transmission, AirSend signals to and from supported systems, Dante audio networking, and local network traffic


  • 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)

Subject to change without notice.

NewTek TalkShow VS-100 -vs- Skype Desktop Comparison

With TalkShow
Without TalkShow

If you need callers to identify when their call is selected as the on-air source, only NewTek TalkShow makes it possible. Built-in tally is also visible to operators at-a-glance and downstream TDs (in NewTek TriCaster and 3Play environments), reducing chances for on-air mistakes

Callers have no built-in visual indication to notify them when their call is the on-air source. External tally configuration and components required to communicate on-air status of calls for in-studio personnel


Only TalkShow allows call manager to independently adjust incoming and outgoing audio signals using built-in gain control, graphic equalizer and compressor/limiter for the highest-quality sound, and embeds SDI on both input and output

Without embedded SDI on output, and no on-board tools to independently manage audio, installation and cabling are more complex - and board operator will have to ride levels

Capture calls with one-click, full-bandwidth recording onto external USB 3.0 or SAN storage in QuickTime file format, and repurpose into extended postproduction workflows - only with TalkShow

Recording requires a complicated workflow involving external capture device, signal routing, storage, all of the necessary cabling to make it work, and coordination to ensure recording is triggered


Works easily into established network audio infrastructures with input from and output to audio devices utilizing the increasingly ubiquitous Dante™ networking protocol from Audinate®

Requires technically complex, external audio configuration to interface with network audio devices, or locking in to proprietary audio networks


NewTek's real-time processing engine gives you control over picture attributes, adding correction tools to enhance lighting and color including proc amp controls, auto color setting, and white balance - and clean, deinterlaced return video to caller

Without tools to address color and lighting, potential risk for quality differences during the course of a call, if remote lighting or color balance conditions change. Additionally, return feed back to caller from SDI source will show interlace lines


Without interrupting on-air audio, communicate with caller directly by plugging in a standard headset and clicking the Talk Back button. Easily discuss Q&A, instructions or coaching tips with confidence and improve conversation quality

Offline interaction between call manager and caller can’t take place without adding complex external audio switching or other parallel communication means (phone, IFB, etc.)


In NewTek workflows, dramatically reduce setup time and conserve hardware connections by using built-in NewTek AirSend technology to network with TriCaster and 3Play network I/O over IP

Setup requires hardware connections even in NewTek environments, plus some degree of rerouting or re-wiring to pair with TriCaster or 3Play


Reduce cable runs to a total of three cables with SDI I/O carrying video and audio; or even to just one cable total, when networked with TriCaster and 3Play over IP

Adding one caller to a program can require 2x the cabling with video and audio hardware connections wired separately; or consists of wiring multiple devices together


Compact 1RU system slides into even the most crowded racks and makes it easy to stack multiple TalkShow systems to accommodate multiple callers

Adding one caller to a program could consume up to 3x the amount of rack space or consist of a sprawling mass of components and cabling with multiple points of failure


Easily overcome changes that can impact call presentation and system performance with a comprehensive restore function that lets you return
to factory default settings at any time

Undoing unwanted system changes means resorting to troubleshooting, retracing steps, or experimentingn with every device in the workflow—consuming valuable time, energy and expense in the process
to discover and resolve the issue


Customers already know how to use Skype. With NewTek TalkShow, based on Skype TX, there's no need to change the way staff, crew and remote callers use video calling - and no learning curve

Custom solutions could introduce complexity, disrupt familiar calling workflows, add extra setup for callers,and potentially limit client device compatibility