IABM announces Category Finalists for Design & Innovation Awards

John Ive, IABM director of technology and strategic insight

2015 awards honour outstanding broadcast and media industry talent

IABM has announced the shortlist of nominees for its 2015 Design & Innovation Awards. A record number of entrants were received for this year’s industry accolades, which recognise those products that offer significant solutions or new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry

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The shortlisted candidates have been designated by the nine IABM Design & Innovation Awards categories, which reflect the entire breadth of the broadcast industry pipeline, from acquisition of content to playout and delivery:

Acquisition and production
·         Suitcase TV
·         Grass Valley, a Belden Brand
·         I-MOVIX
·         Gearhouse Broadcast

Post production
·         Marquis Broadcast
·         Telestream
·         Thinklogical

Content and communication Infrastructure
·         EVS
·         IHSE GmbH
·         Riedel Communications

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Audio
·         AATON-Digital
·         Clear-Com

Storage
·         Ardis Technologies
·         Ericsson Inc
·         GB Labs

System automation and control
·         Avid
·         ChyronHego
·         Net Insight AB

Playout and delivery systems
·         Elemental Technologies
·         Harmonic
·         Imagine Communications

Test, quality control and Monitoring
·         Archimedia Technology
·         Omnitek
·         Volicon

Services
·         Anvato
·         Conax AS
·         PROVYS

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The 2015 award submissions include hardware, software, system and service solutions, and innovative technology based service offerings. All applications are being measured on the basis of the perceived impact to the industry in terms of end user benefit, value for money, innovation, implementation, performance or new opportunities created.

John Ive, IABM director of technology and strategic insight, said: “The standard and quality of entrants is going to make the final judging process extremely challenging. The high level has surpassed all of our expectations and it makes me proud to be part of an industry where creativity and innovation has played such a fundamental role, both during this current period of change and further into the future.

“The shortlist highlights a huge range of pioneering products and services, all deserving of their places as category finalists. We shall look forward to honouring the overall winners at our special reception and awards ceremony at IBC2015 in September.”

The category finalists will be judged by a panel of independent specialists, chaired by John Ive. The winners will be announced at the prestigious IABM reception and awards ceremony, which takes place at IBC in Amsterdam on Saturday 12 September.

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