IABM Announces Shortlist for Design & Innovation Awards

2014 awards honouring broadcast and media industry talent

IABM has announced the shortlist of nominees for its Design & Innovation Awards. With an exceptionally high level of entries this year, approximately 120 judging decisions were made across the nine categories. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.

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The shortlisted candidates include the following companies and their offerings designated by the IABM Design & Innovation Awards categories:
·    Acquisition & production
     o    Fujifilm - 4K FUJINON ZK-Series (Cabrio)
     o    Grass Valley - LDX XtremeSpeed
     o    Trimaran - GEORACING

·    System automation & control
     o    Avid - Avid Media | Distribute
     o    Cambridge Imaging Systems - IMAGEN
     o    VidiGo - Studio Automation

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·    Post production
     o    Quantel - Genetic Engineering 2
     o    Front Porch Digital - DISTILL
     o    Telestream - Switch

·    Playout & delivery systems
     o    Elemental Technologies - Elemental Video Delivery Platform
     o    Harmonic – Harmonic Electra XVM
     o    Grass Valley – GV STRATUS Playout

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·    Content & communication infrastructure
     o    Net Insight - Nimbra VA 220
     o    NTT- Robust IP Transmission with NA8000
     o    Dejero - Dejero LIVE+ Booster

·    Test, quality control & monitoring
     o    Vidcheck - Auto QC
     o    Cube-Tec - MXF-Legalizer
     o    Nexidia - Nexidia QC

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·    Audio
     o    Sennheiser - Esfera
     o    Clear-Com - HelixNet Digital Network Partyline Intercom System
     o    Jünger Audio Gmbh - D*AP8 MAP Edition

·    Storage
     o    SDNsquare - WARP
     o    Ardis Technologies - DDP Superior Shared Storage Solution
     o    Sony Professional Solutions Europe - Tape Digitisation Station PWS-100TD1

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·    Services
     o    Venera Technologies - Pulsar PPU
     o    Elemental Technologies - Elemental Cloud 2.0
     o    Cambridge Imaging Systems - IMAGEN

Peter White, Chief Executive, IABM says: “We’re delighted to announce the shortlisted candidates in our nine categories and highlight these pioneering products and services. Overall, the number and quality of entries are truly indicative of the talent and creativity inherent in the industry today. And, as we transition through some significant change, innovation and forward thinking have never been more important.”

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The awards were developed by IABM to address the changes taking place in the broadcast and media industry, and the need for innovation and creativity. This is the first year the awards are addressing the market through segmentation, focusing on the recognition of achievement throughout the workflow process, from content capture through to playout and delivery.

Shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of 22 independent specialists chaired by John Ive, Director of Business Development and Technology, IABM, and winners will be announced at the IABM reception and awards ceremony at IBC in Amsterdam on Saturday, 13 September.

For more information on the awards please visit: www.theiabm.org/designawards

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