Amberfin CTO, Bruce Devlin, was the recipient of the 2012 British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society (BKSTS) Technical and Scientific Award. The award was presented to Devlin for his significant contribution to the creation and establishment of the MXF standard. The BKSTS' Technical and Scientific Award is given for an outstanding invention, development or innovation that has contributed to the advancement of the industries served by the Society. The ceremony was held on Tuesday 14 February, at the Royal College of Arts in London during the annual Bernard Happé Lecture. Bruce Devlin has been working in the media industry for 25 years. In his career he has designed RF antennas, circuit boards, FPGAs, ASICs, hardware systems, video algorithms, compression algorithms, software applications, software systems and media workflows. He has worked for the BBC, Thomson, Snell & Wilcox and is currently the chief technical officer of AmberFin where he leads the company's technology strategy and helps media organisations around the world improve their business efficiency by migrating to file-based working. Devlin is an alumni of Queens’ College, Cambridge, a member of the IABM, a fellow of SMPTE, has won many technology awards, the author of many patents, a major contributor to the design of MXF and has written books and standards that help to drive the professional media industry forwards. www.amberfin.com
The award was presented to Devlin for his significant contribution to the creation and establishment of the MXF standard.