A keenly anticipated IBC highlight, the IABM Design and Innovation Awards for 2014, have recognised an astonishing array of new technologies across nine categories. Operating to a revised structure this year, the awards celebrate those solutions that offer significant benefits or new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.
The winner of the acquisition and production category was Trimaran for GEORACING. In the post production category Quantel won for its Genetic Engineering 2 developments.
NTT Electronics took the content and communications infrastructure award for its Robust IP Transmission with NA8000. The audio award went to Sennheiser for Esfera. In the competitive area of storage, the category winner was Ardis Technologies for its DDP superior shared storage solution.
The system automation and control category saw Vidigo score with its studio automation system. Elemental Technologies won the playout and delivery system section with its video delivery platform.
Cube-Tec and its MXF-Legalizer took the test, QC and monitoring category prize, and in the services category it was Cambridge Imaging Systems that triumphed with IMAGEN.
Celebrating a night when R&D came to the fore, IABM chief executive Peter White told the audience: “The competition was really strong this year and we would like to congratulate all of the winners on their success.
“The awards had additional categories this year to reflect the changes the industry is going through, and we were delighted to receive such an exceptionally high standard of entries, signifying the amazing level of talent and creativity in our industry today,” he added.
The winning entries were judged and awarded by a panel of 22 independent specialists chaired by John Ive, IABM director of business development and technology.
All the winners will be put forward for the IABM’s Peter Wayne Award to be announced at the IABM Annual International Business Conference in December.