CONNECTED CONSUMER AWARDS WINNERS

HOME NETWORKING AWARD

This award acknowledges the advances in home networking that are stimulating new viewing experiences and habits.

Winner: AirTies

Tuncay Cil Vice President of the Product Management Group accepted the Award from Nidish Parikh, Chairman, Board of Directors, DLNA.  The Air 4420 is a self-provisioning wireless video streaming media server that connects any IP Gateway and any network-enabled TV, BluRay Player, games console, IPTV or Hybrid Sat/Cable/DTT STB to wirelessly connect them to the Internet and home network.

What the judges said:
"A superb 'plug & play' home distribution product"
"Airties has strong potential to increase a Telco's value proposition with a good feature-set, and provide short time-to-market because of the pre-integration of software"
"Provides an innovative solution to the real world challenge of connecting devices for video in the home."

Tuncay Cil Vice President of the Product Management Group accepted the Award from Nidish Parikh, Chairman, Board of Directors, DLNA.

 Other finalists

  • ARRIS
  • Bianor
  • Elgato Systems
  • IMAQLIQ
  • Skifta
  • ZappoTV

 

CONSUMER EXPERIENCE AWARD

Presented for software, middleware or to application developers, device and infrastructure suppliers who are improving the online video experience for users.

Winner: 3view

Ed Silvester, Technical Director of 3view accepted the Award from Nidish Parikh, Chairman, Board of Directors, DLNA. 3view is a next generation hybrid set top box combining Dual DVB t2 HD Tuners, Opera browser, ABR live streaming, open internet access by means of keyboard and mouse. The STB also includes a 500GB PVR with TIVO-like functionality and support for HD BBC iPlayer and Zwave Wireless.

What the judges said:
"Providing the consumer with a seamless and simple system providing both choice and great quality is the key to a great consumer experience; 3view does this with a practised ease."

Ed Silvester, Technical Director of 3view accepted the Award from Nidish Parikh, Chairman, Board of Directors, DLNA.

 Other finalists

  • EchoStar Europe
  • Fusion Sheep
  • HDI Dune
  • Netgem
  • SnapKeys
  • Visual Unity

 

CONNECTED TV OF THE YEAR

Konstantin Dyshlevoy of CEO of HDI received the Award from Nidish Parikh of DLNA.Sales of connected TVs continue to accelerate. Readers of ConnectedWorld.TV were asked to nominate what they considered to be the best connected TV products. The winner was decided by a poll of readers undertaken during August 2011.

Winner: Dune HD TV 101

 

 

 

 

Other nominees

  • 3view Hybrid STB
  • LG Smart 47L
  • Netgem N8000
  • Panasonic Viera Connect
  • Samsung LED Series 8000
  • Sanyo DP47460
  • Sony Bravia
  • Toshiba Regza

Konstantin Dyshlevoy of CEO of HDI received the Award from Nidish Parikh of DLNA.

 

CONNECTED PORTABLE DEVICE OF THE YEAR

Award Received by Joe O'Haloran on behalf of Apple ConnectedWorld.TV readers also nominated the portable devices they felt had had the biggest impact on 'content everywhere' during the past year:

Winner: Apple iPad 2

 

 

 

  

 

 

Other nominees

  • Acer Iconia Tab A500
  • Blackberry Playbook
  • HTC Flyer
  • LG Optimus Pad
  • Motorola Xoom

The winner of this category was also decided by a poll on ConnectedWorld.TV