TECHNOLOGY AWARDS WINNERS

CONNECTED PRODUCTION TOOL AWARD

This award recognises new production techniques and tools that take advantage of internet connectivity.

Winner: Grass Valley

Scott Matics, Product Manager, MediaFUSE accepted the Award from Neil Nixon, Editor of IBE. Grass Valley MediaFUSE system plugs in to an existing production platform to give journalists, editors and operators easy to use tools to re-package content, with its metadata, for rapid multi-platform delivery. The system is designed to make broadcasters' news content available on other platforms at very little additional cost.

What the judges said:
"In an on demand, up to the millisecond news world, Grass Valley are making news production easy to repackage and produce for multiple platform delivery and a wide array of audiences. Connected, creative news delivery in a timely accessible workflow."

Scott Matics, Product Manager, MediaFUSE accepted the Award from Neil Nixon, Editor of IBE.

 Other finalists

  • AVIWEST
  • Reelway
  • SatStream
  • Streambox
  • Teracue

 

BUILDING BLOCK AWARD

Presented for the innovative components, software, modules or sub-systems that will help shape the successful products and services of the future.

Winner: Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)

Nidhish Parikh, Chairman DLNA Board of Directors; President, DLNA &  Director Personal Media, Industry Collaboration Nokia accepted the Award from Neil Nixon, Editor of IBE The Digital Living Network Alliance – DLNA – enables the sharing of content across the fully connected home network by means of industry-defined technical guidelines based on proven standards, compelling customer benefits, a solid Certification program and an extensive ecosystem of devices from numerous manufacturers.

What the judges said:
"DLNA are working across the entire value chain, to provide firm foundation and set of building blocks to enable the delivery of the connected world experience, from the right perspective - the consumers perspective."
"DLNA provides a fundamental device ecosystem enabler that has become the de-facto content discovery standard across networked home devices."

Nidhish Parikh, Chairman DLNA Board of Directors; President, DLNA & Director Personal Media, Industry Collaboration Nokia accepted the Award from Neil Nixon, Editor of IBE

 Other finalists

  • ACCESS
  • Civolution
  • Movea
  • NAGRA
  • Oregan Networks

 

CONTENT DELIVERY TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Presented for new transmission technologies and techniques that will support the on-going explosive growth in internet video traffic.

Winner: Siemens Communications, Media and Technology

Markus Placho, Vice President, Head of Media accepted the Award from Neil Nixon, Editor of IBEBy utilizing web-based technologies and ultra-high compression, the Siemens OTT TV Suite provides an IPTV experience 'over the top'. It benefits broadcasters and content owners - who can leverage their HD content without the need for managing their own networks – and telecom operators who can leverage their customer bases without large STB investments.

What the judges said:
"A comprehensive solution for complex demands"

Markus Placho, Vice President, Head of Media accepted the Award from Neil Nixon, Editor of IBE

 Other finalists

  • ARRIS
  • Broadpeak
  • QoE Systems
  • RGB Networks
  • Vidiator
  • ZiXi

 

TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR

This Award acknowledges the technologies, devices, service or applications that are expanding the 'business of content everywhere'. The reward rules permitted entries in other categories to be re-submitted in this category.

The Technology Breakthrough of the Year Award was generously sponsored by Harris in memory of Ian Collis, the former marketing director of Harris Broadcast Europe, and a popular character in the industry, who passed away in February.

Winner: EchoStar Europe

Mark Goodburn, Director of Marketing & Communications, EchoStar Europe accepted the Award from Ciaran Doran, International Marketing Director, HarrisEchoStar's revolutionary SlingLoaded™ HDS-600RS is a Freesat+ high definition, digital video recorder that enables consumers to watch their TV anywhere. The product combines 150+ channels with the ability to pause, rewind and record live TV and access connected TV apps including 'TV anywhere' from Sling Media.

What the judges said:
"EchoStar offers a proven place-shifting solution that brings a fully authenticated live and time-shifted pay TV solution to any device - and is widely deployed in a Tier-1 satellite operator, DISH Network, USA"

Mark Goodburn, Director of Marketing & Communications, EchoStar Europe accepted the Award from Ciaran Doran, International Marketing Director, Harris

Other finalists

  • Avid
  • CJ HELLOVISION
  • MobiTV
  • Redefine
  • Samsung Electronics
  • Streambox