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ZIXI RECOGNIZED FOR INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE BY TV TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL MEDIA WORLD PUBLICATIONS Posted: 19/12/2019
ZIXI RECOGNIZED FOR INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE BY TV TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL MEDIA WORLD PUBLICATIONS

Zixi, the industry leader for enabling dependable, live broadcast-quality video over IP, has been recognized with two industry awards: the Gold Award in the category of IP Broadcast Solutions – Distribution from Digital Media World, and a 2019 Product Innovation Award from TV Technology.

The cutting edge Zixi Software-Defined Video Platform was named the Digital Media Awards’ Gold Winner in the category of IP Broadcast Solutions – Distribution. The Zixi Software-Defined Video Platform is the tight integration of four crucial elements that enable broadcast-quality live video workflows to be intelligently and centrally provisioned, deployed, managed and monitored using software and integrated devices, regardless of the underlying network infrastructure. The Digital Media World Awards give recognition to companies that have used their products and services to push media opportunities forward and develop new techniques and possibilities in broadcast content creation, delivery and management.

Tags: Zixi | TV Technology | Digital Media World | Award | ZEN Master | SVP Alliances
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Cobalt Digital New Software Defined Decoder Wins Future Product Innovation Award, Presented by TV Technology Posted: 17/12/2019
Cobalt Digital and rsquo;s New Software Defined Decoder Wins  Future Product Innovation Award, Presented by TV Technology

The 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC software defined decoder from Cobalt Digital is a recipient of Future’s Product Innovation Award presented by TV Technology. Future’s Product Innovation Awards recognize excellence in manufacturing and are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts. Winners are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance for use in a broadcast TV/pro Video or broadcast/online radio environment.

The RIST enabled Cobalt® 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC 4K/AVC/MPEG-2 is a broadcast-grade, multi-standard, software defined decoder that easily met the criteria set forth by TV Technology. The card is designed to address the strictest requirements of today's broadcasters while providing a painless path to state-of-the-art decoding capabilities. It offers a flexible licensing structure allowing customers to manage CAPEX while simultaneously preparing for future growth. The platform, with single-channel 4K or dual-channel 2K video paths, supports MPEG-2, AVC (H.264) and HEVC (H.265) with resolution up to 4K.

“The Future Product Innovation Awards are now in their seventh year,” said Paul McLane, Future managing director content for media technology titles. “The program focuses attention on innovation, cost-effectiveness and reliability. We are proud to recognize such excellence in our industry.”

“We are honored to have our 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC recognized by TV Technology, a premiere publication and iconic industry resource, as a product that represents the best of 2019,” said Chris Shaw, Cobalt EVP of Sales & Marketing. “We always engineer our solutions to meet our customers’ needs, today and tomorrow, with emphasis on useful feature-sets as well as respect for budget economy, and this new decoder ticks every box.”

Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in TV Technology, the leading brand covering television and media technology. All nominated products are featured in the special Product Innovation Awards ebook which will be made available to more than 100,000 readers of Future’s Business to Business brands.

 

Tags: Cobalt Digital | TV Technology | Future Product Innovation Award | 9992-DEC-4K-HEVC software | Software Defined Decoder
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Smart-Way Raceway System Goes to the Head of the Class with Award of Excellence Posted: 16/12/2019
Smart-Way Raceway System Goes to the Head of the Class with Award of Excellence

FSR, a leading manufacturer of a wide variety of infrastructure solution products for the audio/video, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), education, corporate, hospitality, and government markets, has announced that its recently released Smart-Way Raceway system is the recipient of an Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine. The awards program evaluates and salutes outstanding products that are improving the way educators work and students learn. Smart-Way Raceway was honored in the “Best re-invention of a classic” category.

“For 40 years, Tech & Learning has reported on how edtech products are improving teaching and learning,” says Tech & Learning Group Publisher Christine Weiser. “In keeping with this mission, our 2019 Awards of Excellence contest focused on stand-out products that are both unique in the K-12 market, as well as those that are helping schools solve specific problems.”

The Smart-Way Raceway System provides a cost-effective way for schools to get the power and data connections to the exact locations they need for reliable, safe connectivity, making it ideal for classrooms and collaborative work environments. Today’s classrooms are breaking from traditional settings with more flexible furniture and seating arrangements creating a real challenge to transport power and data efficiently. Smart-Way eliminates obstacles by allowing schools to position connections anywhere in the room, delivering the power necessary for students to benefit from the technology that comes with today’s advanced devices and connected workspaces.

Tags: FSR | FSR Inc | Smart-Way Raceway | Smart-Way | Smart-Way On-Floor Raceway System | Smart-Way In-Floor Raceway System | Tech & Learning Magazine | Award of Excellence
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Medialease wins best Asset Finance Intermediary at the 2019 Leasing Life awards Posted: 12/12/2019
Medialease wins best Asset Finance Intermediary at the 2019 Leasing Life awards

Medialease has won best ‘Asset Finance Intermediary’ at the Leasing Life 2019 awards, which brings together the most successful and innovative businesses throughout Europe in the leasing industry. 2019 has been a busy year for Medialease and the company was delighted to have been recognised for this award by industry-leading panellists.

The award judges commented that Medialease showed excellent growth and had a highly-targeted asset/industry focus, providing strong value to a very specialised end user. Medialease were also deemed to have very clear empathy and support to its chosen market, which is reflected in its exceptionally-high repeat customer statistics.

Medialease arranges asset funding tailored to the needs of the broadcast, film, television, AV and live events markets. Its relationships with many of its customers go back several years, with broadcasters and post-production companies returning to Medialease at each phase of their business plans to upgrade equipment or improve facilities. With a deep understanding of audio and video-based industries, the company supplies editing, grading and audio equipment for post-production facilities, along with the latest 4K cameras and location playout equipment for the world’s biggest sports and motorsports broadcasters. For further information, please contact us on 01327 872531 or visit www.medialease.com.

Tags: Medialease | awards | asset finance | broadcast | post production | broadcast | film | television | TV | audio | post | AV | events
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Viacom International Media Networks deploys Hitomi MatchBox for 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards Posted: 19/11/2019
Viacom International Media Networks deploys Hitomi MatchBox for 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards

Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment technologies, today announced that Viacom International Media Networks Media and Technology Services (MTS) used MatchBox for the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards in Seville, Spain, on 3 November.

Viacom International MTS deployed MatchBox’s sync toolbox for the red carpet, main award show, backstage, and after-show party feeds, televised on 100+ channels worldwide from the FIBES Conference and Exhibition Centre in Seville. Hosted by American singer, songwriter, and actress, Becky G, the show included a special headline performance, filmed by Viacom International the previous night at the MTV World Stage at Plaza de España in Seville, by ‘Best Rock’ nominee, Green Day.

Viacom International MTS Global Lead Systems Engineer for Studio and Production Technology, Matt Okotie, said, “Using MatchBox, I can sync signals in under a millisecond to ensure that before we go to air, lip sync is correct. This is crucial for any production, but particularly for a live, globally distributed event, so you have to be absolutely sure you get it right. That’s why I leave it to MatchBox. Basically, if MatchBox reads ‘zero’, you know that lip sync is perfect.”

Viacom International MTS used MatchBox to sync its 4K/UHD feed from Seville to London, and then on for a global sync to all the other MatchBox readers around the world.

Tags: Hitomi | Viacom | MatchBox | MTV Europe Awards | audio video alignment technologies | lip-sync | 4K | UHD | synchronisation
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RTS TVC Awards Shortlist Announced Posted: 07/11/2019
RTS TVC Awards Shortlist Announced

The Royal Television Society Thames Valley Centre will host its second TVC Awards at their 29th Winter Ball at Wokefield Estate, Mortimer, Reading. This year seventeen outstanding nominees have made it through to the shortlist in categories consisting of Community Improvement, Young Technologist, Production/Craft, Technology/Support and Media Hero.

Tony Orme, Chair RTS TVC said, ‘The quality of the award entries this year has been outstanding. These awards aim to focus on people within our industry, people who make a real difference – be that individuals or companies. This year our judging panels will have some very tough decisions to make! We wish all our finalists the very best of luck.’

The award winners will be announced at the Winter Ball on Friday 29th November 2019.

Tags: Royal Television Society | Thames Valley Centre | Awards
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DPA 6066 Subminiature Headset Mic Nominated for Prestigious TEC Award Posted: 05/11/2019
DPA and rsquo;s 6066 Subminiature Headset Mic Nominated for Prestigious TEC Award

DPA Microphones6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone is a nominee for the 35th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the Microphones – Sound Reinforcement Category. Products that are nominated for a TEC Award have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. With a capsule measuring in at just three millimeters in diameter, the 6066 microphones may be small, but they are powerful in terms of performance – making this solution an ideal candidate for a TEC Award.

 

Featuring CORE by DPA technology, the mic reduces distortion, increases dynamic range and features a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz along with a noise floor of only 24dB(A). The 6066 also benefits from a completely redesigned, lightweight, one-size-fits-all headset that attaches over the ears for maximum comfort and includes a spring mechanism that grips below the head/ears for added security. It even received a Red Dot design award for its innovative and user-friendly design.

 

“We put a great deal of time and energy into designing a headset microphone that is elegant and implements all of the features we wanted in a small package,” says René Mørch, product manager, DPA Microphones. “The 6000 series capsule is the smallest we have ever designed. It required working on the edge of what is physically possible in order to get the renowned sound of the five-millimeter capsule of the 4066 into the new three-millimeter capsule of the 6066. The goal behind this microphone was to develop a solution that would be nearly invisible, to both live and broadcast audiences, while providing crystal-clear sound. The 6066 is discreet and visually appealing, and does not compromise on sound quality.”

 

Since its launch, the 6066 Subminiature Headset Microphone has received rave reviews. Its secure, lightweight, unobtrusive and comfortable design, coupled with DPA’s renowned natural and pristine sound-quality, has led to significant sales around the world and across various market sectors, including broadcast, theatre and live sound.

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | TEC Awards 2019 | NAMM 2019
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Rory Peck and lsquo;Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs finalists revealed Posted: 28/10/2019
Rory Peck and lsquo;Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs and rsquo; finalists revealed

Sony announces three finalists for the ‘Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs’ category at this year’s Rory Peck Awards: Martin Boudot and Mathias Denizo for their film ‘Paraguay: Poisoned Fields’; Matthew Cassel for ‘The Missing’; and Rodrigo Vázquez for ‘Frontline Nicaragua’.

 

The Rory Peck Trust helps to safeguard and strengthen independent journalism by providing practical and financial support to freelance journalists and their families worldwide.

 

The Rory Peck Awards, established in 1995, are the only awards dedicated to the work of freelance video journalists, filmmakers and news camera operators who work independently to uncover stories that support today's international newsgathering and the public’s understanding of the world.

 

The ‘Sony Impact Award for Current Affairs’ aims to recognise the work of freelance camera operators who examine an issue, story or situation which has an impact on viewers, policies, or public awareness.

 

Tags: Sony | Rory Peck Awards | Rory Peck Trust
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Steve Wozniak to Present Newly Elevated SMPTE Fellows During the SMPTE Awards Gala Posted: 18/10/2019
Steve Wozniak to Present Newly Elevated SMPTE Fellows During the SMPTE Awards Gala

SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, today announced that Silicon Valley icon and renowned philanthropist Steve Wozniak will help to honor the motion-imaging industry leaders being elevated to SMPTE Fellow status at the SMPTE 2019 annual technical conference (SMPTE 2019), which runs from Oct. 21-24 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. During the SMPTE Awards Gala on Thursday, Oct. 24, Wozniak will introduce new SMPTE Fellows and present them with plaques recognizing their achievements.

Tags: Steve Wozniak | SMPTE | SMPTE Awards Gala | SMPTE 2019 | Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
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Science Writer and Comedian Kasha Patel to Host SMPTE 2019 Awards Gala Posted: 11/10/2019
Science Writer and Comedian Kasha Patel to Host SMPTE 2019 Awards Gala

SMPTE®, the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, today announced that science writer and science comedian Kasha Patel will host the 2019 SMPTE Awards Gala. Scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24, the gala and afterparty will serve as the concluding events of the SMPTE 2019 annual technical conference (SMPTE 2019), which runs from Oct. 21-24 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles.

Tags: Kasha Patel | SMPTE 2019 Awards Gala | Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
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Production Sound Mixer Tully Chen dual success at Ophir Academy Awards Posted: 25/09/2019
Production Sound Mixer Tully Chen and rsquo;s dual success at Ophir Academy Awards
Production Sound Mixer Tully Chen has contributed to a double success at the recent Ophir Academy Awards in Israel.

Tags: Production Sound Mixer | Tully Chen | Ophir awards | Academy Awards | Aaton | Aaton-Digital | Aaton-Transvideo | Cantar | CantarX3 | CantarMini | sound recorder | field recorder | multitrack sound recorder | movie sound
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Meet The Winners of The First Ever Rise Awards Posted: 24/09/2019
Meet The Winners of The First Ever Rise Awards
Rise, the award-winning advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector, has announced the winners of its first ever Rise Awards, in association with Avid, at this year's IBC.
Tags: Rise | broadcast | BBC | Adobe | Clear-Com | Avid | disguise | awards | women in broadcast | Sundog | Bubble Agency | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Dejero, Musion 3D and Vodafone Romania Win Industry Award for World First Live Rock Concert Using 5G and Holographic Technology Posted: 16/09/2019
Dejero, Musion 3D and Vodafone Romania Win Industry Award for World First Live Rock Concert Using 5G and Holographic Technology

Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide Emmy® award winning video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has been recognized for playing an important role in supporting the world’s first live rock concert using 5G and holographic technology, winning an IABM BaM award in the project collaboration category. Dejero and Musion 3D, a leader in holographic technology, worked together with Vodafone Romania to enable an 11-year-old guitarist to join a rock band on stage, and perform together with the band, as a human hologram, through a 5G connection and holographic projection, over Vodafone’s 5G network. The collaboration was also a finalist in the content creation category at the IBC 2019 Innovation Awards.

Tags: Dejero | Vodafone Romania | Musion 3D | IBC2019 | IABM | BaM Award | project collaboration | 5G | holographic technology | Catalin Buliga | Ian O\'Connell | BAM Innovation Award | Todd Schneider | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Cloudian to highlight new ultra-dense, exabyte-scale private cloud storage for media workflows at IBC2019 Posted: 09/09/2019
Cloudian to highlight new ultra-dense, exabyte-scale private cloud storage for media workflows at IBC2019

Cloudian® today announced that HyperStore® Xtreme will make its public debut at IBC2019 (Stand #7.B22), allowing attendees to see how they can leverage its industry-leading density, scalability and economics for private cloud storage. The new solution offers content owners and creators the scalability and flexibility of the largest public clouds but within their own facilities, preserving full content control and security. Ideal for organizations with capacity needs of multiple petabytes to an exabyte, HyperStore Xtreme addresses the challenges of managing growing video content volumes, providing ready access to that content whenever and wherever needed and unlocking its full value through artificial intelligence (AI) and other analytics applications.

Tags: Cloudian | IBC2019 | private cloud | storage | exabyte | media workflows | IABM | BaM Awards | Store | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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Exclusive RTS Thames Valley Winter Ball and Awards Posted: 06/09/2019
Exclusive RTS Thames Valley Winter Ball and Awards

The Royal Television Society Thames Valley Centre is to hold its Winter Ball and Awards on Friday 29th November, hosted at the prestigious Wokefield Estate, Mortimer, Reading.

This is an incredible opportunity to meet with leading media entrepreneurs and game-changers who are driving broadcasting to new levels of success, as well as being a fantastic occasion to help reward those who are making momentous advances to our thriving industry.

Tags: RTS | Awards | Royal Television Society Thames Valley Centre
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