The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that Adder Technology, a SMPTE sustaining member based in the U.K., has received a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of innovation. Adder Technology earned the award for its pioneering AdderLink Infinity solution, a hardware-based, digital keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) matrix used for controlling and distributing digital video signals.
"Adder Technology has long been a leader in developing and delivering high-performance KVM products, and we congratulate the company on earning this well-deserved recognition of its forward-looking approach to product and solution design," said Barbara H. Lange, executive director at SMPTE. "The company's expertise makes it a valuable contributor to the media industry not only through its own product lineup, but also through its participation in SMPTE standards work and educational programs."
The AdderLink Infinity solution is used across multiple industries and applications -- from pro AV, broadcasting, and post production to command and control and industrial process automation -- to enable an unlimited number of users to connect to various computers securely, allowing them to access content via a standard IP network. The solution is the first of its kind to allow multicasting across networks. Users and machines can be separated by almost any distance, yet operators maintain real-time control of their computing resources, without loss of audio quality or video resolution, through keyboard and mouse, graphics tablet, or other touch screen device.
Awarded for outstanding achievement by U.K. businesses in the categories of innovation, international trade, and sustainable development, the Queen's Awards for Enterprise are the U.K.'s most prestigious business awards, designed to recognize and encourage achievements by businesses in the U.K., the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II bestowed the award on the advice of the prime minister, who was assisted by an advisory committee that included representatives of government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.
Further information about SMPTE is available online at www.smpte.org.
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Adder is a leading developer and thought leader in connectivity solutions. Adder's media networks, extenders and keyboard, mouse and video switch solutions enable the control and distribution of IT systems around the world. The company distributes its products in more than 60 countries through a network of distributors, resellers and OEMs. Adder has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, China, and Singapore.
About the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R))
The Oscar(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers(R) (SMPTE(R)), a professional membership association, is the preeminent leader in the advancement of the art, science, and craft of the image, sound, and metadata ecosystem, worldwide. An internationally recognized and accredited organization, SMPTE advances moving-imagery education and engineering across the communications, technology, media, and entertainment industries. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has published the SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal and developed more than 650 standards, recommended practices, and engineering guidelines. The Society is sustained by more than 6,000 members -- motion-imaging executives, engineers, creative and technology professionals, researchers, scientists, educators, and students -- who meet in Sections throughout the world. Information on joining SMPTE is available at www.smpte.org/join.
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