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NAB Gives Its AIM Awards

NAB Gives Its AIM Awards

The list of winners of the first NAB Awards for Innovation in Media is out. The list of products chosen reveals how heavily the spring convention leans toward television. Most of the winners are aimed at that audience.
The NAB launched the award program this year. Signs posted in booths allowed vendors to promote their new products; attendees used ballots at the convention to pick. A spokeswoman said participation by attendees exceeded expectations.
There were five winners each in the categories of Content Creation, Content Management and Content Delivery, listed below. The only product among the 15 that was specifically targeted to radio is the Sierra Automation Systems Rubicon control surface, which also received a Radio World “Cool Stuff” Award.

Content Creation:
Globalstor Data Corp. TransPro II System
Laird Telemedia capdiv Direct DV Recorder
Reflecmedia ChromaFlex Frame for Chroma Key Production
Rockwell Scientific Co. ProCamHD CMOS Image Sensor
Ross Video Limited Squeeze & Tease Warp option for Synergy digital production switchers

Content Management:
Adtec Digital edje-L for satellite multimedia video networks
ASACA/ShibaSoku Corp. of America digital virtual library system
FOCUS Enhancements/AVI DR-DV5000 for JVC Professional DV camcorder
Leitch Technology Corp. CCS Navigator
Reality Networks Inc. Managed Content Services ENG-350-HT asset management platform

Content Delivery:
FastChannel Network TrafficChannel Video Server
Frontline Communications Corp. ENG-350-Hightop ENG van with raised aluminum roof
Sierra Automated Systems Rubicon control surface
Triveni Digital Inc. SkyScraper Datacasting System Version 3.0
Xiran, a division of SimpleTech Inc. DirectPath Streaming Server

“The AIMs recognize ground-breaking products that display a significant level of advancement by exceeding expectations for boosting efficiency, increasing user flexibility and/or lowering cost,” NAB stated.