LAS VEGAS Radio World newspaper today announced the winners of radio’s most prestigious technology honor, the “Cool Stuff” Award.
The award means a product was selected by a panel of engineers and technical experts as notable for its design, features, cost efficiency and performance in serving radio users. It also means the product caused them to stop in the aisles and say, "Oh, cool!"
The award judging panel also singled out two groups of companies for their roles in advancing new technologies.
The awards were announced at the NAB2005 convention by Radio World U.S. Editor in Chief Paul McLane.
2005 Radio World "Cool Stuff" Award Winners:
- 25-Seven Systems Audio Time Manager
- AEQ DR-100 Portable Digital Recorder
- Aphex 230 Master Voice Channel Processor
- Belar FMHD-1 HD IBOC Monitor
- Broadcast Electronics 4MX 50 AM Transmitter
- Broadcast Electronics Now Playing/Now Playing Plus
- Broadcast Tools ADMS 44.22 Switcher
- Burk G-Link G-Bus Expansion Series
- Comrex Access Studio Codec
- Continental Electronics 816HD Transmitter
- Harris RMX Digital Audio Console
- Heil PR 40 Microphone
- Henry MultiPhones Distributed Headphones Systems
- Linear Acoustic Aeromax-HDFM Multichannel Digital Processor
- Marantz Professional PMD660 Recorder
- Nautel Digital Adaptive Precorrection
- Orban Optimod-FM 8500 Processor
- Potomac Instruments PI-4100 Medium-Wave Field Strength Meter
- Waves MaxxBCL Processor
- Wheatstone Vorsis AP3 Digital Signal Processor
For innovation in the development of multicasting:
- National Public Radio
- Broadcast Electronics
- Ibiquity Digital Corp.
For advocacy of radio surround sound:
- Neural Audio
- Telos/Omnia/Axia & Fraunhofer
- SRS Labs