The editorial staff of Radio World newspaper announced the winners of its annual technology honor, the “Cool Stuff” Award.
According to Editor Paul McLane, the “Cool Stuff” Award means a product was selected by an anonymous panel of radio engineers and industry experts as notable for its design, features, cost efficiency and performance in serving radio users.
“It means the product caused them to stop in the aisles and say, ‘Oh, cool!’,” he said.
The program added something new this year, the “Cool Concept” award. McLane said this allows judges to honor companies that introduced innovative technical solutions but were not yet shipping them.
The winning companies may use the “Cool Stuff” logo in their marketing. Winners receive a placard for their booth, and later the award itself.
Radio World 2003 “Cool Stuff” Award Winners:
Altronic Research Model 6606/12 Convection-Cooled Resistor Load
Audio-Technica AT3060 Phantom-Powered Tube Microphone
beyerdynamic MCE 494 Condenser Microphone
Bird Site Analyzer SA-1700/SA-1700-P
Broadcast Tools Program Schedule Controller II
Broadcast Tools Silence Monitor III
Crown/Omnia ‘Omnia Inside’ Implementation
Eventide Reverb2016 by Princeton Digital
JK Audio Innkeeper PBX Desktop Digital Hybrid
Middle Atlantic Products FC-4 Thermostatic Fan Control
Moseley LAN LINK 900 Point to Multipoint LAN Extender/IP-Based Facility Controller
Moseley Maxlink Wireless 5.8 GHz U-NII Band Data Link
MUSICAM USA NetStar Codec
NeuralAudio DSP Platform and Harris Corp. NeuStar Codec
Neutrik RJ-45 XLR
PocketREC Portable Digital Audio System
RCS AirCheck Broadcast Monitoring/Audio ID Service
SAS Rubicon Radio Broadcast Console Control Surface
Wheatstone Generation 9 Digital Control Surface
Cool Concept Award:
Kintronic Labs/Star-H Corp. Kinstar AM/Medium-Wave Low-Profile Antenna Technology
Telos Systems LiveWire