NAB Awards Wrap-up, Part 2: AJT Systems, ImmediaTV, and VITEC

AJT Systems’ LiveBook GFX Awarded Best Of Show at NAB 2015 by TV Technology
AJT Systems has announced that the 3rd Generation LiveBook GFX, which debuted at NAB 2015, was the recipient of one of the industry’s most prestigious technology honors, NewBay Media’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas by TV Technology.

UntitledNewBay Media’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts, and are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.

The Best of Show judge for TV Technology stated the LiveBook GFX was granted the award because, “[it is] an excellent, low cost sports graphics system on a laptop, priced so even a large High School could afford it.”

Winners receive an award for display and will be featured in TV Technology, the digital television authority, serving the broadcast, cable, production, post production, business and new media markets.

“We are honored to be awarded Best of Show at NAB 2015 alongside Broadcast Industry leaders and their cutting edge products,” said Ron Linares, AJT Systems’ President. “Our LiveBook GFX was designed to address the current and future demands of sports graphics production, we are happy our innovative efforts have been recognized”

The 3rd Generation LiveBook GFX released at NAB 2015 was demonstrated with a variety of SportApps, including Basketball w/ Statistics Plug-In, Soccer, and Football. Integration with the Tricaster via IP and StatCrew game data were on display during the live demonstrations. AJT worked closely with Newtek to develop the iVGA feature – which allows broadcasters to save two camera inputs on their NewTek switchers. And the Statistics interface is the first of its kind in the industry. It allows users to watch data update live within the SportApp and queue up stats that can be populated during the game as data is introduced. And the revolutionary “Refresh” feature assures operators are always taking the most up to date stats to air.

Additional new features released at NAB 2015 include a Go-To-Break graphic, Clock-DVE, Sport-Specific Remote SportApp™ capabilities, and a customizable generic scorebug for broadcasting a multitude of sports.

“Recognition with an award at the NAB Show from NewBay Media’s Broadcast & Video Group is a strong vote of confidence and admiration from our leading industry publications,” said NewBay Media Broadcast & Video Group Vice President & Group Publisher Eric Trabb.

ImmediaTV ENGenesis Selected as Best of Show
ImmediaTV in partnership with Accelerated Media Technologies is proud to be selected as a Best of Show at NAB for the All New ENGenesis 2/7GHz BAS Band System.

The ENGenesis features include:

•             True Bi-Directional operation in a single 12MHz BAS channel
•             High Quality Encoding/Decoding Multiple A/V streams to and
from station
•             Multiple signals to Rx site on same frequency at the same
time (Total QOS managed from modulation to encoding)
•             Send/Receive truck to truck
•             IP connectivity (Simultaneous live and file transfer)
•             ASI Gateway
•             Redundant power supplies
•             Low-Latency
•             Asset Management capabilities
•             Modular System Architecture

VITEC’s MGW Ace Wins Big in Vegas
VITEC announced that its MGW Ace portable HEVC encoding and streaming appliance captured three prestigious awards at the 2015 NAB Show. Two of the awards — InBroadcast 2015 Editors’ Award in the “InGEAR -Technical Product Award” category and Streaming Media Best of NAB 2015 — were decided by the editors and writers of each publication. The judges for the third award, the Video Edge Best of Show, consisted of a panel of editors and professional users. All three awards signify that, out of thousands of new offerings at the 2015 NAB Show, MGW Ace was among the most notable products.

“We specifically engineered the MGW Ace to meet today’s demand for pristine real-time video — anywhere, anytime — making it ideal for on-location news broadcasting, point-to-point contribution of HD video, live streaming from sports venues, and disseminating mission-critical military imagery,” said Philippe Wetzel, founder and CEO of VITEC. “We’re delighted that the judges saw our vision for this first-of-its-kind product. To be recognized as a standout by three respected publications is a real honor.”

As the industry’s first entirely portable HEVC hardware encoder, the MGW Ace takes HEVC encoding out of server rooms and into the field by integrating a high-quality, low-delay hardware codec into a professional appliance. Equipped with VITEC’s real-time H.265 hardware-based compression chip; a wide range of inputs; KLV/STANAG metadata processing for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance applications; and a secondary MPEG-4 H.264 chip to support legacy decoders, the MGW Ace is the ideal solution for high-efficiency broadcast-quality 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 HD streaming.

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