IABM shortlists Design & Innovation Awards

The IABM has announced the shortlist of nominees for its annual Design & Innovation Awards. With a high level of entries this year, approximately 120 judging decisions were made across the nine categories. The awards will be casting the spotlight on new solutions or products that bring benefit or create new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry.

Shortlisted entries will be judged by a panel of 22 independent specialists chaired by John Ive, director of Business Development and Technology, IABM, and winners will be announced at the IABM reception and awards ceremony at IBC in Amsterdam on Saturday, 13 September.

The shortlisted candidates include the following companies and their offerings designated by the IABM Design & Innovation Awards categories:

Acquisition & production

Fujifilm – 4K FUJINON ZK-Series (Cabrio)

Grass Valley – LDX XtremeSpeed

Trimaran – GEORACING

System automation & control

Avid – Avid Media | Distribute

Cambridge Imaging Systems – IMAGEN

VidiGo – Studio Automation

Post production

Quantel – Genetic Engineering 2

Front Porch Digital – DISTILL

Telestream – Switch

Playout & delivery systems

Elemental Technologies – Elemental Video Delivery Platform

Harmonic – Harmonic Electra XVM

Grass Valley – GV STRATUS Playout

Content & communication infrastructure

Net Insight – Nimbra VA 220

NTT- Robust IP Transmission with NA8000

Dejero – Dejero LIVE+ Booster

Test, quality control & monitoring

Vidcheck – Auto QC

Cube-Tec – MXF-Legalizer

Nexidia – Nexidia QC


Sennheiser – Esfera

Clear-Com – HelixNet Digital Network Partyline Intercom System

Jünger Audio Gmbh – D*AP8 MAP Edition


SDNsquare – WARP

Ardis Technologies – DDP Superior Shared Storage Solution

Sony Professional Solutions Europe – Tape Digitisation Station PWS-100TD1


Venera Technologies – Pulsar PPU

Elemental Technologies – Elemental Cloud 2.0

Cambridge Imaging Systems – IMAGEN

Peter White, chief executive, IABM said: “We’re delighted to announce the shortlisted candidates in our nine categories and highlight these pioneering products and services. Overall, the number and quality of entries are truly indicative of the talent and creativity inherent in the industry today. And, as we transition through some significant change, innovation and forward thinking have never been more important.”

The awards were developed by IABM to address the changes taking place in the broadcast and media industry, and the need for innovation and creativity. This is the first year the awards are addressing the market through segmentation, focusing on the recognition of achievement throughout the workflow process, from content capture through to playout and delivery.

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