Optocore and BroaMan reflect on busy NAB Show, awards success

Optocore and BroaMan had cause for a double celebration when they returned to Germany from Las Vegas following the recent NAB Show. Exhibiting in the Bavarian Pavilion the company enjoyed heavy traffic throughout the four-day show.

“We are experiencing increasing interest in fiber,” reports applications engineering manager Maciek Janiszewski. “The fact that competition is growing we believe is a good thing, as by giving customers more choice, they can see not only that our products represent the best quality but that our prices are at the lowest levels.”

But the highlight for the company was in winning the IABM Game Changer Award in the Audio category, with the BroaMan Route66. This was a major achievement, since the other finalists in this category included Sennheiser and AVT Audio and Video Technologies GmbH.

The new upgraded Route66 video router now offers Optocore-powered Auto Routing and an intelligent fibre patch bay, making it ideal not only for broadcast, but installation and live events.

The IABM judging panel noted that “Route66 has the potential to make audio routing less of a headache. It’s also very important that Route66 works with products from a variety of manufacturers.”

The awards, adjudicated by 40 independent professionals, were presented across nine categories by Chris Brown, EVP, Conventions and Business Operations, NAB, and Peter White, IABM CEO.

They were selected from an original 80 high quality submissions, and chairman of the judges, IABM director of technology and strategic insight, John Ive, described this year’s applications as being “exceptionally high quality, reflecting the depth and breadth of innovation in the broadcast and media technology supplier community.”

All category winners will be automatically submitted as candidates for IABM’s prestigious Peter Wayne Award, with the winner announced at the IABM Annual International Business Conference and Awards in December 2016.

BroaMan MD Tine Helme, stated: “We are delighted to have won this prestigious award, particularly when when we were up against such formidable opponents. It is gratifying to know that BroaMan is being recognised as a genuine market leader in the field of signal fibre distribution. And the fact that it is protocol-independent means that it is open to all.”

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