First NAB Awards Announced

The National Association of Broadcasters announced winners of the first annual NAB Awards for Innovation in Media (AIMs). Voting took place on April 7 and 8, when expo attendees made their picks for the top five products within the categories of Content Creation, Content Management and Content Delivery. The awards were presented during NAB’s Technology Luncheon on Wednesday.

In the Content Creation category, Globalstor Data Corp.’s DVD TransPro, Laird Telemedia’s capdiv, Reflecmedia’s Chromaflex, Rockwell Scientific Company’s ProCamHD 3530 and Ross Video’s Squeeze & Tease Warp received the highest number of votes and were each awarded a 2003 NAB AIM.

Winners in the Content Management category were Adtec Digital Inc.’s Edje-L, Asaca/Shibasoku Corporation’s Firefly, Amalgamated Video International Focus Enhancements’ The Producer, Leitch Incorporated’s CCS Navigator and Reality Networks Inc.’s Managed Content Services.

Also receiving AIMs, in the Content Delivery category were FastChannel Network Inc.’s Traffic Channel Video, Frontline Communications’ ENG High Top, Sierra Automated Systems’ (SAS) Rubicon, Triveni Digital’s Skyscraper and Xiran’s Direct Path (STM-1000).

A judging panel composed of key industry editors will review the AIM-winning technologies to select an overall winner within each product category. The 2003 “Editors’ Choice” award winners will be announced today.

Complete NAB2003 details are available at www.nab.org/conventions/nab2003.