NAB 2017

NAB Awards Roundup, Part 1: Grass Valley, Quantum, VITEC, TVU, & Telos Alliance Take Home Honors

The 2017 NAB Show is in the books and there is plenty of praise to go around. Here is a roundup of some the big award winners from the show, including Grass Valley, Quantum, VITEC, TVU, Telos Alliance Take Home Honors. 

Grass Valley Wins Two Best of Show Awards
Grass Valley’s Densité UHD-3901-UC modular processing cards and the XCU Universe UXF camera base stations from Grass Valley (a Belden Brand) were among the NewBay Media Best of Show award winners this year.

“Each year at NAB, the NewBay Media Best of Show Awards provide a showcase for outstanding products that will help broadcast professionals in the studio and in the field every day.” says Neerav Shah, senior vice president, Live, Grass Valley. “We take pride in listening to our customers and hearing their needs, and we’re thrilled that TV Technology saw the Densité UHD-3901-UC modular processing cards and the XCU Universe UXF camera base stations as the innovative solutions we developed them to be.”

Quantum’s StorNext 6 Wins Multiple Innovation Honors
Quantum’s StorNext 6, a major new release of the company’s StorNext platform, won a NewBay Media Best of Show Award at the 2017 NAB Show. The award recognizes technologies for innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. In addition, StorNext 6 earned a Post Pick Award from Post Magazine for being a standout new product notable for its innovation. Rounding out the honors as an IABM Game Changer Award finalist, Quantum’s workflow storage platform was acknowledged not only for innovation but also for delivering significant operational and business benefits.

“With features such as FlexSync multi-site synchronization, FlexSpace shared archive and quality-of-service performance optimization, StorNext 6 enables enhanced productivity, creativity and insight in media workflows,” says Dave Frederick, Senior Director of Media and Entertainment, Quantum. “In the few weeks since we announced StorNext 6, it’s been very gratifying to see the positive industry response, but what’s most exciting is the opportunity we see to help users drive greater value from their content to meet their business or organizational objectives.”

VITEC Wins Best of Show Award
The MGW Ace Encoder and MGW Ace Decoder point-to-point HEVC streaming solution manufactured by VITEC is the recipient of NewBay’s Best of Show Award, presented at the 2017 NAB Show by Sound & Video Contractor.

“Each year, thousands of innovative, exciting products are introduced at NAB. To have our solutions singled out as Best of Show is quite an honor,” says Philippe Wetzel, CEO of VITEC. “This award further acknowledges the distinct and robust streaming features of the MGW Ace Encoder and MGW Ace Decoder, delivering the highest-quality, low-latency HEVC streaming solution for the industry. We thank the judging panel for the recognition.”

TVU Networks Wins Two Best of Show Awards
TVU Networks is the recipient of two NewBay Media Best of Show Awards, presented last month at the 2017 NAB Show. TVU Network’s TVU One mobile transmitter solution with support for the  H.265/HEVC video compression standard received NewBay’s Best of Show Award from TV Technology, while TVU Networks’ new solution for web-based live production, TVU Producer, won NewBay’s Best of Show Award from Video Edge.

“TVU Networks is honored to receive two awards from NewBay Media publications at the 2017 NAB Show,” said Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks. “We’re really focused on providing our customers with greater efficiency in their IP video workflows, and are happy that both the TVU One with HEVC and TVU Producer have been recognized as new innovative solutions in the industry.”

Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group Wins Best of Show Award
NewBay Media’s TV Technology magazine honored the Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group (TVSG) with a Best of Show Award for its Linear Acoustic AMS at the 2017 NAB Show held this week in Las Vegas. Linear Acoustic AMS is a comprehensive solution for real-time authoring, rendering and monitoring of advanced audio programs for the ATSC 3.0 Digital Television System.

“We’re honored to be recognized by NewBay Media with a Best of Show Award for our Linear Acoustic AMS,” says John Schur, President, The Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group . “We created AMS to deliver the full vision of an advanced consumer audio experience for digital television.”

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