The International Association of Broadcasting Manufacturers has announced the top 10 finalists for the 2013 IABM Design and Innovation Awards. Five of these products will receive an IABM Award for Design and Innovation, and the top pick will be recognized and honored with the prestigious IABM Peter Wayne Award for Design and Innovation at the IABM's awards reception on Saturday, Sept. 14, following the close of the IBC2013 show.
The finalists for the 2013 IABM Award for Design and Innovation are (shown in alphabetical order):
Axon: Axon Neuron
Canare: Active BNC
Ericsson: AVP 4000 encoder
Harris Broadcast: Platinum IP3
Dejero and Integrated Microwave Technologies: Dejero + Nucomm Connect Live
Nexidia: Dialogue Search
Nexidia: Nexidia QC
Noah Broadcast Solutions: NOAH
"We are all well aware of how quickly our industry is evolving, and with that awareness come new challenges for our customers. Currently, our sector is spending about 14 percent of sales revenues on R&D as broadcast and media technology vendors seek new and ingenious ways of solving these challenges," said IABM director general Peter White. "The IABM Awards for Design and Innovation program identifies some of the very best of the new products that have come to market in the past year and singles them out for the recognition they deserve. Our award finalists are at the forefront of this exciting surge in broadcast technology innovation. This year's 10 finalists come from a highly competitive field, and we look forward to announcing the five award winners, including the recipient of the coveted Peter Wayne award, at IBC."