2015 NAB Show Broadcast Beat Award Winners Announced! #NABShow

Screen Shot 2015-04-06 at 12.58.49 AMWell folks, the ballots are in, and the judges have scrutinized all the submitted products for the coveted 2015 Broadcast Beat Awards. The “Broadcast Beat Awards” will be given to manufacturers at the 2015 NAB Show.  Some of the judging criteria include Originality, improvement on existing technology, its inventive qualities, whether the technology was ground-breaking and advancement.  See the magazine:

There are three (3) “Products of the Year” one each in each of the main Broadcast Beat Categories of “Content Management,” “Content Delivery,” and “Content Creation.” In all other categories (Originality, Innovation, Creativity and Editor’s Choice), there are three winners each.

Each winner was selected from hundreds of submitted products.

And The Winners Are


PRODUCT: Vizrt’s Viz Opus™
WINNER: Product of the Year, Content Management

Viz Opus is a compact control room in one system, providing a newscast automation system, real-time graphics, and video playout. Viz Opus is quickly deployable, easy to use and fully integrated. Viz Opus combines Viz Engine for high-quality video and graphics playout, Viz Mosart automation system, and a Yamaha audio mixer into one integrated package. Viz Opus is easy to implement, use and repurpose. Add cameras a inputs, graphics and video content and start producing!

View more about Viz Opus
See Vizrt at Booth SL2417


PRODUCT: WorldNow’s Studio Gateway

WINNER: Product of the Year, Content Delivery

Studio Gateway is a media logistics engine that unifies workflow between legacy linear systems and digital content management systems. This CMS agnostic approach seamlessly publishes and distributes content to all screens at once. Studio Gateway is a platform built to integrate disparate workflow systems and automate publishing. The Integration as a Service process is bi-directional, instant and simultaneous. Studio Gateway works for broadcast newsroom MAMs, news management and editing platforms.


View more about Studio Gateway
See WorldNow at Booth SU12010


PRODUCT: Blackmagic Design’s URSA

WINNER: Product of the Year, Content Creation3

Introducing Blackmagic URSA, the world’s first high-end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has everything built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradeable Super 35 global shutter 41< image sensor, 12G-SDI and internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders. Because the sensor and lens mount assembly can be changed, you can choose EF or PL lens mounts, or even a broadcast video sensor with B4 mount.

View more about the URSA
See Blackmagic Design at Booth SL219


PRODUCT: Cinegy Capture PRO V10

WINNER: Originality, Content Management4

Cinegy will launch Cinegy Capture PRO Version 10 at the NAB2015 show. Cinegy Capture PRO allows anyone in a workgroup to control the ingest process by unifying the task of ingesting material and generating edit or web proxies through Cinegy’s centralized capture control services. Version 10 includes multicam ingest, flexible recordin, support for UHD format and live preview. A group-recording control panel in Cinegy Capture PRO enables it to be used as a multicam ingest tool for synchronous multichannel recording studios, OB vans and live events. Live cameras, VTR or IP streams can be combined in a single application.

View more on Cinegy Capture PRO V10
See Cinegy at booth SL11116


PRODUCT: Volicon Observer® OTT

WINNER: Originality, Content Delivery5

Observer® OTT is a solution for Logging and monitoring over-the-top (OTT) A/V services that stream content to computers, tablets and smartphones. Observer OTT offers a complete, costeffective quality monitoring and compliance logging solution for multiplatform media delivery. Content and data from the Observer OTT can be viewed using the same user interface/central server used for standard Observer systems, so content providers enjoy side-by-side visibility from content ingest through production to final delivery.

View more about Observer OTT
See Volicon at booth SU7916


PRODUCT: Harmonic’s ProView™ 7100

WINNER: Originality, Content Creation

Harmonic‘s ProView™ 7100 is the industry’s first single-rack-unit, scalable, multiformat integrated receiver-6decoder (IRD), transcoder and MPEG stream processor. Leveraging Harmonic expertise in Intelligent Function Integration™, the ProView 7100 adds broadcast-quality SD/HD MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC 4:2:0/4:2:2 10-bit decoding and video transcoding to the feature-rich Pro View IRD platform, allowing content providers, broadcasters, cable MSOs and telcos to easily and cost-effectively streamline their workflows and decrease operating costs. For applications in which preserving pristine video quality is paramount, the ProView 7100 supports HEVC 4:2:2 10-bit decoding of resolutions up to 1080p60.

View more about ProView™ 7100
See Harmonic at booth SU1210


PRODUCT: Harmonic’s Polaris™ Playout Management Suite

WINNER: Innovation, Content Management

PolarisTM Playout Management Suite from Harmonic represents an evolving offering in Media Orchestration. 7Within this suite, Polaris Play offers broadcasters a robust yet attractively priced CIABsolution powered by the industry’s most trusted server platform, enabling users to reduce both CAPEX and OPEX. Polaris Play, added to the suite in December 2014, blends a rich set of automated ingest, media preparation, and playout workflow capabilities that enable efficient and cost-effective management of up to four fully branded SD or HD channels, each with matched simulcast channels, in a single rack unit.

View more about Polaris™ Playout Management Suite
See Harmonic at booth SU 1210


PRODUCT: Adder’s ADDERLink Infinity

WINNER: Innovation, Content Delivery

The ADDERLink INFINITY is a high performance KVM over I P solution that enables a flexible infrastructure.8 Locate computers anywhere, share connections, watch interactions or collaborate. The ADDERLink INFINITY is the first device of its kind to allow multicasting over a network. ADDER’s expertise in IP-based KVM means optimal video quality and fluid USB-based interations. Optimized for HID and Mass Storage devices.

View more about ADDERLink INFINITY
See ADDER at booth SL8320


PRODUCT: JMR Electronics’ Lightning Thunderbolt 2 Quad Tower Model LTNG-XO-DTMP

WINNER: Innovation, Content Creation

JMR Electronics• new Lightning Quad Tower (Model number LTNG-XQ-DTMP) turns a Mac Pro into a very9 powerful Thunderbolt 2 to PCie expansion and storage desktop product. It features four full-sized PCie expansion slots, built-in RAID controller in an eight drive hot-swappable RAID system using modern SFF devices, either rotating disk, SSDs or hybrids (960GB to 24 TB native capacity), while supporting the installation of a Mac Pro computer. The product is available as a desktop/deskside tower or a 19″ rack mount, using an optional conversion kit.

View more about Lightning Thunderbolt 2
Quad Tower See JMR Electronics at booth SL12117


PRODUCT: Quantum’s StorNext® Q-Cloud™ Archive

WINNER: Creativity, Content Management

Quantum‘s StorNext® Q-Cloud™Archive provides cost-effective, on demand access to cloud storage that is cost10 effective and reliable, providing access to a virtually unlimited pool of off-premise storage. Use the fully integrated StorNext 5 data management software to and extend intelligent, policy-based tiering into the cloud. No additional hardware or software required.

View more information on Quantum‘s StorNext® Q-Cloud™ Archive
See Quantum at booth SL8416


PRODUCT: Thomson Video Network’s FUZE-1 Playout System

WINNER: Creativity, Content Delivery11

Thomson Video Networks announced the launch of the FUZE-1 Playout System in late March. FUZE-1 is a completely new paradigm that integrates traditional playout functions of a channel in a box (CiaB) with premium-quality encoding and transcoding for broadcast and OTT delivery. FUZE-1 is ideal as ad insertion, branding, disaster recovery, and EAS insertion. FUZE-1 provides a rich playout infrastructure together with the ability to process audio and video either directly in the compressed domain or by going back to baseband and re-encoding.

View more information on Thompson Video Networks’ FUZE-1 Playout System
See Thompson Video Networks at Booth SU2610


PRODUCT: Maxon Computer’s Cinema 40 Release 1612

WINNER: Creativity, Content Creation

Cinema 40 Release 16 was developed with all aspects of the application in mind and features were integrated or enhanced that simplify workflow and , make working with CINEMA 40 even more efficient  and effective. New features include a Reflectance  channel in Cinema 40 R16, which lets you create, multi-layered materials and surfaces. The new Motion Tracker gives you precise camera reconstruction when combining live footage with 3D elements. These and other new and improved features help you meet tight deadlines without sacrificing your creativity.

View more information on Cinema 40 Release 16 from MA><ON
See MAXON at booth SL10405


PRODUCT: Facilis Technology’s Terrablock13

WINNER: Editor’s Choice, Content Management

TerraBlock is an industry-leading shared storage system dedicated to post-production and content creation workflows. The Facilis Shared File System included with every TerraBlock easily accommodates the most complex multi-platform environments and enables collaboration among diverse applications and image formats. With Terra Block, DO IT ALL – From 4K film color grading to HDV craft editorial, TerraBlock provides the performance to get the job done.

View more about Facilis• Terra block
See Facilis Technology at Booth SL8811


PRODUCT: Riedel Communications’ STX-200

WINNER: Editor’s Choice, Content Delivery

The STX-200 is a broadcast-grade professional interface that brings any Skype® user worldwide into a14 professional broadcast environment. The STX-200 answers the need for a single-box solution that engages both reporters and viewers. The STX-200 is licensed by Microsoft® and integrates Skype into Riedel’s intercom solutions. The STX-200 offier broadcast-quality HD-SDI and balanced XLR audio 1/0. It is packaged with Microsoft’s professional Skype TX software.

View more about Riedel Communication’s STX-200
See Riedel Communications at booth C4937


PRODUCT: Autodesk’s Entertainment Creation Suite15

WINNER: Editor’s Choice, Content Creation

The Entertainment Creation Suite from Autodesk is a powerful 3D animation pipeline. Whether you’re a Visual Effects Artist, Modeler or Animator, you can use the Suite to push your creative boundaries, be more productive and meet tighter deadlines. Produce high-quality entertainment using specialized creative toolsets integrated to form a modern, flexible pipeline. The Ultimate version of the Suite includes Maya, 3ds Max, Softimage, Motion Builder and Mudbox.

View more about Entertainment Creative Suite
See Autodesk at Booth SL3317

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