Aaton Digital press announcement
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2 x 300 dpi photos supplied show 1) the CantarX3 recorder with the new CANTAREM 2 assignable mixer fader panel, and 2) the award presentation at IBC – full captions at end of release
AATON DIGITAL’S CANTARX3 LOCATION AUDIO RECORDER WINS IABM DESIGN AND INNOVATION AWARD AT IBC 2015
Paris & London, 28th September 2015:
Aaton Digital was awarded the IABM Design and Innovation award in the audio category at IBC 2015 for its new CantarX3 digital 24 track location audio recorder.
This year’s industry accolades, recognising products that offer significant solutions or new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry, were awarded at a special ceremony held during IBC2015, at the Emerald Lounge, RAI Amsterdam. The winners were assessed on their perceived impact to the industry in terms of end user benefit, value for money, innovation, implementation, performance or new opportunities created.
Aaton Digital’s CEO, Jacques Delacoux comments: “We were delighted to receive a Cinec Award in 2014 when we first showed the prototype and now doubly delighted to receive this award from this respected international association of manufacturers.”
Innovation can be seen in many areas of the recorder. With both the linear and the rotary faders there is no direct mechanical connection between the fader and the electronic sensor it is adjusting. There are very strong small magnets that connect the outside to the sealed electronics inside via a magnetic field, to keep water and dust out permanently. Roller balls and bearings are also used within and the end result is an excellent ‘feel’ to the controls but without the worry of ingress of dust or water.
Production models of the CantarX3 are now being delivered to the many who pre ordered.
The Aaton and Cantar names already carry forward a reputation for outstanding quality, practicality and reliability, and in the new CantarX3 Aaton Digital has applied new digital technology and new manufacturing techniques to create an outstanding flexible tool for those who need to record professional audio for years to come.
Jacques is also CEO of Transvideo, known for the design and manufacture of high end reference monitors widely used by broadcast and motion picture industries and highly respected for their accuracy and reliability.
Aaton Digital’s new CantarX3 location 24 track digital audio recorder is the ultimate machine for the professional sound recordist and for motion picture, location and orchestral recording, with both stunning appearance and performance.
French Technologies for Motion Picture, Broadcast and Digital Cinematography.
The IABM (International Associaton of Broadcast Manufacturers) is a non-profit trade association representing manufacturers and suppliers of products and services to the broadcast and electronic media industries. The Association’s aim is to identify and promote the interests of its members, and to provide benefits and services which enhance their business performance. It claims to represent more than 80% of the global value of the broadcast sector, the IABM is an influential voice lobbying on behalf of its members.
About Aaton Digital and Transvideo:
From 1985 onwards Transvideo has been creating products for the film industry and television production. It designed the first professional flat panel monitor in 1990, and since then it has led the high-end on-board monitoring market, including metadata extraction from intelligent lenses such as Cooke/i and ARRI LDS.
Transvideo is also active in avionics with several products used in Airbus aircraft such as the super air carrier A380 and A350, also in the single aisle A32X family.
An Academy Award in 2009 and a Cinec Award in 2010 have recognized Transvideo for its innovation and superior engineering ability.
In June 2013, TRANSVIDEO’s holding Ithaki acquired AATON, the French manufacturer of cinematic equipment. Since this time, AATON-Digital developed the Cantar-X3, the most advanced on location sound recorder that received a Cinec Award in 2014.
2 x 300 dpi photos supplied as attachments:
Photo 1) The CantarX3 recorder with the new CANTAREM 2 assignable mixer fader panel
Photo 2) The IBC award presentation: From left, Peter White, IABM CEO; Karine Fouque, Sales Director Aaton Digital, Pierre Michoud and Pascal Grillere, Aaton Digital Technical Engineers
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