Canon and Sony have both been shortlisted for the prestigious 2012 IABM Peter Wayne Award, given to the year’s most outstanding piece of broadcast technology at IBC.
Canon’s 4K video capable digital SLR camera the EOS-1D C has been shortlisted for the Award alongside Sony’s ground-breaking NXL-IP55 live IP transmission system.
The NXL-IP55 enables four HD video and audio data streams to be transmitted over an IP network (LAN) with an ultra low latency.
Both products will receive an IABM Award for Excellence, as will the three other finalists for the Peter Wayne Award, which will be handed out at the 2012 IABM Awards for Design and Innovation reception at IBC on the evening of 8 September.
The IABM made a film about last year's finalists:
Also shortlisted for this year's Peter Wayne Award is Timecode Systems Timecode Buddy: Wi-Fi Master, a Wi-Fi- and RF-enabled multichannel timecode receiver able to generate and sync accurate timecode.
The addtion of a Wi-Fi chip has completely transformed the product, says Timecode Systems founder Paul Scurrell. “For the first time ever, broadcast professionals can stream sample accurate timecode over WiFi to up to 10 iPhones or iPads, giving everyone from camera assistants to script supervisors and directors access to the same perfectly synced timecode.”
Other finalists include:
Civolution SyncNow — Smart Service, a server-side, content-triggering service that provides real-time recognition of broadcast content independent of the broadcaster.
Glensound Electronics HD Voice‚Ä®, a technology that offers 7kHz audio as a voice call on a 3G network at no extra call costs
IABM Director General Peter White commented: "The IABM Awards for Design and Innovation identify important new products and showcase their significance within our rapidly evolving industry.”
Our judging panel scores all entries against the level of innovation that each promises, and the five finalists for this year's awards have emerged through a rigorous review process.”
We're very pleased, once again, with the quality of our five finalists and look forward to announcing the Peter Wayne award at IBC."
The IABM awards program is open to all global manufacturers and suppliers, and it recognizes products that offer significant solutions or new opportunities to the broadcast supply industry.
All judges on the international panel are independent and are not affiliated with a vendor company or similar operation.
In addition to selecting five winners of the IABM Award for Excellence, the panel selects from these one overall winner.
More information about the IABM awards and the five finalists' products can be found at www.theiabm.org/designawards.