Technical Emmys Handed Out at CES
LAS VEGAS: Advances
in tapeless, intercom and audio for television technologies were among the
fields honored at the annual National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Technical
Emmys last week. The Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering/Technical
Development have been awarded since 1948. The ceremony took place at the
Consumer Electronics Show.
The National Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Technology and
Engineering was presented to Sir Howard Stringer, chairman and CEO of Sony Corp.
Stringer has been chairman of the company since 2005. He is shown at right
accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award in Technology and Engineering from
Verizon President and CEO Ivan Seidenberg, recipient of the 2009 award. Other
individuals and companies honored at the event include:
For Development and Production of
Portable Tapeless Acquisition
Avid Technology, Inc.
Ikegami Co. LTD
The Belt Pack: Distributed Amplifier
Systems in Live Production
RTS Systems, Inc.
Development of Wireless Intercom
HME (HM Electronics, Inc.)
RTS Systems, Inc.
Development of Audio Meta Data Process
for conforming audio the ATSC digital TV standard
Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Linear Acoustic, Inc.
Enabling Standards for the delivery of
television via broadband data systems
HD Super Motion Systems for acquisition,
recording and Playback for Broadcast Entertainment and Sports Productions
NAC Image Technology, Inc.
EVS Broadcast Equipment, Inc.
Grass Valley Group
Blue Laser Optical Systems for Consumer
Sony Corporation, Inc.
Royal Philips Electronics
TDK Corporation, Inc.
The awards were presented to an individual, company, or to a scientific or
technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in
engineering technologies which either represent an extensive improvement on
existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have
affected the transmission, recording, or reception of television. -- from TV Technology