TV Technology Announces STAR and Mario Awards at the 2008 NAB Show
April 23, 2008
TV Technology, the US-based sister magazine to TV Technology Europe and TV Technology Asia/Pacific, has announced the recipients for the coveted STAR and Mario Awards presented at the 2008 NAB Show. Now in its ninth year, the STAR Awards (for Superior Technology Award Recipient) are designed to celebrate and showcase the preeminent technological innovations available to the media industry. A panel of judges consisting of TV Technology editors and columnists reviewed a variety of products and services, examined the technical applications and their overall contribution to the industry, and then submitted their award nominees. “Every year, the NAB show serves as the launching pad for thousands of new products and services for audio and video professionals,” said Tom Butts, TV Technology Editor. “Our panel of editors walked the show floor in search of the most innovative technologies. The products and services that we selected for the STAR Award made the cut—they demonstrated their ability to help advance the acquisition and distribution of entertainment and information across the media spectrum.” Organized in 1993, the Mario Awards were established to recognize products that represent significant technical breakthroughs—many of these products and services have gone on to significantly impact the future of audio and video technology. The awards are named after Mario Orazio, a pseudonym for a nameless engineer and a renowned technology columnist for TV Technology (and sometimes TV Tech Europe and TV Tech Asia) who pens the industry’s most widely read column “The Masked Engineer.” The awards are given out annually at the NAB Show to companies that demonstrate forward thinking and technical excellence in their products. Recipients of the STAR Awards are:
Adobe Adobe Media Player Adtec Digital Total ATSC Solution AOptix LCT-5 Lasercom Terminal Baron Services Omni BIAS, Inc. SoundSoap Pro Bitcentral AirNow Blackmagic Design Broadcast Video Hub Chyron Axis Graphics DK-Technologies A/S PT0760M HD/SD Multi-Channel Video Waveform Monitor Dynacore DS-130 Series Camera Batteries EchoLab Multichannel Instant Reply Evertz 7780-AS-CS ASI Auto Switcher Frezzi HD Nickel Zinc Batteries Harmonic/Modulation Sciences Digital PRO IFB System IDX Cam Wave Wireless Transmission System Innovision/Schneider Optics DV Probe lens Jampro RWED-516-U Mask Filter/Combiner KINO FLO/ Element Labs Kelvin TILE LED Fixture K-Will VP3000 Portable Video Quality Monitor Linear Acoustic Aeromax 5.1-XL Litepanels Micro LED On-Camera Light Fixture Matrox MXO2 I/O Box for FCP2 and Adobe CS3 for Mac Maximum Throughput MAXedit Web Edition Microwave Radio Communications AMG1000 Advanced Mobile Gateway Miranda DAP-1781 8 Channel Digital Audio Processor Neutrik Male/Female Connector Panasonic BT-LH 1760 17-inch LCD Monitor RF Central RFX-PRX Portable Digital Microwave Receiver Rohde & Schwarz ETL TV Analyzer Rosco LITEPAD DL Sachtler SOOM Tripod Sony BVM-L420 LCD Monitor Sony Creative Software Sony Vegas 8.1 Sound Devices 788T Eight Track Digital Audio Recorder Tandberg Television RX8320 Receiver Telemetrics EWM (Elevating Wall Mount) Thomson MediaFUSE Transvideo CineMonitor HD Field Monitors Troll Systems Troll A600 Diversity Antenna Vinten Vector 750 Wohler Wohler Plus Recipients of the Mario Awards are:
AOptix Broadcast Lasercom Free-Space Transmission System Agilent N9340B Spectrum Analyzer Fast Forward Video Elite HD J2K Camera-Back Recorder Hoodman WristShot Hand-Held Camera Mount Ikononskop A-Cam 16-mm Film Camera Nagra Nagra LB Audio Recorder Panasonic AG-HMC70 Camcorder Rushworks Remo Truck-in-a-Box Storenet D-Rex LCP-100 HD Video Enhancer Toshiba SCiB Battery
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