Broadcast Engineering announces Pick Hit winners

Broadcast Engineering's Pick Hit awards are the industry's longest-running product technology awards for broadcast and production. With a 24-year history, Pick Hits are the most prestigious technical awards given at NAB.

At the 2008 NAB Show, a panel of independent judges toured the exhibition floor for three days, looking for innovative technology. They then met to make their selections based on multiple criteria, including the technical and financial improvements the products can bring to a facility's operation. Our editors and publisher have no vote in the selection process.

Congratulations to the following 40 manufacturers for their creative technology solutions:

1. ADC ProPatch Miniature (PPM) patch bay

2. Adobe After Effects CS3

3. Archion NODE video storage

4. Avocent Emerge ECMS4000 desktop over IP

5. Barco RHDM-2301 HD monitor

6. Baron OMNI HD weather system

7. Blackmagic Design Videohub router

8. Bodelin Technologies Pro Prompter teleprompter

9. Broadcast Pix Slate 5000 broadcast switcher

10. Convergent Design Flash XDR solid-state recorder

11. EEG CB512 DTV caption legalizer

12. Evertz IntelliGain loudness processor

13. Evertz CP-2200E system control panel

14. Florical FanChat social networking/automation

15. Graham-Patten Sonarae audio monitoring

16. Hamlet Video FlexiScope Option 3 Module HD test signal generator

17. Harris X85 3G video processor

18. Harris NEXIO AMP media platform

19. Holophone PortaMic 5.1 surround microphone

20. Image Video VxV-4 HD quad split

21. iZotope ANR-B audio noise reducer

22. Linear Acoustic UPMAX:neo surround sound upmix

23. Masstech MassChannel DIY automation on a card

24. Matrox MXO2 I/O computer interface

25. Nemal DT-12 cable tester

26. NTT Electronics HVE9100/HVD9100 H.264 encoders

27. Panasonic VariCam 2700/3700 P2 camcorders

28. Pixelmetrix DVStation-Mini transport stream monitor

29. Pro-Bel Morpheus ICE automation

30. Qualstar BQ 20 video archive system

31. RME Audio HDSP MADI PCI card

32. Ross Vision Quattro production switcher

33. Signiant DMDMS media distribution

34. Sony EX3 camcorder

35. Thomson Grass Valley MediaFUSE content management

36. Troll XNG A600 diversity HD receive system

37. Utah Scientific 400-XL router

38. Vaddio WallVIEW CCU Z700 multi-camera CCU

39. Wohler Touch-It Digital HD multi-image viewer

40. Zaxcom Fusion audio mixer

* Subject to editorial verification