Entries for the 2005 Broadcast Engineering Excellence Awards were announced in the December 2004 Digital Reference Guide. That issue contained 32 entries, a 25 percent increase from last year. Each entry described the technology innovation and construction that went into each facility.
This year's winners were selected based on voting by readers who visited the Broadcast Engineering Web site at www.broadcastengineering.com. Award plaques will be presented at this year's NAB convention to the companies that officially entered the facility into the contest.
Be sure to look for the Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award in your favorite vendor or system integrator's booth. The award recognizes leading-edge design and system integration.
This year's winners are:
New studio technology for:HD90Winner: Turner Studios By AZCARRunners-up: TNT By AZCAR HD production trucks By Diversified SystemsNetwork92Winner: Discovery Communications By CEIRunners-up: CNBC By The Systems Group CBC By Miranda TechnologiesNon-broadcast94Winner: KLCS By OmneonRunner-up: Elon University By Jova/Daniels/BusbyStation96Winner: KIRO By Sundance DigitalRunner-up: KCEN By Prof.Communication SystemsNetwork newsroom technology:98Winner: Sahara TV By LeitchRunner-up: CNN NY By TurnerFor RF systems:100Winners: KVIE By Thales Mt. Wilson By AxceraRunner-up: WABC By The Systems GroupFor station automation:102Winners: KTVK By Sundance Digital Media General By Microfirst EngineeringRunner-up: Media General By Florical