2009 Technical Emmy Awards presented at CES

The National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences handed out its 2009 Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards during CES at the Venetian in Las Vegas last week.

Winners included Ivan G. Seidenberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications, who was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service, the Advanced Television System Committee, the Advanced Television Test Center, and the Advanced Television Evaluation Laboratory won the Standardization of the ATSC Digital System Awards.

Harris and Sony Electronics won the Serial Interface and Protocols for Server/VTR Control Awards. The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers and Thomson Grass Valley won the Development and Standardization of File Formats for Video and Audio Awards.

TANDBERG Television and DIRECTV won the Pioneering Development of MPEG-4AVC systems for HDTV Awards. Harris, Micro Communications, and Radio Frequency Systems won the Pioneering RF Combiners for Adjacent Channels on Common Antenna Systems Awards.

The Metropolitan Opera Association won the Ongoing Live Global HD Cinemacasting Award. Silicon Image, Thomson, Toshiba, Sony Electronics, Matsushita, Hitachi, Philips, Molex, Japan Aviation Electronics, and Intel won the HDMI Development Awards. XOrbit and Scripps Networks won the Delivery Confirmation Systems Awards. And Video Coding Expert Group and Moving Picture Experts Group won the MPEG-4 AVC Standard Awards.