Posted on May 16, 2022 in ATSC News
For the fourth time, the NAB Show is honoring companies with “Product of the Year” honors for innovations. The awards recognize the most significant and promising new products and technologies exhibited for the first time at the 2022 NAB Show. Winners were selected by a panel of industry experts in 15 categories. To be eligible for an award, nominated products had to come from companies exhibiting at the 2022 NAB Show and delivered within the 2022 calendar year.
In Monitoring and Measuring Tools, ATSC member ENENSYS was recognized for its Stream Probe product, ATSC Platinum Sponsor Gaian Solutions won an award for its AI-based ATSC 3.0 Spectrum Planning Tool, and Triveni Digital was singled out for its StreamScope® XM Monitor.
“This honor is very special as it is the very first for a software product for the ATSC 3.0 ecosystem built from the ground up for the NextGen TV industry,” said Gaian Solutions’ CEO Chandra Kotaru. “It’s also the first product offered entirely on a ‘Software as a Service’ model. For large spectrum opportunities to be serviced, collaboration is key. This tool is meant to connect spectrum providers with service providers to form alliances. Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays a key role here as ATSC 3.0 spectrum comes in many shapes and sizes with the power of dynamic slicing across a wide range of mod-cod settings. Service opportunities, too, are in need of varying types of broadcast capabilities from real time needs, to constrained needs to mobile needs to ‘Internet of Things’ needs, to name a few. So, we felt an AI-based spectrum monitoring and planning tool is the need of the hour. This is a big shout out to all the broadcasters who have been always claiming their spectrum is valuable. This tool helps discover such spectrum and pair it with service opportunities.”
The Triveni Digital StreamScope® XM Monitor won recognition in the same category. “We are honored to receive the NAB Product of the Year Award for the StreamScope® XM Monitor, recognizing Triveni Digital’s ongoing technology innovation in the NEXTGEN TV environment. As a complete solution for ATSC 3.0 monitoring, auditing, and logging, the StreamScope XM Monitor is empowering broadcasters to deliver more exciting television experiences to viewers. With ATSC 3.0 deployments accelerating in the U.S., the StreamScope XM Monitor is a must-have tool for broadcasters operating in the NEXTGEN TV environment,” said Ralph Bachofen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Triveni Digital.
In the Streaming category, ATSC members Synamedia and Amazon Web Services earned honors.
An award went to the Synamedia and 3SS: Data-driven Ultimate Android TV UX. “Our collaboration with 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) to deliver a data-driven Android TV user experience gives operators a new, leading edge insight-driven approach informed by the subscriber to launching Android TV services. We are pleased this breakthrough has been recognized by the NAB Show’s judges. In an industry first, the integration of UX technology from 3SS with business insights from Synamedia Clarissa puts operators in the driving seat, giving them the ability to quickly launch super-aggregated Android TV services based on real-time subscriber insights and preferences,” said Amruta Shankar, Director, Data and Analytics, Synamedia
Amazon Web Services won for the AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel Assembly. “The AWS Media & Entertainment team is humbled by the NAB Show naming AWS Elemental MediaTailor Channel Assembly a Product of the Year winner,” said Marc Aldrich, General Manager for Media & Entertainment at AWS. “Through Channel Assembly, content providers have a simple, efficient, and reliable way to quickly set up virtual live streams and channels at a low cost, as well as seamlessly insert advertisements that can be tailored to individual viewers. All of this enables content providers to maximize monetization opportunities, while bringing more incredible content and personalized experiences to their audiences.”
In Asset Management, Automation, Playout, members ENENSYS and TitanTV won awards. The ENENSYS TeamCast Inc. IPGuard X was recognized, as was TitanTV’s MediaStar 4.
“We are excited and honored to have MediaStar 4 selected for the 2022 NAB Show Product of the Year. The new tool was built upon suggestions and feedback from our clients, combined with the technology we know will be needed as NextGen TV continues to roll out. The new Direct Data Reporting feature will decrease the time it takes to get program data updated across the guide industry in the US on top of the ability for stations now to handle multiple stations/streams of programming with less manpower. The award validates TitanTV’s belief that the industry needs a program scheduling platform to address the exponential increase in the workload associated with creating, verifying, editing, publishing, and updating linear television schedules,” said Heidi Steffen, Chief Revenue Officer for TitanTV, Inc.
Additional honors went to ATSC members Sony Electronics for their Venice 2 cameras (which also won a separate award for Best Overall) and the Sony Spatial Reality Display in the Digital Signage category. In the AI/Machine Learning category, Comcast Technology Solutions won for VideoAI.
ENENSYS expressed their excitement and congratulated their teams on social media. “The NAB Show Awards 2022 are back home,” they posted. “These awards recognize innovations in ST2110 Monitoring for TestTree #StreamProbe and automatic changeover for ST2110 and high-density TS with #IPGuardX. Well done teams!”
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