NAB Announces NAB 2006 AIM Awards

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NAB has announced the winners of the fourth-annual Awards for Innovation in Media (AIMs). Attendees at the NAB 2006 exhibition voted April 24 and 25 for the technological innovations that best addressed current and upcoming issues in the electronic media industry by boosting efficiency, increasing user flexibility/creativity and lowering cost.

The top five products within the Content Creation, Content Management, and Content Delivery categories received recognition during the NAB 2006 Technology Lunch. Within the Content Creation category, Adobe Systems' Adobe Production Studio, Apple's Final Cut Studio, Autodesk, Media & Entertainment's Maya, the XLH1 HD camcorder from Canon USA, Red Digital Cinema's 4K Cinema Camera, Panasonic's HVX200 camcorder and Sony's XDCAM HD received the highest number of attendee votes and were each awarded a 2006 NAB AIM.

Winners in the Content Management category were Grass Valley, Inc.'s REV PRO, LaCie's Little Big Disk 320GB, the TriCaster PRO from NewTek, Omneon Video Networks' MediaGrid active storage system, openGear from Ross Video Limited in cooperation with Cobalt Digital and Ward-Beck Systems and SmartSound Software's Sonicfire Pro 4.

Also receiving AIMs within the Content Delivery category were the AmiNET124 from Amino Communications, Global Microwave Systems’ configurable messenger transmitter, Volicon's Observer four-channel multichannel broadcast monitor and Vyvx's inV.

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