The IABM (International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have included Bridge Technologies among the five recipients of its Game-Changer Awards, presented at this years NAB show. The award is given in recognition of solutions that transform accepted rules, processes and strategies, and which typically lead a movement of related businesses in the same direction.
The Award recognizes five products judged to have the greatest potential to revolutionize the industry. This years distinguished winners are Bridge Technologies for PocketProbe, Masstech for Emerald for News, TC Electronic for LoudnessRadar, isovideo for Viarte, and Emmis for TagStation.
The NAB Show always provides an exciting glimpse into future possibilities for the broadcast industrys growth and development, said IABM Director General Peter White. The five products honored today with Game Changer Awards are an exceptional sampling from this years exhibition, demonstrating both an awareness of the challenges that face broadcasters today and the opportunities that tomorrow brings.
The Game Changer Awards were open to all broadcast, digital media, and entertainment industry manufacturers and their products, and the award winners were selected by a panel of impartial experts who toured the show undercover and reviewed products and solutions during the first two days of the show.
The NAB Show offers the perfect opportunity to recognize the ongoing innovation that drives our industry forward, said Chris Brown, executive vice president of conventions and business operations at the NAB. Each year, vendors devote significant time and resources to bringing their best new developments to the show floor. The Game Changer Awards honor this effort and the forward-looking solutions it yields.
Accepting the award for Bridge Technologies, Chairman Simen Frostad said: Its particularly pleasing to be considered a game-changer because that implies thinking outside the box, taking a fresh look at a problem and finding a better solution being smart and creative, in short. And we definitely have a lot of smart, creative people working at Bridge.
Based in Oslo, Norway, Bridge Technologies designs and develops advanced analysis, measurement, and monitoring solutions for the digital media industries. Bridge Technologies systems offer true end-to-end monitoring and analysis capability from satellite to set top box and viewing device, giving the operator total control over delivery chain performance and the customers quality of experience.
In addition to state of the art solutions for terrestrial, cable and satellite infrastructure, Bridge Technologies offers OTT monitoring tools included in most of its probes, as well as the new microAnalytics System for monitoring OTT and TV everywhere services to multiple devices including smartphones and tablets. The microAnalytics System allows operators to remotely access real-time data from set top boxes, connected TVs, iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices, making accurate and comprehensive end-to-end multiservice/OTT monitoring a reality for the first time.