NAB2006 AIM Winners Announced

NAB announced the winners of the fourth-annual Awards for Innovation in Media (AIMs). Attendees at the NAB2006 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 and creativity, and lowering cost.

Content Creation winners were: Adobe Systems’s Adobe Production Studio, Apple Final Cut Studio, Autodesk ?‚àö√ë‚àö√Ü Media & Ent. Maya, the XLH1 HD Camcorder from Canon USA, Red Digital Cinema 4K Cinema Camera, Panasonic HVX200 Camcorder and Sony XDCAM HD received the highest number of attendee votes and were each awarded a 2006 NAB AIM.

Content Management winners were: Grass Valley Inc. REV PRO, LaCie Little Big Disk 320GB, the TriCaster PRO from NewTek, Omneon Video Networks’s MediaGrid Active Storage System, openGear from Ross Video Limited in cooperation with Cobalt Digital & Ward-Beck Systems and SmartSound Software Sonicfire Pro 4.

Content Delivery winners were: the AmiNET124 from Amino Communications, the Configurable Messenger Transmitter (CMT) from Global Microwave Systems, Volicon Inc. Observer 4CH ?Äî MultiChannel Broadcast Monitor and Vyvx inV.

A judging panel of editors from key industry publications will review the AIM-winning technologies and other new products exhibited at the show to select an additional winner within each product category.

NAB2006 is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all media. Complete NAB2006 details are available at

The National Assn. of Broadcasters ( is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts.

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