The IABM (International Association of Broadcast Manufacturers) has named Bridge Technologies as one of the five recipients of its Game-Changer 2014 award, in a presentation at this year’s NAB show. Following from its win in 2013, this makes Bridge Technologies the only company to have received the IABM award twice.
For 2014, the IABM chose Bridgetech’s VB288 Objective QoE Content Extractor as the game-changing product. Winners were selected based on the innovation of their products and services, the benefits they bring to customers and the industry as a whole, as well as influence on the industry, impact potential over the next 12 months, and economic factors like ROI, cost of ownership and expected user savings.
The panel of judges included John Ive, director of business development and technology at IABM; So Vang, vice president of Advance Technology; Tariq Islam, director of Advance Engineering, at NAB; and Peter White, chief executive, IABM.
Receiving the award at the IABM’s NAB reception, Bridge Technologies’ Chairman Simen Frostad said: “The VB288 embodies a bit of clear thinking in an area where the industry has got itself in a muddle. Sometimes it’s necessary to strike out in a different direction to achieve a better result, and that’s what being a game changer is about.”