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April 27, 2006
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Announces NAB2006 AIM Award Winners

LAS VEGAS, NV - 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.

The top five products within each of the Content Creation, Content Management, and Content Delivery categories received recognition during the NAB2006 Technology Luncheon, sponsored by LG.

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 & Ward-Beck Systems and SmartSound Software's Sonicfire Pro 4.

Also receiving AIMs within the Content Delivery category were the AmiNET124 from Amino Communications, the Configurable Messenger Transmitter (CMT) from Global Microwave Systems, Volicon, Inc.’s Observer 4CH -- MultiChannel Broadcast Monitor and Vyvx’s inV.

"Attendees at the NAB spring show are especially positioned to recognize the hottest products emerging in the marketplace," said NAB President and CEO David K. Rehr. "NAB extends its congratulations to all of the 2006 AIM winners who received this esteemed recognition."

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. Editors wishing to participate on the panel should contact Stacy Perrus at or 202-429-5479 by 5 p.m. ET April 28. The 2006 "Editors' Choice" award winners will be announced on Thursday, May 4.

NAB2006 is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all media.

The National Association 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. Information about NAB can be found at


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