IBC 2015: The IABM Design & Innovation Awards winners were revealed at IBC, with VRT’s Live IP project given a Special Recognition award.

The awards honour outstanding products offering new solutions and opportunities for the broadcast and media industry.

They were handed out across nine categories that encompass the broadcast pipeline from acquisition to delivery.

In addition to the nine category winners, the IABM judges also gave a Special Recognition Award to Belgian public broadcaster VRT and the group of broadcast technology partners and the EBU which collaborated on the Live IP Project.

Axon, Dwesam, EVS, Genelec, Lawo, LSB, Nevion, Tektronix and Trilogy all contributed to the live fully IP-based and IT-centric TV production studio.

“The competition was particularly strong this year and we would like to congratulate all of the winners on their success,” said IABM chief executive Peter White.

“We were delighted to receive such an exceptionally high standard and number of entries, it really does underline the outstanding level of creativity and innovation in our industry today.

“The judging task was not easy and we are delighted to finally announce these worthy winners.”

The winners

Acquisition and production

  • Suitcase TV - Iphrame Remote  

Suitcase TV’s Iphrame Remote is an addition to its Iphrame Suite of software-based solutions for SDI and IP-based workflows. It enables operation of the system from any location where there is an internet connection. 

Post production

  • Marquis Broadcast - Edit Bridge

Edit Bridge enables the integration of Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects in an Avid Interplay environment. It includes two Custom Panels for Premiere Pro which allow control of the workflow directly from a Premiere Pro user interface.

Content and communication Infrastructure

  • EVS - SEA Games TV app

EVS created a devoted second screen app for the 28th SEA Games held in Singapore in June.

The app allowed user to view the Games live on smart devices and also featured multi-cam technology which gave fans near-live video from multiple angles. The app also featured other video content, image galleries, schedules and medal tally.


  • AATON - Digital Cantar X3 on location audio recorder (pictured)

Lighter and easier to use than its X1 and X2 predecessors, Aaton’s Cantar X3 is a 24-track file-based recorder with timecode, ten-track mixer, 12 analog inputs and a high-brightness, swivelling display.


  • Ericsson - Video Storage and Processing Platform

Ericsson’s Video Storage and Processing Platform is a cloud-based broadcast infrastructure service which is optimised for VOD expansion, time-shifting and cloud DVR offerings.

System automation and control

  • Net Insight AB - Customer Provisioned Networks

Net Insight’s Customer Provisioned Networks solution allows broadcasters to book and provision transmission capacity in a service provider network according to need. 

Playout and delivery systems

  • Harmonic -  Harmonic Spectrum X Media Server System

Harmonic’s Spectrum X Media Server is designed for broadcast production and playout applications transitioning to IP workflows and integrates SDI and IP I/O on the same chassis.

The media server system also supports a range of formats and is upgradeable for Ultra HD.

Test, quality control and Monitoring

  • Volicon - Observer OTT Service Monitoring Solution

The Observer OTT Service Monitoring Solution by Volicon captures all content delivered over IP networks to smartphones, tablets and computers and verifies stream integrity and compliance with the FCC’s closed-captioning and loudness regulations and validates apps used to access content.


  • Conax -  Conax Go Live

Conax Go Live is an entry level, turnkey solution for streaming live TV channels, aimed at those wanting rapid deployment of OTT multiscreen content with a minimal minimal investment.