"The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award was the first Emmy Award issued in 1949 and it laid the groundwork for all the other Emmys to come," said Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS. "We are especially excited to be honoring these prestigious companies and presenting our gala again at the NAB Show where the intersection of innovation, technology and excitement in the future of television can be found."
Robert Seidel, Chairman of the Technology & Engineering Achievement Committee said,"Screen actors are always cited for Oscars. Stage performers are similarly proud of their Tonys. Television journalists are quick to add an Emmy to their resume - and with good reason. We award the Technology & Engineering Emmy Award to these outstanding companies and individuals who are the 'tool makers' of the industry that have materially affected the television viewing experience."
'We are thrilled that NATAS has again chosen to recognize the industry's most innovative companies and leading technology minds at NAB Show," said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. "As the world's largest event focused on the intersection of media and technology, NAB Show is a natural fit for this prestigious awards program. We congratulate the award winners and look forward to celebrating their achievements in April."
The individuals and companies that will be honored at the event follow.
2018 Technical I Engineering Achievement Awards
Pioneering Development of Mobile X-Band Radar Trucks for Television Weather Forecasting and Reporting
- NBC Universal Company Owned Stations
- Accelerated Media Technologies lnc.
- Enterprise Electronics Corporation (EEC)
Automated Sound Conformation
- Sounds in Sync
- Synchro Arts
- The Cargo Cult
3D Engine Software for the Production of Animation
- Unity Technologies
- Epic Games lnc.
Cast Effective Crowd Simulation Tools
Pioneering Development of Packet lmpairment Test Generator for SMPTE ST 2022 Digital Video over IP
Development of a Ku Satellite-Based Communication System for Early Satellite Newsgathering
- Conus Communications (Hubbard Broadcasting)
Large-Scale "At Horne" Production for Live Sports
- NASCAR Productions
- PSSI Global Services
- Big Ten Network
Large-Scale Distributed Production for Live Sports
- NBC Sports
Standardization of HTML5, Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) and Media Source Extensions (MSE) for a Full TV Experience
- Microsofto Comcast
Pioneering Reliable Transmission Method for Live Contribution and Distribution TV Links
- AVI West
Pioneering Development of the Single-Chip Color Camera
- Peter Dilleno Al Brault