Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

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name = Technology and Engineering Emmy Award

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caption = Technology and Engineering Emmy Award
description = Outstanding achievement in technical or engineering development
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country = USA
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A Technology and Engineering Emmy Award is given by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for outstanding achievement in technical or engineering development. An award can be presented to an individual, a company, or to a scientific or technical organization for developments and/or standardization involved in engineering technologies which either represent so extensive an improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially have affected the transmission, recording, or reception of television.

2008 presentations

The Emmy Awards for ATSC broadcast transmission system RF filters:
* Electronics Research Inc.
* Dielectric Communications
* Harris Broadcast
* Micro Communications Inc.

The Emmy Awards for Development… of interactive Video on Demand infrastructure and signaling, leading to large scale VOD implementations:
* Time Warner Cable
* Scientific Atlanta
* N2 Broadband (Tandberg Television)

The Emmy Award for Coaxial cable technology:
* AT&T

The Emmy Award for Pioneering development of a fully monitored fiber optic based digital network… at shared use sports venues:
* Vyvx Services

The Emmy Award for Development and implementation of an integrated and portable IP-based live, edit and store-and-forward digital newsgathering system:

The Emmy Awards for Monitoring for compliance standards for ATSC & DVB transport streams:
* Rohde & Schwarz
* Tektronix
* Thomson
* Pixelmetrix Corporation

The advanced media technology winners for Science, Engineering & Technology for Broadband & Personal Television:

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of Commercial Advertising on Personal Computer:
* The L Word in Second Life, Showtime Networks/Electric Sheep Company

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use for Creation and Distribution of Interactive Commercial Advertising Delivered Through Digital Set Top Boxes:
* Axe Boost Your E.S.P. Interactive Channel Experience, Brightline iTV/Unilever

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Content for Interactive Use (Two Screen Environment TV /PC or TV / Mobile Device):
* March Madness on Demand, Sports

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Creation of Non-Traditional Programs or Platforms:
* MTV's Virtual Laguna Beach, MTV Networks

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of Personal Media Display and Presentation Technology (PSP, Cell Phone, Personal Media Player, Mobile Devices):
* Bravo To Go, Bravo

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of "On Demand" (Consumer Scheduled or Programmed) Technology Over Broadband Networks for Active "lean-forward" Viewing:
* MLB Mosaic, Ensequence/MLB.TV

The Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for Best Use of "On Demand" for Passive "lean-backward" Viewing:
* Switched Digital Video: Revolutionizing TV, Time Warner Cable/BigBand Networks

Following are the winners for Engineering & Technology for Creation and Implementation of Video Games and Platforms:

The Awards for Game Controller Innovation:
* Nintendo DS, Nintendo,
* Wii, NIntendo

The Awards for Handheld Game Device Display Screen Innovation:
* Football & Auto RaceMattel Electronics
* Atari LynxAtari Corporation
* Nintendo DS – Nintendo

The Awards for User-Generated Content - Game Modification:
* "Pinball Construction Set" – Bill Budge & Electronic Arts
* "Quake" – John Carmack & id Software
* "Second Life" – Philip Rosedale & Linden Lab

The Award for Physics Engines:
* Havok

The Awards for Development of Massively Multiplayer Online Graphical Role Playing Games (MMORPG):
* "Neverwinter Nights" – Don Daglow & Stormfront Studios, AOL-Time Warner, Wizards of the Coast,
* "Everquest" – Sony Online Entertainment
* "World of Warcraft" – Mike Morhaime & Blizzard Entertainment

The Awards for Visual Digital Content Creation Tools and their Impact:
* Maya, Autodesk
* 3D Studio Max, Autodesk

SOURCE: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

2007 presentations

*TM Systems, For the development of the QC Station, a lightweight, quality control PC software that dramatically improves the traditional workflow of a dubbing and/or subtitling project.

2006 presentations

*RCA-TTE, For Pioneering Development of On Screen Display (OSD) for Setup, Control and Configuration of Consumer Television Equipment
*Microsoft, Adobe Systems, RealNetworks, and Apple Computer, Inc., For Streaming Media Architectures and Components
*Terayon Communication Systems, Inc., For pioneering Development for Combining Multiple ransport Streams Which Are Already Encoded, Using Rate-Shaping and Statistical Re-multiplexing
*Visible World and The Weather Channel, For Development and Implementation of automatically Assembled Dynamic Customized TV Advertising
*Gennum Corp., For Technology Advances in Serial Digital Interface Solutions, enabling Over 20 Years of Seamless Studio and Broadcast Infrastructure migration.
* [] (a website associated with The N television channel) for Outstanding Achievement in Advanced Media Technology for the Non-Synchronous Enhancement of Original Television Programming, for the [ Video Masher] .

2005 presentations

*Ampex and ABC, For slow-motion color recording and playback for broadcast
*ABC, PBS, and Consumer Electronics Association, For closed caption standardization
*The WB and IBM, For pioneering development of locally integrated and branded content using IP Store and forward technology
*Canon USA Inc., Fujinon, and Thales Angeniux, For lens technology developments for solid state imagers cameras in high definition formats
*AT&T For the first intercontinental satellite TV transmission.

2004 presentations

*Sharp, Development of Direct View Liquid Crystal Display Screens
*Philips, Development of UHP Lamps
*Len Reiffel, Pioneering efforts in the invention of the Telestrator
*Echostar and DirecTV Pioneering Efforts in the Development of Spot Beam Satellites for Distribution of Local Broadcast Channels Directly to Home Receivers:
*NCube, Concurrent, and SeaChange, Development, productization, and commercialization of video server technology leading to large scale VOD implementations:

2003 presentations

*Turner Networks For Pioneering Efforts in the Development of Automated, Server-Based Closed Captioning Systems
*Thales Broadcast & Multimedia For Pioneering Development of Digital Modulator Adaptive Pre-Correction for ATSC 8VSB Digital Transmitter Systems
*Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions For Development And Application Of Sub-Pixel Imaging Devices For Television Cameras
*Dolby Laboratories, Jim Fosgate, and Peter Scheiber For Development of Surround Sound for Television
*Texas Instruments DLP Products For Pioneering Development of mass-produced digital reflective imaging technology for consumer rear projection television
*Dr. Kees Immink For Coding Technology for Optical Recording Formats
*Pinnacle Systems (Montage) and Thomson Broadcast & Media Solutions For Technology to simultaneously encode multiple video qualities and the corresponding metadata

2002 presentations

*Plasma display by Donald Bitzer. This revolutionized the television.
*Final Cut Pro by Apple Inc. A one application, any format editing system.
*Boujou Automated Camera Tracker by 2d3 Ltd. This innovation provides automatic shot tracking in a fraction of the usual time.
*Arriflex Cameras by ARRI Inc. A Lifetime Achievement Award goes to this organization for fifty years of technological contributions to the industry.
*TM Systems, for their language translation, dubbing and subtitling system. [ Dubbing biz goes modern] — "Variety" magazine, 22 September 2002.]
*Proximity Corporation for software for managing graphical assets for broadcast.

1997 presentations

* [ J.L. Fisher] , for development of camera dollies.
*Panasonic, for development of the AJ-LT75 DVCPRO "Laptop" editor.
*Seven organizations known as the Grand Alliance, which are primarily responsible for developing and standardizing the transmission and technology for digital TV. The companies are General Instrument, AT&T, David Sarnoff Research Center, Thomson/RCA, Philips, Zenith and M.I.T.. [ [ Engineering Emmys awarded] — "Variety" magazine, 20 June 1997.]

1960 Presentation

Radio Corporation of America, Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company and English Electric Valve Company for the independent development of the 4 1/2 inch image orthicon tube and camera.


External links

* [ Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards home page]
* [ Outstanding Achievement in Technical/Engineering Development Awards] , from 1948 to 2006

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