Congratulations to the companies whose products earned “Best of Show” Awards from Radio magazine, as we announced at the 2014 NAB Show.
This is a new award program for both Radio and its parent company NewBay, replacing several including our Pick Hits of years past. Separate lists of Best of Show winners were chosen by five NewBay magazines — Radio, Radio World, TV Technology, Digital Video and Video Edge — from among more than 200 nominations. Exhibitors nominated their products for consideration by the various titles, and paid an entry fee. All nominated and winning products will be recognized in a post-show, digital Best of Show Program Guide delivered to readers.
So how does it work?
Any NAB Show exhibitor may submit a product for consideration by one or more of the publications, and may submit multiple products. The program seeks to recognize outstanding products exhibited at the show and new since the prior NAB Show. Winners are selected by panels of professional users and editors (for each magazine) based on descriptions provided by the manufacturers via an online nomination form as well as on judges'' inspection at the convention, using the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry. The 2014 winners are:
Broadcast Bionics PhoneBOX v4 & OASIS
BW Broadcast Ltd. RBRX Encore
BW Broadcast Ltd. Vertus AM / FM translator
Crown Broadcast IREC FME-250
DEVA Broadcast DB7007 Receiver
DEVA Broadcast Radio Explorer II Analyzer
Inovonics AARON FM Rebroadcast Receiver
Nautel GV Series Digital/Analog High Power FM Transmitters
Rohde & Schwarz R&STHR9 Liquid-cooled FM Transmitter
Wheatstone Corp. SG-192 Stereo Generator
Yellowtec iXm Recorder
We hope to improve and expand the award program in future, and I welcome your input. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radio technology management is in a time of change, and so is Radio magazine.
As you read last issue, Chriss Scherer has left the publication as full-time editor, but he remains a part of the Radio family as a contributor and colleague. I thank him for his years of leadership both to the magazine and the engineering industry, and for his friendship. We wish him well in his next ventures.
I hope to be able to share with you soon news of his successor. And I thank Senior Associate Editor Erin Shipps, Associate Publisher Steven Bell, our colleagues Chris Wygal and Doug Irwin, and the circle of Radio contributors for their support during this time of editorial transition.
Radio magazine is an important part of NewBay Media. As longtime readers know, our roots go back to 1959 when Broadcast Engineering began publication; the first issue of Radio magazine grew out of BE in 1993. Twenty-one years later, this magazine continues to play an important role in the careers of thousands of engineers and other technically minded managers. Stay tuned, and never hesitate to let us know how Radio magazine can serve you better.
McLane is editorial director of NewBay Media''s Broadcast/Video Group.