Creative Solutions honoured with two Academy Scientific and Engineering Awards for Teradek and Amimon products

February 17, 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organisation behind the Oscars, presented Teradek and Amimon with two awards at a virtual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation.

This year’s esteemed Board of Governors selected two Creative Solutions innovations for their related accomplishments. One honour recognised Nicolaas Verheem, Greg Smokler and Ilya Issenin for the development of the ruggedised Teradek Bolt wireless video transmission system for on-set monitoring.

A second award was presented to Dr. Zvi Reznic, Prof. Meir Feder, Guy Dorman and Ron Yogev for the development of the Amimon wireless chipset. Teradek designs and manufactures high performance video solutions for wireless video transmission, wireless lens control, live streaming and IP video transmission, camera control and colour correction. The result of several generations of refinement, today’s Bolt 4K wireless video system transmits 4K HDR to multiple concurrent receiverswith high link reliability, superior signal strength, and high security.

Today over 40,000 Bolt transmitters and 60,000 Bolt receivers are working in the motion picture and broadcasting industry—owned by Steadicam operators, DITs, drone pilots, productioncompanies and rental houses—all to keep up with the demands of production crews large and small.

“We are honoured to receive a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for our development of Teradek’s Bolt,” said Nicolaas Verheem, founder and CEO of Teradek.

“The Bolt was forged over almost a decade of hard work, with a relentless focus on the customer, leading to our solution slowly pulling ahead of the alternatives and having a meaningful and lasting impactin the industry. But it must be said that we stood on the shoulders of giants, not only those of our colleagues in California and Israel, but also the many groundbreaking scientists over the last two centuries that made the magic of wireless video become a reality.”

Amimon’s exclusive wireless technology brings untethered mobility to cameras and other video equipment, allowing beautiful 4K HDR content anywhere on any remote display. Their patented zero latency technology enables instantaneous transmission of uncompressed video across a wireless link. The proprietary chipset within Teradek Bolt wireless video systems and SmallHD wireless monitors, offers expansive scenes and more dynamic shots than ever before.This technology allows camera operators greater creative flexibility and complete freedom in camera movement.

Upon learning of the accolades, Amimon Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Zvi Reznic expressed, “We would like to thank the Academy for honouring us with this Award. When we started Amimon in 2004 we knew that the challenge of low latency video transmission was high, but we were ready for it. What caught us by surprise is the type of markets that we ended up serving. We started with consumer products and ended up in endoscopy, in drones, and on movie sets, where our technology has made a substantial impact.”

The two brands have collaborated since 2012 when Teradek created a worldwide market for zero-delay wireless video production. In November 2018 Creative Solutions, a Division of The Vitec Group plc, announced the acquisition of Amimon Inc.

Regarding their combined contributions Verheem says, “Our success in the market clearly illustrates Teradek’s relentless pursuit of serving visual storytellers, and Amimon’s underlying technical achievement enabling high quality wireless video, so reliable, so well integrated into the workflow, that the device itself seems to disappear, becoming as commonplace and as easy to use as a cable. We are proud that Bolt, using Amimon technology, has changed the industry for the better.”

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