More than 150 companies came to Washington Dec. 2–3 last week for the 12th Annual Government Video Expo.
There were scores of exceptional new products and improvements to old ones, enabling video producers and government officials to do things they once barely imagined. The staff and contributors of Government Video narrowed down our favorites to 13 products—winners of the 2009 SALUTE award.
“These companies have been listening to their customers and delivering new products that facilitate efficiencies, advances, and whole new applications to serve the public,” said Government Video editor Sanjay Talwani. “It was great to have so many innovations in one place and to see so many attendees finding the tools that will help them to do their work even better.”
“GV Expo exhibitors delivered with a great variety of products for video production and distribution and all sorts of specialty applications,” said Eric Trabb, vice president of sales and publisher of the NewBay Media Video/Broadcast Group, publisher of Government Video. “These companies should be proud: They’re bringing great solutions to an all-important sector of the video marketplace.”
The winners of the Government Video SALUTE 2009 are, in alphabetical order:
•Extron — Annotator processor for video and computer-video sources
•iPharro — MediaSeeker content identification and monitoring tool
•JVC — SR-HD1500 and SR-HD1250 Blu-ray recorders
•K5600 — Joker-Bug module for patterned light
•Linear Acoustic — Carbon hybrid metadata loudness controller
•MultiDyne — Silver Bullet Mini 3G HD/SDI fiber-optic link
•Panasonic — AG-HMR compact recorder and AG-HCK-10 camera head
•Qomo Hitevision — RF wireless tablet
•Ross Video — Octane 8-M/E Vision switcher
•Rushworks — Remo portable production unit
•Telecast — Configurable Rattler modular mini-3G link
•VBrick — VEMS (VBrick Enterprise Media System)
•Zylite — IS3 LED light
Read more about the SALUTE winners in the January 2010 issue of Government Video.