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Installation Best of Show at IBC2017 winners revealed

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Installation Best of Show Awards at IBC2017.

Recognising new and outstanding equipment exhibited at the event, the awards are open to any company showing a product at the Amsterdam trade fair that has been launched since the 2016 show.

As well as Installation, awards are presented by NewBay publications Audio Media International, PSNEurope, Radio World International, TVBEurope and TV Technology Global.

The shortlisted products received a visit from a judge at the show in Amsterdam between 15 and 17 September.

More information can be found at

The winners are:

KE8952 4K HDMI KVM over IP Extender – ATEN

ATEN’s latest 4K KVM over IP solution, KE8952 brings 4K to any control room or production environment that needs flexible workstations. The benefits include effortless digital media extension over IP; support for unlimited distances via Cat 5e/6 over a LAN, or via an SFP fibre optic transceiver module over optical Ethernet; and lossless images up to 3840 x 2160 @ 30HZ at 36-bit colour depth.

Extio 3 – Quad-Output 4K IP KVM Extender – Matrox

Claimed to set a new industry standard, Extio 3 securely extends a single 4Kp60 4:4:4 video signal, or four 1080p60 4:4:4 signals, along with keyboard, mouse, stereo audio and USB 2.0 over standard Gigabit Ethernet at unprecedentedly low bitrates. Extio 3 IP KVM extenders deliver exceptional remote desktop performance and, when combined with standard GigE network switches, create a cost-effective over-IP extension and switching solution, allowing users to securely and instantly switch to any system on the KVM network.

Highlight LED – Projects Department

Projects Department worked with lighting manufacturer Photon Beard to develop Highlight LED, which is said to address the two big challenges of colour and light distribution. High quality remote phosphor technology is said to provide smooth continuous colour spectrum with predictable and consistent colour temperature. It allows a much larger surface area to be used for the phosphor mix, meaning the mix is more accurate with much better control over the colour produced and virtually eliminates ageing. Highlight LED uses curved remote phosphor elements that interact with shaped reflectors to give the same beam distribution as many studio fluorescents, making a straight swap possible with known optical performance.