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Zaxcom to receive Emmy honour

test 12 August 2008

US: Two senior Zaxcom staff are to receive the 2008 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award, writes PSN-e. Company president Glenn Sanders and chief engineer Howard Stark are being honoured in recognition of Zaxcom’s achievements in designing the Deva on-location audio recorder/mixer family. The presentation will be made during the Engineering Awards ceremony on August 23rd at Los Angeles’ Renaissance Hotel.

According to Emmy organiser the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences, the Primetime Emmy Engineering Awards recognise developments in engineering that either constitute such an extensive improvement on existing methods or are so innovative in nature that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.

“It is an absolute honour to receive an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences,” said Sanders. “The Academy’s recognition further highlights Zaxcom’s engineering strengths, as well as our commitment to developing premium-quality recording and mixing systems that anticipate – and exceed – the real world needs of television audio professionals.”

Zaxcom has also revealed some of its plans for IBC 2008. Among the new products to be shown is the Fusion high-resolution audio mixer and recorder, developed for reality television, surround recording and ENG applications. According to Zaxcom, the Fusion can replace the multiple mixers and portable recorders that would normally be required to support mixing and recording of audio to camera via RF link or hard-wired cable.”

Look out for the August and September print issues of PSNE for more IBC 2008 product and event previews.

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