Recognising new and outstanding pro-audio equipment, NewBay’s IBC 2016 Best of Show Awards for PSNEurope were given to Harman and Phonak.
Harman won for its Glacier customisable audio control surface, an update of the OnAir desktop console for live broadcast operations. The Central Screen Module features a vibrant display for assigning and accessing graphical user interface controls, while the Fader Vistonics Module provides simplified tactile control for quick multitasking and features Studer FaderGlow for easy function or channel identification.
Phonak was recognised for its Roger Earpiece, which enables TV and film studio professionals to communicate without being seen by the camera. It uses 2.4GHz band and adaptive frequency hopping to avoid possible interference, weights 1.3g and has up to 12 hours of battery life.
Both products won due to the impressive specs and an innovative approach to addressing certain issues in the broadcast sphere.
Pictures: (Top): Richard Morson, broadcast product manager for Harman Professional Solutions
(Bottom):Phonak's Joerg Windhorst with his award