NewBay Media’s IBC Best of Show Awards returned this year, with products by Q5X (Quantum5X), Avid and Sennheiser honoured with the three prizes given by PSNEurope and presented by editor Dave Robinson.
Q5X and distributor Canford were recognised for its rubberised, flexible, water-resistant QT-5100 PlayerMics, while Avid scooped an award for the VENUE S6L live mixer and Sennheiser for the EK 6042 camera receiver. (Pictured is John Driver, head of design at Canford (left), and Quantum5X CEO Paul Johnson.)
“Mike Reay, Canford product manager for Q5X, said: “The new miniature Q5X QT-5100 PlayerMics had a very successful IBC, as awareness of the concept of micing up athletes is increasing among major sports broadcasters. Being recognised with a Best of Show Award by PSNEurope magazine was a great endorsement for the system.
“The design team at Q5X deserved the award for producing such a remarkable product. Despite the extremely small footprint of the PlayerMics, they are capable of withstanding the numerous violent clashes encountered during one of the world’s toughest contact sports, rugby.
“Our thanks to everyone who voted for the Q5X PlayerMics.”
“With Avid Everywhere we’re committed to delivering innovation in live sound to support the most demanding live performances, so we’re delighted that the Avid VENUE S6L has been recognised with a PSNEurope Best of Show Award,” commented Tony Cariddi, marketing director, audio, at Avid Technology. “As a fully modular, scalable live sound mixing system, VENUE S6L delivers best-in-class functionality for a range of live sound mixing applications, including front of house, monitor, broadcast, theatre and more.” (Pictured, L–R: Avid’s Rich Nevens (worldwide director, pro audio solutions specialists), Tim Carroll (VP of product management, audio) and Tony Cariddi (marketing director, audio).)
"We are very excited about the award for our new EK 6042,” said Tobias von Allwörden, product manager, broadcast and media, at Sennheiser. “We are sure that this receiver will be a great bridge between analogue and digital wireless transmission while optimising the workflow at the same time.” (Pictured right.)
All three winners will be featured in a digital Best of Show Awards guide, to be published online in October.