Teradek and Amimon, two companies in the creative solutions division of the Vitec Group plc, are both to receive scientific & technical awards from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the organisation behind the Oscars, at an awards presentation on February 13, 2021.
scientific & technical awards are given for achievements that impact the advancement of the motion picture industry in a meaningful way. This year’s board of governors selected two Creative Solutions innovations for their related accomplishments.
One honour recognises Nicolaas Verheem, Greg Smokler and Ilya Issenin for the development of the ruggedised Teradek Bolt wireless video transmission system for on-set monitoring. A second award will be presented to Dr. Zvi Reznic, Prof. Meir Feder, Guy Dorman and Ron Yogev for the development of the Amimon wireless chipset.
Teradek designs and manufactures high-performance video solutions for wireless video transmission, wireless lens control, live streaming and IP video transmission, camera control and colour correction. The result of several generations of refinement, today’s Bolt 4K wireless video system transmits 4K HDR to multiple concurrent receivers with high link reliability, signal strength and security. Today over 40,000 Bolt transmitters and 60,000 Bolt receivers are working in the motion picture and broadcasting industry – owned by Steadicam operators, DITs, drone pilots, production companies and rental houses – all to keep up with the demands of production crews large and small.
“We are honoured to receive a this award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for our development of Teradek’s Bolt,” stated Nicolaas Verheem, founder and CEO of Teradek. “The Bolt was forged over almost a decade of hard work, with a relentless focus on the customer, leading to our solution slowly pulling ahead of the alternatives and having a meaningful and lasting impact in the industry. But it must be said that we stood on the shoulders of giants, not only those of our colleagues in California and Israel, but also the many groundbreaking scientists over the last two centuries that made the magic of wireless video become a reality.”
Amimon’s exclusive technology brings untethered mobility to cameras and other video equipment, allowing beautiful 4K HDR content anywhere on any remote display. The company’s patented zero latency technology enables instantaneous transmission of uncompressed video across a wireless link. The proprietary chipset within Teradek Bolt wireless video systems, often coupled with SmallHD monitors, offers expansive scenes and more dynamic shots than ever before. This technology allows camera operators greater creative flexibility and complete freedom in camera movement.
Amimon co-founder and CTO, Dr. Zvi Reznic said, “We would like to thank the Academy for honouring us with this award. When we started Amimon in 2004 we knew that the challenge of low latency video transmission was high, but we were ready for it. What caught us by surprise is the type of markets that we ended up serving. We started with consumer products and ended up in endoscopy, in drones, and on movie sets, where our technology has made a substantial impact.”
The two brands have collaborated since 2012 when Teradek created a worldwide market for zero-delay wireless video production. In November 2018 Creative Solutions, a Division of The Vitec Group plc, announced the acquisition of Amimon Inc.
Regarding their combined contributions Verheem says, “Our success in the market clearly illustrates Teradek’s relentless pursuit of serving visual storytellers, and Amimon’s underlying technical achievement enabling high quality wireless video, so reliable, so well integrated into the workflow, that the device itself seems to disappear, becoming as commonplace and as easy to use as a cable. We are proud that Bolt, using Amimon technology, has changed the industry for the better.”