The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Teradek and Amimon with Oscars at a virtual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 13. The award is given for achievements that impact the advancement of the motion picture industry in a meaningful way. accomplishments.
One honor will recognize Nicolaas Verheem, Greg Smokler and Ilya Issenin for the development of the ruggedized Teradek Bolt wireless video transmission system for on-set monitoring. A second award will be presented to Dr. Zvi Reznic, Professor Meir Feder, Guy Dorman and Ron Yogev for the development of the Amimon wireless chipset.
“We are honored to receive a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for our development of Teradek’s Bolt,” said 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.”
Reznic, Amimon’s co-founder and chief technology officer 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.”
The show will be available February 13 on the Oscars® website starting at 1:00 p.m. PST.