Winning an award in a creative industry is always an achievement but winning an Academy award takes this to a whole new level. On the 13th of February Teradek and Amimon won, not just one, but 2 awards at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Scientific and Technical Awards Virtual Presentation.
The first award recognised Nicol Verheem, Greg Smokler and Ilya Issenin for developing the Teradek Bolt wireless video transmission system for on-set monitoring and the second award was for Amimon for the development of their wireless chipset which made the Bolt possible.
Since the first Teradek Bolt was released in 2012 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 and even more relevant during the current pandemic.
“We are honoured to receive a Scientific and Engineering Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for our development of Teradek’s Bolt. 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 ground-breaking scientists over the last two centuries that made the magic of wireless video become a reality.”
To watch the ceremony: https://www.oscars.org/sci-tech/ceremonies/2020