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Best of NAB 2022

The Best of Show awards at the 2022 NAB Show recognize innovation and excellence in new, recently introduced, and pending products and services for professional AV products and solutions. Winners are evaluated on site at the NAB Show from among submitted products.


The newest member of the Apantac range of SDM receivers for 12G UHD, HDBaseT, AV over IP and NDI is a quad-split NDI Multiviewer, which decodes and displays up to 4 x 1080P high bandwidth NDI streams. Apantac has partnered with Intel and has built a series of SDM interfaces based on the Intel Smart Display Module (SDM) platform. These modules plug directly into a designated slot on SDM-compatible displays, eliminating the need for external adapter boxes, power supplies, and mounting hardware. Apantac SDM interfaces (cards) accept various input formats: 12G SDI, SDVoE, NDI, HDMI 2.0 over HDBaseT and converts them into an HDMI 2.0 signal usable by a monitor equipped with an Intel SDM slot.

Epiphan Video Pearl Nano

This dedicated streamer and recorder is a perfect fit for small-scale events and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) contribution encoding, or as a throwdown encoder for a full production switcher. A recent firmware upgrade adds the option of encoding H.265 video; customers can upgrade Pearl Nano with 4K streaming and recording capabilities through an optional feature add-on. The device can distribute content to any content distribution network (CDN) or streaming server using common protocols like RTMP and RTMPS, or more modern ones like SRT, HTTP Live Streaming (HLS), and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH). Direct integration with Panopto, Kaltura, and Yuja supports additional features.

Epiphan Video Unify

This open platform cloud-based service gives users the tools to remotely produce broadcast quality live streams and recordings from a single virtual hub. Remote contribution is easy with the power to extract Microsoft Teams video signals in HD with isolated audio. Unify is built on industry-recognized standards for cloud security and reliability, and impenetrable Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) encryption keeps data safe from contribution to distribution. Unify is powered by Epiphan Media Engine (EME), which is the same framework found in Epiphan’s Pearl line of hardware encoders and Epiphan Cloud, a cloud-based tool that adds remote production and multidevice management capabilities to Epiphan edge devices (Pearl systems, LiveScrypt).

IHSE DP 4X1 KVM Desktop Switch

A wide range of features makes this one of the most flexible 4X1 KVM switches ever. The DPS41 can be customized to support single head, dual head, triple head, or quad head computer systems. Starting with a base DisplayPort four-input single-head package, up to 4K60 can be supported. Additionally, it can support audio, USB-HID, and USB 2.0 devices.

IHSE Draco Ultra SSFRC E-Sports Extenders

These SSFRC (Synchronized Sequential Frame Rate Conversion) extenders, a complete gaming production system supporting up to 240 frames per second for offline computers can be accomplished, while secondary outputs can be configured to stream at 60 frames without additional encoders, decoders, or other signal transmission devices that could create excessive latency or GPU bottlenecks in the gamer’s computer.

PTZ SimplTrack Lite

This plug-and-play USB 2.0 auto-tracking camera automatically creates smooth tracking shots without the need for technology expertise, a camera operator, or software setup. Capturing 1080p video with 20X optical zoom, a 59.5-degree field of view, and 270 degrees of rotation, a single SimplTrack Lite can record or stream wide, tight, or tracking shots of subjects from up to 55 feet away. The 3.5mm audio jack supports an external mic; it can also capture audio from a computer’s builtin microphone when connected via USB. The camera is fully compatible with most video conferencing, lecture capture, and learning management systems and includes output options for NDI|HX, USB, IP, SDI, and HDMI.

Teradek Prism Flex

This 4K HDR point-to-point streaming encoder/ decoder was designed for mission-critical IP video transport workflows, and is used by top brands like NASA, Netflix, NBCUniversal, BBC, and USA Today for secure IP video delivery. With a compact form and low power-draw, Prism Flex streams 4K, 10-bit, 4:2:2 color-accurate video with 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O. It features on-board recording and store and forward functionality, and secure monitoring options for viewing their streaming content with latency over WAN as low as 300ms on AppleTV, Mac OS, and iOS devices.

TSL PMiD AND PMiD-CO Intelligent Power Distribution Units

Both units share a common architecture with the ‘-CO’ unit adding a second power inlet with internal changeover, to provide resilient power for devices which need it – all while maintaining the compact single rack unit (1RU) form-factor that broadcasters expect. Thanks to a redesigned platform, both units can be supplied rated for operation at up to 32A (16/20A also available) – all with 14-way IEC C13 outlets.

Best of Market

The Best of Market awards recognize innovation and excellence in new, recently introduced, and pending products and services for professional AV products and solutions. Winners are evaluated from among submitted products.

AJA Video Systems HELO Plus


HELO Plus offers the same flexible streaming and recording as AJA’s popular HELO device, with an expanded feature set inspired by user feedback. Offering new production capabilities, HELO Plus features dual streaming outputs and multi-input processing; SRT support; advanced encoding/decoding; improved scheduling options and device operation; layouts and graphics insertion; and more. It offers simultaneous H.264 HD streaming and recording with dual streaming outputs for simultaneous streaming to multiple CDNs; webbased scheduling, and multi-input graphics processing with a new Layouts feature allowing an SDI input and HDMI input to be combined into a single output stream and additional graphic overlays to the composite. IO includes 3G-SDI, HDMI, stereo analog audio, USB 3.2, MicroUSB port, and SD card.


This new high-end extender product series Vision XS is designed to put big multi-purpose 4K60 KVM-over-IP performance into a small housing. Compared to its previous models, the VisionXS uses standard networks at up to 10Gbit/sec. An important advantage of VisionXS extenders is the ability to combine them with G&D’s matrix systems. The integrated “IP-MUX” feature allows one console to manage several target IP addresses of up to 20 computer sources without the need for additional hardware. As an additional safety feature, each device is equipped with two transmission ports. This enables fast switching to the fallback transmission line. No additional hardware is required to use the transmission redundancy; the second port can be enabled via software key.

Ross Video XPression Tessera One

Building on the success of XPression Tessera, Tessera One brings all the features into an all-in-one LED content management system with customizable XPression graphic templates and DashBoard Control Panels. Customers can choose to create their own graphics or take advantage of Tessera One’s library of pre-built and customizable templates for baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. Its slimline 1RU chassis delivers up to three 1080P HD outputs, which can be mapped to fill over six million LED pixels. Tessera One also provides licensing for XPression INcoder and DataLinqTM.

Ross Video Production Cloud

Production Cloud is an end-to-end production solution that is specifically designed for broadcast-quality content live production fully powered by the cloud and optimized for AWS. Supporting perpetual and subscription licensing models and operating natively within a customer-supplied cloud ecosystem, the Ross Production Cloud allows production teams to collaborate and produce live shows and events, using the same interfaces that they are already experienced with.

Telos Infinity Virtual Intercom

Telos Infinity Virtual Intercom Platform (VIP) is the first fully-featured Cloud-based intercom system. It delivers sophisticated comms virtually, making cloud-based media production workflows available on any device—smartphone, laptop, desktop, or tablet. Users can use third-party control devices, like Elgato’s Stream Deck, to control Telos Infinity VIP. Now users can harness Telos Infinity IP Intercom’s performance, scalability, ease of integration, and operational/cost efficiencies anywhere— at home, on-prem, site-to-site, or in the cloud. Designed to meet users where they are on the path toward virtualization, Telos Alliance offers several deployment options for VIP, which scales to suit users’ varying requirements, from a few remote smartphone VIP instances to an enterprise solution requiring hundreds of instances.

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