YOKOHAMA, Japan — October 15, 2014 — NTT Electronics’ NA8000 has been awarded as the winner of the Content & Communication Infrastructure category of the IABM Design & Innovation Awards. The awards’ winners of each category were unveiled at the ceremony held on 13 September during the IBC in Amsterdam. This award celebrates those solutions that offer significant benefits or new opportunities to the broadcast and media industry and recognize achievements across nine different segments. The winning entries were judged and awarded by a panel of 22 independent specialists chaired by John Ive, Director of Business Development and Technology, IABM.
NTT Electronics’ award entry was based on its NA8000 offering an IP Gateway with a superior error correction algorithm FireFort®-LDGM FEC, which is categorized as LDGM FEC(Low Density Generation Matrix Forward Error Correction). It will be a part of MPEG-H, ISO/IEC23008-10. NTT Network Innovation Laboratories has been involved in the technological development and standardization. At the ceremony the judges’ comment was quoted, “The winner’s focus on error correction is important to enable the use of real world IP networks, consequent to cost savings. Easy implementation in the existing workflow is an enabler for more efficient and robust content streaming.”