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Several CE Companies Honored At Technological Emmy Awards

New York – Fujitsu, Motorola, Panasonic, Philips and Thomson were among some of the companies honored during the 2002 Scientific & Technological Emmy Awards, held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, here, last night.

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), which runs the awards, had its Engineering Achievement Awards Committee select the winners.

NATAS president Peter O. Price commented, “Many of these recipients’ technological advancements have not only helped meet consumers’ growing demand for higher quality television, but also have fostered the wide consumer adoption of technologies including digital cable and plasma screens.”

Here are the award winners and their accomplishments:

CBS – For development and standardization of the alignment color bar test signal for television picture monitors.

CF InFlight LLP Garrett Brown – For development of remote-remote controlled, cable suspended, moving camera-platform technology.

Fujitsu General America, Donald L. Bitzer, H. Gene Slottow, Robert H. Willson– For development of plasma displays.

Motorola Broadband Communications Sector, Thomson – For development of the consumer digital set top box for satellite and/or cable.

Panasonic – For development of a practical variable frame rate video acquisition camera system that enables under and over cranking.

Proximity Corporation – For development of software for managing graphical assets for broadcast.

Philips, Thomson – For development and/or commercialization of the 16:9 aspect ratio.