Best in show at NAB 2023

NAB Show has revealed the winners of the fifth annual Product of the Year Awards recognizing some of the “most significant and promising new products and technologies” exhibited at the 2023 NAB conference.

The winners were selected by panel of industry experts in 15 areas falling under the three categories of Create, Connect, and Capitalize. To be eligible, companies whose products were nominated must be exhibitors at this year’s show, and the products must be available for delivery within the 2023 calendar year.

“Every year, NAB Show is excited to see what new, innovative breakthroughs our nominees have made to transform how content is created, connected, and capitalized throughout the media and entertainment industry,” said Eric Trabb, senior vice president and chief customer success officer at NAB. “The winners of the 2023 Product of the Year Awards have demonstrated how they can help storytellers face the challenges of the present and future by revolutionizing the content lifecycle at all its stages.”

This year’s winners are as follows:


Audio Production, Processing, and Networking


Audio Design Desk, IncAudio Design Desk 2.0
Calrec AudioArgo
Clear-ComArcadia with HelixNet Integration
DanAdsAudio Ad Creation
Dotterel Technologies LimitedKonos


DJIDJI Ronin 4D and the DJI Inspire 3
FUJIFILM North America CorporationFUJIFILM X-H2 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Insta360Insta360 ONE RS 1-Inch 360 Edition

Camera Support, Control, and Accessories

AngenieuxOptimo Primes IOP
Atlas Lens Co.Mercury Series
CanonCanon Flex Zoom lenses – CN-E14-35mm T1.7 L S/SP wide-angle zoom lens and the CN-E31.5-95mm T1.7 L S/SP telephoto zoom lens
cmotion GmbHMainstation MST1
DJIDJI RS 3 Pro and DJI Transmission
Domo Broadcast SystemsEclipse TX Wireless Camera Transmitter
FUJIFILM North America CorporationFUJINON HZK25-1000mm F2.8 CineBox PL Lens
Hudson SpiderHudson Slider
LEMO CorporationLEMO 12G-SDI 4K Ultra-High-Definition Transmission Push-Pull Connectors
Mark Roberts Motion ControlAJS-2 Autojib
SonyVENICE Extension System 2
VidOvationVidOlink Reacher II
Zinema Motion GmbHTHOR Camera Robot System

Graphics, Editing, VFX, and Switchers

MaxonCinema 4D 2023
MYT WorksCinetique Camera Motion System
Ross VideoRoss Video Carbonite Ultra 60 – Bigger, Faster & More Powerful
STYPEGreenKiller chroma keyer
Tarantula AI Inc. (d/b/a KeyCast)KeyCast
VizrtViz Engine 5
Zero DensityTraxis Tracker: The Ultimate Camera Tracking Hub

Location/Studio Lighting

AputureINFINIBAR PB3, amaran 150c, MT Pro, and the amaran COB 60x S
ARRI Cine Technik GmbH & Co. Betriebs KGOrbiter Projection Optics 25℃ and 35℃
BB&S LightingReflect 4-Bank System
CreamsourceLNX Mounting System
Elation ProfessionalFuze Max Profile and the Proteus Maximus™
FLUOTEC / GTM INCVegalux 300 HP™
Guangdong NanGuang Photo & Video Systems Co., Ltd.NANLUX Evoke 900C
KelvinKelvin Epos 600, 600W Full Color Spectrum RGBACL LED COB Studio Light
Kino Flo Lighting SystemsMIMIK 120 / Image Based Lighting Tile
LiteGear, Inc.LiteMat Spectrum 8
Senna Ltd.Masterpiece


DTS / XPERIDTS AutoStage Broadcaster Portal
NautelVX Series
Gaian SolutionsVani – An HD Radio Network as a Service Over ATSC 3.0
ip-studio powered by Telos AllianceIP-Screener
Radio.CloudRadio.Cloud’s Live Studio
Tieline the Codec CompanyMPX II Codec

Remote Production

Advanced Image RoboticsAIRcloud™
Amazon Web Services (AWS)AWS Studio in the Cloud 
Cobalt DigitalFlexible BBG-2110 JPEG-XS Converters
CueScriptCueTALK Cloud
DaletDalet Cut
EvercastEvercast desktop app
FUJIFILM North America CorporationFUJIFILM and Adobe/ Camera to Cloud Integration
HaivisionHaivision StreamHub and Haivision Pro460
NextologiesSDI Player and AVDS2
Program Productions, IncProCrewz® Enterprise Resource Management System
SplashtopSplashtop High-Performance Remote Production Technology for Broadcasting & Media
Streann MediaStreann Studio
Telos AllianceAxia® Altus Virtual Mixing Console
TVU NetworksTVU RPS One

BEST OVERALL in the CREATE category:

FUJIFILM North America CorporationFUJINON HZK25-1000mm F2.8 CineBox PL Lens
Cloud Computing and Storage
Avid TechnologyAvid | NEXIS F2 SSD
CloudSodaCloudSoda 3.0
LucidLinkLucidLink FileSpaces
Gaian solutionsSUHAaaS – Secure Home Automation Software Upgrades
Hewlett Packard EnterpriseHPE ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Core Network
Matrox VideoMatrox ORIGIN
NextologiesNextologies’ Control Panel (CP)
Quantum Myriad™All-Flash Scale-Out File and Object Storage
Rohde & SchwarzSpycerNode2
StorjStorj: the latest iteration (faster media file download and upload speeds)
Studio Network SolutionsEVO Cloud
Wasabi TechnologiesWasabi Cloud Sync Manager
WEKAWEKA® Data Platform (Fourth Generation) 
Viking Enterprise SolutionsCloud Native Obsidian (CNO) Edge Appliance
OpenDrivesAtlas Core Software-Defined Storage (SDS)

Hardware Infrastructure

ABonAir Ltd.AB612 – 4K/UHD Wireless Video System
AJA Video Systems, Inc.AJA Dante AV 4K-T and 4K-R 
Black BoxEmerald® DESKVUE
Cobalt DigitalSapphire 8JXS-8S Bulk Conversion
LEMO CorporationLEMO 12G-SDI 4K Ultra-High-Definition Transmission Push-Pull Connectors
ST Engineering iDirectMCX8000 Multi-Carrier Satellite Gateway
TSLX-Connect IP Routing Control System

IT Networking/Infrastructure & Security

Gaian SolutionsSUHAaaS – Software Upgrades & Home Automation by NextGenTV Broadcaster
NevionVideoIPath Federation Support 
NEP GroupTFC Link

Monitoring and Measuring Tools

22HBG – Elenos GroupTX Control
Avateq Corp.AVQ1030 – ATSC 3.0 MIMO Receiver and Analyzer
Bridge TechnologiesVB330 with new SCTE 104/35 & visual recording functionality
InSyncTechnologies FrameFormer
Shure IncorporatedAD600 Axient® Digital Spectrum Manager
TouchstreamISP Insights: Plugging the Gap in Content Delivery Monitoring
Triveni DigitalATSC 3.0 Translator
ZixiIntelligent Data Platform (IDP)

BEST OVERALL in the CONNECT category:

ABonAir Ltd.AB612 – 4K/UHD Wireless Video System


AI/Machine Learning

AdobeText-Based Editing in Adobe Premiere Pro
Digital NirvanaMediaServices IQ V.2
EVSXtraMotion 2.0
Gaian solutionsThe M3 – Mobius Monetization Mechanisms framework for NextGenTV
MediaKindMediaKind Atlas Upscale
Magnifi by VideoVerseMagnifi Digital Highlights Pro Featuring AI-enabled Ball Tracking
PeriferyPerifery AI+
Prime Focus TechnologiesCLEAR® AI – Video Reframing and Transformation
SoundNodesSoundID AI
SupermicroLiquid Cool AI Development Platform
VerimatrixVerimatrix Streamkeeper
VeritoneVeritone Generative AI


Amazon Web Services (AWS)AWS Elemental MediaConnect Gateway
BacklightZype Apps Creator
HarmonicVOS®360 Ad
MediaKindMediaKind Aquila with SG1
OBSBOT by REMO TECH Co., Ltd.Tiny 2
SynamediaQuortex Link
TeradekPrism Mobile
Zixi Inc.Zixi D2C Gateway

Asset Management, Automation and Playout

AmagiAmagi NOW
Ateliere Creative TechnologiesAteliere Connect 
Fincons and MediasetDynamic Ad Insertion
Prime Focus TechnologiesCLEAR® Localize
PRODUCER – Maker MachinaSaaS, Film Project Management Software
qibb by Techtriqqibb – the integration platform for future-proof media solutions
WiseDV Inc.WisePlay / Playout

Digital Signage & Display Systems

AOTO ElectronicsRM Series-Fine pixel pitch LED display for Virtual Production
Brompton TechnologyTessera G1
Gaian SolutionsMobius DTaaS – SaaS Factory
SonyELF-SR2 – Sony 27″ Spatial Reality Display


MediaKindMediaKind Aquila with SG1

This year, preliminary figures estimate attendance at the 2023 NAB show, which marks the centennial anniversary of the conference, at just over 65,000. While that is still substantially below pre-pandemic totals (for instance, 91,500 in 2019), it does illustrate a large increase from last year’s figure of just under 53,500. The number of 2023 NAB exhibitors is 1,208.