Bluebell Opticom Ltd today announced it has earned an Emmy® Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for pioneering development of SDI over fibre optic networks.
The award comes as part of the 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards announced in early September and the award ceremony will be held on 8th April 2018 at the NAB Show convention.
When Bluebell, a 24-year-old company, began making equipment that converted SDI to light, it did so out of academic interest. However, when broadcasters saw the advantages, they were quick to adopt the new technology. As a result, SDI signal transport over fibre is commonplace today, and Bluebell has become a trusted vendor for thousands of broadcasters, OB truck companies, stadiums, governments, and satellite uplink stations throughout the world.
“I am very proud of what we have achieved over the years and am so pleased that we have been recognised for those achievements by The National Academy of Arts & Sciences,” said Paul Felix McCann, managing director, Bluebell Opticom. “It’s thrilling to see that what started out as a good idea for a product has been embraced by the whole industry. This is a great honour for us and means a huge amount to me personally.”