MARKHAM, ONTARIO — Digital Rapids (www.digitalrapids.com) was recently honored with the 2012 Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award. The award recognizes the company’s technical innovation in developing solutions and technology that further the ability of content creators and owners to effectively engage their audience. It was presented during a luncheon at the Banff World Media Festival, held earlier in June.
The winner of the award is selected by an evaluation committee comprised of Deluxe technology executives in Canada. Digital Rapids joins a list of past award recipients that includes Sony Corporation, Silicon Graphics Inc., Avid Technology, Discreet, Royal Philips Electronics, Bang & Olufsen, Sony CineAlta, Tiffen Company (Steadicam), Panasonic, Quantel, da Vinci Systems, Arri, DVS, Panavision and the late Doug Dales of PS Production Services.
Brent Ross of Digital Rapids receives the 2012 Deluxe Outstanding Technical Achievement Award from Diane Cuthbert of Deluxe Postproduction. Photo courtesy of Banff World Media Festival.
"The evolution of our business from physical to digital production and distribution has created no shortage of challenges,” notes Diane Cuthbert, VP, sales at Deluxe Post Production and Media Services. “Now more than ever, we at Deluxe look to our technology partners to provide the innovative hardware and software needed to power our next generation services and solutions. But even more than that, we look for partners who see the changing landscape and strive to be one step ahead. Digital Rapids is clearly such a company. Their solutions are used in Deluxe facilities around the world, and provide the building blocks which allow us to effectively manage and repurpose our clients' digital content for delivery to the largest broadcasters, Video-on-Demand providers and digital content platforms in the world."
"We're thrilled to receive this prestigious accolade," says Brick Eksten, president of Digital Rapids Corporation. "We strive to develop innovative technologies and solutions that address the challenges of a rapidly changing media landscape and help our customers advance their businesses, and to have that recognized with this award is a tremendous honor. We're proud to be contributing to the success of industry leaders such as Deluxe around the world, and we look forward to continuing to bring them ground-breaking innovations as their needs grow and evolve."