Communications Technology has selected the winners of its first annual Platinum Awards, recognizing excellence in technology and marketing. At an awards breakfast scheduled for Dec. 8., the following companies will receive Platinum Awards in the named categories:

Cloud Software for Subscribers

  • Comcast Interactive Media – Xfinity TV App (operator winner)
  • Technicolor – MediaNavi (vendor winner)

Cloud Software for Providers

  • Ensequence Inc. – iTV Manager Service Provider Edition

Internet-Connected TV/Smart TV Solution

  • Rovi – TotalGuide Apps

Residential Set-Tops and Gateways

  • Broadcom – Full-Band Capture Digital Tuning Technology

Energy-Saving (Green) Technology

  • RF Micro Devices – RFMD GaN for CATV

3D Technology

  • Technicolor – Certifi3d

Wireless and Wi-Fi Product/Service

  • Quantenna – QHS7xx Third-Generation 802.11n 4×4 Four-Stream MIMO Chipset

Multi-Screen Video Solution or Deployment

  • Motorola – Motorola Televation

Home Networking Technology

  • Wi3 – WiPNET

Digital Rights Management, Conditional Access and Authentication

  • Verimatrix Inc. – VCAS 3.0

Coaxial Distribution System and Equipment

  • Steren Electronics International LLC – Ground Loop Isolator

Test Equipment

  • Arcom Digital LLC – QAM Snare

Fiber-Optic Distribution System and Equipment

  • Aurora Networks Inc. – Universal Digital Return Platform

RF/HFC Technology

  • RF Micro Devices – RFMD GaN for CATV

BSS/OSS Deployment

  • Sigma Systems – IP Video Services Accelerator

Network Policy Control Solution

  • Comptel Corp. – Comptel

Digital Headend Equipment

  • TelVue Corporation – TelVue HyperCaster

Print Advertising Campaign

  • Time Warner Cable – "Moving Technology Forward"

Social Media Marketing

  • Time Warner Cable – Facebook and Twitter Updates, Influencer Blog (operator winner)
  • Ericsson – "2020 Shaping Ideas" Campaign (vendor winner)

New Product Launch

  • Echostar – Aria

Integrated Marketing

  • Knology – "Taking the Next Step in Business Communications" Campaign

Best 2011 WOW Overall Marketing Campaign

  • Seachange International

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