As seen at last week’s IPTV World Forum, the IPTV marketplace is a sort of polyglot gathering. The multiple languages reflect not only diverse countries of origin, but also various dialects of technology.
 
The lineup of winners of the event’s 10 awards reflects the diversity and flexibility of this nascent industry’s arms vendors. Harmonic‘s success in the "cable IPTV" category was discussed separately, but they pulled in another win, too. Here’s the entire list of awards:

Best interactive TV/advanced advertising – Harmonic – Integrated digital ad insertion solution
Best IPTV customer premises equipment technologyADB – 5810TWX
Best IPTV platform/middleware/applicationThomson – SmartVision IPTV Service Platform
Best cable IPTV technology – Harmonic – Harmonic Direct-to-Edge Cable IPTV Solution
Best Internet TV technology/solutionWidevine Technologies – Widevine Cypher for Internet Digital Media
Best IPTV distribution/transport/deliveryCisco Systems – Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN)
Best IPTV test & Quality of Service/Experience technology or solution – Juniper Networks/Intelliden (joint solution) – Dynamic Network Automation (DNA)
Best IPTV content protection/rights management solutionSecureMedia – The Encryptonite ONE CA/DRM System Release 2
Best IPTV headend & video processing technologyTandberg Television – MPEG-4 AVC UltraCompression transcoder for HD and SD
Best Mobile TV technologyEXPWAY – FastESG v3.0 Mobile TV Platform & Engine

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