At the 2012 International CES, Ericsson was presented with its third Emmy award for technology in television solutions.

The statue was presented during a ceremony on January 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada, for Ericsson’s role in driving the rollout and adoption of Active Format Description. This has simplified the move to digital television in the United States.

The technical Emmys reflect the pinnacle of achievement and recognition,” said Dr. Giles Wilson, Head of Technology, Solution Area Television. Wilson was on-hand to collect the award on behalf of Ericsson and the team that both actively promoted and engineered Active Format Description adoption and implementation.

Ericsson’s two previous Emmy awards were given for video-on demand technology in 2007 and MPEG-4 Video Coding systems in 2008. This year’s Emmy was first announced in September.

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All within Solution Area TV, Business Unit Multimedia, Ericsson.

Left to right:
Dr Giles Wilson, Head of Technology
Mr Andy Gray, Engineering Group Manager, Compression
Mr Peter Horwood, Product Development Manager, Compression
Mr Simon Bigg, Head of Engineering, Compression
Mrs Lisa Hobbs, Head of Broadcast Business Solutions, Compression
Mr David Edwards, Product Manager, Compression
Mr Carl Furgusson, Head of Segments Strategy, Compression
Mr Matthew Goldman, Head of Compression Technology