NAB 2019 AWARD
If we had one story to tell, it would be...how we won Product of the Year at NAB!
Here’s how it went.
Six weeks before the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, which is the largest video and content show in North America, we decided to enter the Afidus camera. So, within the 2 million square feet of exhibit space filled with 2,000 exhibitors and 100,000 attendees, we’d be one tiny speck. Luckily, we scored a small booth space in Central Hall and spent the next few weeks furiously preparing. It wasn’t long before we learned that the Afidus was an official nominee for Product of the Year!
The show started off slow, which we sort of expected, but by noon on the first day things were already picking up. Then, after our first interview, we were even busier. More interviewers stopped by and pretty soon we were all on our toes, often with a line of ten or more people waiting to talk to the three of us.
Fast forward to the third day, we were beyond the point of exhaustion. The award ceremony started at 5:30, but the show wasn’t scheduled to end until 6:00, and we were still busy talking to the attendees. At 6:15, Marie went to check in at the award ceremony. Soon after, she called to tell us that they wanted to take our picture. When Josh asked why, Marie shouted, "We won! I’m holding the award in my hands. Get here now!"
At that point, the show was beyond a success. But to top it off, we were also hand-selected for a "Best in Show" presentation on NAB Live in front of a million viewers. We’ll save the story about how Marie bailed out Josh by grabbing the mic and speaking coherent words for another time.
We've collected our interviews and press information below to share with you.
Phone interview? Yes Please. The exposure of the Afidus ATL-200 Camera to the US market has been warmly embraced. Techstination contains a wide assortment of reviews and interviews. Technology correspondent Fred Fishkin talks about the latest trends, the people behind the products and some of the off-beat things you can find online.
First day of the NAB Show and Josh was grabbed for one of their first new product release interviews. Right from the start this camera has everybody in shock on the battery life.
Our thoughts, you bet! With the custom calendar scheduling this means less content for editors to work with. Worth it!