InfoComm has announced that Dr. Joseph Kramer and Mike Tsinberg have received the Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award. The awards were presented at InfoComm 2013, held this month in Orlando.
Since founding Kramer Electronics more than 30 years ago, Dr. Joseph Kramer has fostered many audiovisual technology innovations that impact users in various ways. He’s given them the ability to perfect audiovisual systems image quality to the highest level possible; offered ProAV solutions that simplify the design and installation of effective audiovisual systems; and offered system designers, installers and users easy-to-operate, value-oriented and reliable products that conform to the highest specifications available in the market.
Dr. Kramer’s innovations have simplified the jobs and lives of designers, installers and users, giving them more functionality at lower cost. With a presence in 23 countries worldwide, Kramer Electronics has created innovative products such as video-correction processors, presentation switchers, scaler/switchers, and compact solutions, such as the Kramer TOOLS line. Such developments generate opportunities for more and newer visual and audio presentation applications. Today, Dr. Kramer is developing and promoting the concepts of wireless signal distribution and IP-based video systems that are expected to fuel the digital signage and overall pro-AV marketplace.
Over more than 20 years, Mike Tsinberg, founder and president of Key Digital, has helped pioneer both DVD and HDTV technology. Known as the father of DVD, Tsinberg is an icon in the audiovisual industry, where he has earned acclaim as an Emmy Award winner and SMPTE Fellow.
Tsinberg has been defined by his groundbreaking work in creating the MPEG-2-based DVD authoring system, as well as co-creating the necessary technology for viewing and transmitting HDTV signals. He has managed both domestic and international technology development efforts through his work for both Phillips and Toshiba. During his years at Philips (1987-1991), and subsequent years at Toshiba (1991-2000), Tsinberg amassed 40 U.S. patents for his HDTV and DVD work.
The Adele De Berri Pioneers of AV Award is issued annually by InfoComm International to current or former employees of InfoComm member companies who have made an important contribution to the science of audiovisual technology, whether as an inventor or thought leader who advanced the development of a new product, segment or service of the AV industry.