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Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – IMAX R&D team among Academy Scientific and Technical honourees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will recognize 16 scientific and technical achievements at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony on Feb. 23 at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Among the Canadians being recognized are Steve Read, SVP Research & Development at IMAX Corporation, and Barry Silverstein, former Senior Director of R&D and Hardware, for their contributions to the design and development of the IMAX Prismless Laser Projector. Utilizing a novel optical mirror system, the IMAX Prismless Laser Projector removes prisms from the laser light path to create the high brightness and contrast required for IMAX theatrical presentation.

Futuri has announced the integration of SpotOn Spec Spots into its sales intelligence platform, TopLine. Account executives can use SpotOn and TopLine to instantly create custom spec spots and audio. Futuri says the integration enables tech support for account executives through the entire sales process – from prospecting and getting the first appointment to developing the right message for a client campaign.  

Compass Media Networks, Benztown, and ENCO have launched a joint venture dubbed SPECai that provides radio stations with creative custom spec commercials in seconds using AI technology. Connoisseur Media’s Long Island and Connecticut clusters including WALK-FM, WBZO-FM, WEBE-FM, WEZN-FM, WHLI-AM, WICC-AM, WKJY-FM, WPLR-FM and WWSK-FM are the first to officially sign on.

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