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The 2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

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We've counted all the votes in the 2015 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards, and today we're announcing the finalists—the top three vote-getters in each of our 29 categories.

This year’s awards brought in 326 nominations; after weeding out the duplicates and the nominations that weren’t appropriate for their categories, we narrowed the field down to 249 nominees and opened the voting to StreamingMedia.com readers. Nearly 3,600 of you voted, casting a total of nearly 36,000 votes in our 29 categories, which bridge both the Streaming Media and Streaming Media Producer purviews.

The winners will be announced November 18 at Streaming Media West, which once again is being held at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, California. This year's awards are sponsored by Epiphan Systems, Elemental TechnologiesTeradek, and UStream. Winners will be featured in an article in Streaming Media magazine and StreamingMedia.com, as well as our Streaming Media Xtra newsletter.

If you'd like to see what companies took home Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards in 2014, look to our list of winners.

Here are the finalists for the 2015 awards. Congratulations to all!

Audio Mixer
Mackie ProFX Series
Roland M-480
Yamaha MG Series

Capture Card
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Capture and Playback
Magewell USB Capture Dongle HDMI or SDI
Teradek Bolt

Cellular Bonding Solution
LiveU LU200
Streambox, Inc. Avenir Micro
Teradek Bond II

Closed Captioning Solution
3Play Media Video Clip Captioner
Adobe Primetime
Telestream MacCaption and CaptionMaker

Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Service
Brightcove Zencoder
Encoding.com
Elemental Technologies Elemental Cloud

Content Delivery Networks
Akamai Technologies Intelligent Platform
Level 3 Communications CDN
Limelight Networks Orchestrate Content Delivery

Desktop Video Editing Software
Adobe Premiere Pro C
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Avid Media Composer

DRM/Access Control Solution
Adobe Primetime DRM
BuyDRM KeyOS
Verimatrix Verspective Intelligence Center

Education Video Platform
Discover Video DEVOS
Kaltura Video Platform
Sonic Foundry Mediasite

Encoding Software
FFmpeg
Sorenson Squeeze Desktop 10
Telestream Episode

Enterprise Video Platform
Brightcove Video Cloud
Qumu Enterprise
Ustream Align

Field Recorders/Monitors
Aja Ki Pro
Blackmagic Design Video Assist
Panasonic AG-HMR10

Hardware Encoder (Live)
Livestream Broadcaster Pro
Matrox Monarch HDX
Teradek Cube

Hardware Encoder (On-Demand)
DVEO H.264
Elemental Technologies Elemental Server
Telestream Lightspeed Server

Live Video Platform
DaCast LLC Streaming as a Service
thePlatform mpx Live Events and On-Demand Service
Ustream

Media & Entertainment Video Platform
Adobe Primetime
Brightcove Video Cloud
Limelight Networks Orchestrate Solution for Media and Broadcasters

Media Server
Adobe Media Server
Unified Streaming Unified Origin
Wowza Media Systems Wowza Streaming Engine

Multi-Language Solution
Aberdeen Broadcast Services AberLingo
Streaming Ltd. Medial Media Management System (formerly Helix Media Server)
Telestream Post Producer

OTT Platform for MSO and MVPD
Adobe Primetime
Akamai Technologies Media Delivery Solutions
thePlatform mpx

Portable Live Streaming Appliance
NewTek TriCaster Mini
Streambox Inc. Drone Encoder Pro
Teradek VidiU Mini

Reporting & Analytics Platform
Adobe Primetime/Adobe Analytics
Akamai Technologies Media Analytics
Conviva Insights

Search & Discovery Platform
Critical Mention
Digitalsmiths Seamless Discovery
ThinkAnalytics Recommendation Engine

Transparent Video Caching Solution
BlueCoat Cache Flow
Huawei Internet Cache Solution
Juniper Junos Content Encore

Video Advertising Solution
Adobe Primetime
Akamai Technologies AdScaler
Ustream LiveAd

Video Camera (Less than $2500)
Blackmagic Design Micro Studio Camera 4K
Canon XA25
Sony PXW-X70

Video Camera (More than $2500)
Blackmagic Design URSA Mini
Canon EOS C100 Mark II
Sony NEX-FS700

Video Switcher/Mixer
Blackmagic Design ATEM Production Studio 4K Switchers
Roland V-1200HD
Telestream Wirecast

Webcasting/Presentation Solution (Cloud)
MediaPlatform WebCaster
ON24
Qumu Cloud

Webcasting/Presentation Solution (On-Premises)
NewTek Tricaster
Sonic Foundry Mediasite
Telestream Wirecast

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