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The 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Finalists

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We've counted all the votes in the 2018 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards, and today we're announcing the finalists—the top three vote-getters in each of our 30 categories.

This year’s awards brought in 281 nominees, which were then voted on by StreamingMedia.com readers. More than 3,000 readers cast upwards of 25,000 votes in the 30 categories that reflect both the Streaming Media and Streaming Media Producer purviews.

The winners will be announced November 14 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 TeradekHarmonicMagewell. and Epiphan Video. 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 the Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award in 2017 look to our list of winners.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

Analytics/Quality of Experience Platform
Akamai Broadcast Operations Control Center
Conviva Video AI Alerts
Nice People at Work YOUBORA Suite

Analytics/Quality of Service Platform
Conviva Video AI Platform
Telestream IQ Inspector
Touchstream StreamCAM

Capture Hardware
Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro 4K
Magewell USB Capture Plus 4K
Telestream Lightspeed Live Capture

Cellular Bonding Solution
Mushroom Networks Streamer Pro
Teradek Bond Backpack
TVU Networks TVU One

Closed Captioning Solution
3Play Media
IBM Watson Captioning
Telestream CaptionMaker

Cloud Encoding/Transcoding Service
AWS Elemental MediaConvert
Bitmovin Video Encoding
Telestream Cloud

Content Delivery Network
Akamai Intelligent Platform
Amazon Web Services Amazon Cloudfront
Verizon Digital Media Services Edgecast Content Delivery Network

DRM/Access Control Service Provider
castLabs GmbH DRMtoday
Irdeto Armor
Verimatrix StreamMark 

Education Video Platform
DaCast Live Streaming Solutions and Video Hosting Platform
Kaltura Video Platform
Sonic Foundry Mediasite Video Platform

Encoding Hardware
Haivision Makito H.264/HEVC Encoder/Decoder Series
Telestream Lightspeed Live Stream
Wowza Media Systems ClearCaster

Encoding Software
AWS Elemental Live
Bitmovin Video Encoding
Telestream Vantage Transcode Pro 

End-to-End Workflow Solution
IBM Streaming Manager
Ooyala Flex Media Platform
Verizon Digital Media Services

Enterprise Video Platform
DaCast Live Streaming Solutions and Video Hosting Platform
IBM Streaming Manager for Enterprise
West STUDIO (formerly INXPO)

Field Monitors/Recorders
Atomos Shogun Inferno
Blackmagic Design VideoAssist 4K
Teradek and SmallHD Focus Bolt

Live Streaming Platform
Haivision Video Cloud
IBM Streaming Manager
Wowza Media Systems Streaming Cloud Service 

Media & Entertainment Video Platform
Brightcove OTT Flow, Powered by Accedo
IBM Streaming Manager for OTT Video Management
JW Player

Media Server
Adobe Media Server
Flussonic Media Server
Wowza Media Systems Streaming engine 

Mobile Device Video Production Solution
Teradek Live:Air Action
vMix Call
Wowza Media Systems GoCoder & SDK

OTT Platform for MSO & MVPD
Adobe Primetime
Akamai Technologies Media Services Live for Live/Linear
Verizon Digital Media Services

Portable Multicam (under $1500)
Sling Media SlingStudio
Telestream Wirecast

Portable Multicam (over $1500)
Matrox Video Monarch LCS Video Appliance
NewTek TriCaster TC1
Telestream Wirecast Gear

PTZ or Network-Controlled Camera
PTZOptics 20X Camera
Panasonic AW-HN130
Sony SNC-WR600

Server-Side Ad Insertion Solution
Adobe Primetime
AWS Elemental MediaTailor
Brightcove SSAI

Small/Medium-Sized Business Video Platform
DaCast Live Streaming Solutions and Video Hosting Platform
JW Player JW Platform
Kaltura Enterprise Media Management

Video Optimization Solution
Akamai Video Optimization
AWS Quality-Defined Variable Bitrate
Harmonic EyeQ

Video Player Solution/SDK
Akamai Adaptive Media Player
Brightcove Video Cloud
THEO Technologies THEOplayer 

Video Switcher/Mixer
Blackmagic Design ATEM Production Studio 4K
Panasonic AV-HCL100 Streaming Switcher
Roland V-60HD

Webcasting/Presentation Solution (Cloud)
Adobe Connect Webinars
Panopto Video Platform
West STUDIO (formerly INXPO) 

Webcasting/Presentation Solution (On-Prem)
Discover Video DEVOS
Groovy Gecko Self-Managed Live Presentation System
Sonic Foundry Mediasite

Wireless Video Transmitters
IDX System Technology CW-1
IMT Vislink Micro-Lite 2
Teradek Bolt XT/LT

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