The Awards honor the vision, hard work and perseverance that transform ideas and technologies into products. Campbell handles intellectual property protection matters for both companies, including IP protection for their products that won this year’s MIP awards.
Airgain Inc. received the award in the Communications Technology & Hardware category for its Airgain MaxBeam 75 Smart Antenna, designed to improve wireless connectivity in the home. The Airgain MaxBeam75 is a compact smart antenna for residential wireless routers, gateways and access points. Multiple beam-forming antenna elements focus radio energy while Airgain’s revolutionary switched-beam technology rapidly steers the beam, resulting in triple the signal strength, double the coverage, better throughput, greater connection availability and reduced interference over conventional dipole antennas. The MaxBeam75 constantly adjusts the beam to its environment, differentiating between client devices, distances, obstacles and interference to optimize the connection for each networked client. Its unique, low-cost design enables it to be embedded in Wi-Fi devices eliminating external antennas while supporting voice, video and data delivery.
Vermatrix Inc. won the top honor in the Security Technology category for its VideoMark technology, which leaves a watermark on recorded videos that helps authorities trace piracy. VideoMark™ is the industry’s first secure and invisible content tracking solution that enables forensic, user-specific marking of video at each PC or STB client in a pay-TV system. The VideoMark payload is robust against a wide range of video content manipulations, with recovery of the unique client identification possible from all unauthorized analog and digital distribution formats. Because any pirated copies can be traced to a unique user, and not just a system operator, content owners are assured of protection that extends beyond the digital network. VideoMark also complies with the rigorous requirements of the Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI).