Lisden in La-La Land…

Lisden are back on home soil after a once in a lifetime trip to Los Angeles to collect an award at the Engineering Emmys.

The Engineering Emmys, which are the technology equivalent of the Primetime Emmys, are awarded by The Television Academy to recognise developments in broadcast technology.

Lisden Technology’s Director and Software Engineer, Kelvin Lawson, and Sara Evans, Lisden’s Development Manager, attended the awards ceremony to accept the Engineering Plaque.

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Lisden’s Kelvin Lawson on the podium at the Emmy Awards with host Kirsten Vangsness

The Emmy ceremony took place on October 24, 2018, at the JW Marriott Hotel in the famous downtown L.A. Live entertainment complex and was hosted by Kirsten Vangsness, who plays a technical analyst in the TV drama series Criminal Minds.

Award-winning software (*blush*)

The Engineering Plaque celebrates achievements that exhibit a high level of engineering and are important to the progress of the television industry.

The Plaque was awarded for the CATS Cam developed by the Customised Animal Tracking Solutions (CATS) international team with Lisden’s Kelvin Lawson working remotely as Chief Software Engineer on the project.

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Kelvin Lawson with the Engineering Plaque

The CATS Cam is a video camera that can be harmlessly attached to animals to capture footage from their point of view, including under the ocean. This technology has given scientists and wildlife filmmakers the unique opportunity to record natural animal behaviour and share this with television viewers.

CATS Cams have captured world firsts in animal behaviour and images from the cameras were used in the recent high-profile BBC series Blue Planet II, as well as in documentaries made by National Geographic and Discovery Channel amongst others.

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A CATS Cam being attached to a humpback whale

It’s fantastic that the work everyone has put into the CATS Cam has been recognised by winning this award decided on by TV industry experts and other engineers. For Lisden, it’s been amazing to be part of a project where the software we write helps people to learn more about the world around us and, of course, it was a real honour to attend the Emmys ceremony.

Click here to see the CATS Cam in action, including whale’s eye footage from under the ocean, followed by Kelvin’s Emmy awards acceptance speech.

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A CATS Cam attached to a great white shark

As a custom software development company, we provide bespoke software solutions for our clients ranging from mobile apps to desktop, web and cloud-based applications, as well as having specialist expertise in internet of things (IoT) and embedded video technology.

You might not be in need of an animal-cam but if we can handle this award-winning brief, then we think we’re up for any challenge!

Lisden are always happy to discuss your potential development project with no obligation, so please feel free to contact us. Our contact details and contact form can be found on our homepage: Home


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