Oct 9th, 2020

On Wednesday October 7th the NAB Show awarded Fonn Group companies Mjoll and 7Mountains as winners of the 2020 NAB Show Product of the Year Awards!

7Mountains is a winner in the Cloud Computing and Virtualization category for their product DiNA. Read more about the award application and DiNA below.

Mjoll is a winner in the AI/Machine Learning category for their product Mimir. Read more about the award application and Mimir below.

“With our US and Americas launch of Mimir and 7Mountains, as well as the opening of Fonn Group Americas earlier this year, we have entered the US market with products that meet today’s requirements for working from anywhere, for moving newsrooms to the cloud, and for managing media with smarter tools. The acknowledgement from NAB Show is extremely important for us. We look forward to showing our great products during the upcoming NAB Show New York event”, says Isaac Hersly, CEO of Fonn Group Americas.

Read the press release about the opening of Fonn Group Americas here (published February 2020).

NAB Show product of the year awards

See us at NAB Show New York

At this year’s NAB Show New York we are a sponsor and event “exhibitor”. We will present the award winning products Mimir and DiNA at the event.

The NAB Show has done a great job offering a digital experience and you can “meet” our event staff the week of October 20th in our live chats, as well as joining our Live demonstration October 21st, 1:30 PM ET. See the Live Demonstrations program here.

We offer our contacts a free pass to the NAB Show New York. Register for your free pass here with using promo code NY0710.

Press contacts: 

Fonn Group:
Håvard Saunes Myklebust, CEO, Fonn Group
haavard@fonngroup.com 

Ingrid Agasøster, COO, Fonn Group
ingrid@fonngroup.com  

See Mimir at the NAB Show New York 

Fonn Group is a sponsor of this year NAB Show New York and will feature Fonn Group company Mjoll and the award winning product Mimir.

Introducing Mimir

Mimir represents a new breed of professional broadcast solutions that harnesses the power of the cloud and AI.

Storytellers today require modern user interfaces with a high focus on usability and workflow. Finding relevant content from a media archive is key when it comes to creating stories and the workflow should be fast and reliable. 

A brief from our NAB Show Product of the Year award submission

The technological advancements of Mimir

In the application process for the NAB Show Product of the Year award we provided information about the technological advancements of the product and how it is used. Here is a short summary:

With Mimir, we bring artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud technology in the hands of journalists and editors. Mimir is an enabler for cloud migration and for using AI and cognitive computing services. At the same time, Mimir is an enabler for journalists and editors to find the content that they need and to get more value out of their media assets. 

With cloud technology, users can access Mimir from anywhere with access to all of the tool’s features from within their favourite web browser. Mimir only requires a network or Internet connection. No installation is required. 

With AI technology, Mimir users can automate many  tasks, such as: 

  • Speech-to-text transcriptions
  • Subtitling 
  • Multi-language translations  
  • Object detection
  • Face recognition
  • Celebrities detection
  • Event detection (soccer) and more.

All of this automatically generated information is stored as metadata, making it easy to find back to the content needed for a news story or for a video project. Users can search vast video archives with very specific search terms, with spoken words or phrases, enabling them to find exactly what they are looking for. 

Learn more about Mimir on the Mjoll website here.

Register for a free ticket to the NAB Show New York

As an event “exhibitor” and sponsor we can offer you a promo code to register for a free event ticket. Feel free to use our guest pass code for your NAB Show NY registration: NY0710. 

For NAB Show New York registration please go here: https://nabshow.com/ny2020/register/

Watch our acceptance speech at the NAB Show Awards ceremony

The awards ceremony for NAB Show Product of the Year is set to air during the show on October 20th at 4:00pm via the NAB platform. We hope to see you there!

Contact us about Mimir

Fonn Group Americas: Isaac Hersly / CEO / isaac.hersly@fonngroup.com

Mjoll: Kristian Kim Eikeland/ EVP of Products and Sales / kristian@mjoll.no

DiNA and our NAB Show Product of the Year award 

Fonn Group is a sponsor of this year NAB Show New York and will feature Fonn Group company 7Mountains and the award winning product DiNA during the event, Oct 19-29.

Introducing DiNA

DiNA is a cloud newsroom control room system and storytelling tool for journalists that is built with modern, web-based technology and with the end-user in mind. 

A brief from our NAB Show Product of the Year award submission

No other newsroom solution in the market offers the story-centric and modern approach to news creation as DiNA does. The solution is built from ground up for journalistic efficiency and creative freedom. 

DiNA key functionality includes a story planning tool, a marketplace for pitching stories internally, a rundown module, news feeds integration, as well as story comments and followers features. Journalists can easily view a list of today’s stories and their status and see who works on a story for a specific social media channel, for web/online and for rundowns/linear.

Learn more about DiNA on the 7Mountains website here.

Register for a free ticket to the NAB Show New York

As an event “exhibitor” and sponsor we can offer you a promo code to register for a free event ticket. Feel free to use our guest pass code for your NAB Show NY registration: NY0710. 

For NAB Show New York registration please go here: https://nabshow.com/ny2020/register/

Watch our acceptance speech at the NAB Show Awards ceremony

The awards ceremony for NAB Show Product of the Year is set to air during the show on October 20th at 4:00pm via the NAB platform. We hope to see you there!

Contact us about DiNA

Fonn Group Americas: Isaac Hersly / CEO / isaac.hersly@fonngroup.com

7Mountains: Robert Strand / VP of Sales /robert@7mountains.com