Skip to Navigation

 

 

Ovation Systems Wins "The Queen's Award for Enterprise 2008",

in the Category of Innovation

 

 

Ovation Systems Ltd are delighted and proud to announce we have won a Queen's Award for Enterprise 2008, which is considered to be the most prestigious UK award for business performance. Ovation Systems wins the award in the Innovation category for the development of AfterBurner, a digital replacement for outdated traditional time-lapse video recorders (VCRs) used in police surveillance operations.

 

AfterBurner-1 and Queen's Award Bowl

 

The Queen's Award Commemorative Bowl and AfterBurner

 

Ovation Systems wins the award in the Innovation category for the development of AfterBurner, a digital replacement for outdated traditional time-lapse video recorders (VCRs) used in police surveillance operations.

With a global reputation for technology skills and expertise, Ovation Systems designed and developed AfterBurner following discussions with the UK National Crime Squad (NCS).

They needed a specialist video recorder that would allow them to move to digital video recording whilst complying with existing evidence gathering procedures. The result was AfterBurner, the world's first DVD recorder with a time-lapse capability, offering all the benefits of high quality DVD recording coupled with the operational strengths of a traditional VCR.

 

Since its introduction in 2005, it has proved to be highly effective in the fight against serious and organised crime with many thousands of units in service with over 90% of UK police forces along with many other law enforcement organisations around the world.

David Millar, Sales and Marketing Director of Ovation Systems said, "We are extremely pleased to have received the award as it demonstrates Ovation Systems has grown to be one of the leading suppliers to the world's police organisations. It is a great accolade to everyone within the company who have worked so hard to make it possible.”

Ovation Systems was one of only 43 recipients of such an award this year. To win, companies must be able to demonstrate substantial improvement in business performance and commercial success, to levels that are outstanding for the size of the business.

 

Celebration Ceremony

The Queen's Award for Innovation 2008 was presented to Ovation Systems, by Sir Hugo Brunner, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, during an afternoon of celebration at the company's premises on the 17th June 2008.

Ovation Systems, also celebrating 20 years in business invited staff, overseas representatives, customers and suppliers to the award ceremony and celebratory lunch.

Ovation's Celebration Lunch

 


Sir Hugo Brunner, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire

Sir Hugo Brunner, Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire presenting the Official Grant of Appointment

 

Sir Hugo Brunner with Richard Gregory and Kevin Burch

Sir Hugo Brunner presented Richard Gregory, Managing Director and Kevin Burch, Senior Design Engineer with a commemorative bowl and the Official Grant of Appointment, which is signed by Her Majesty the Queen and the Right Honorable Gordon Brown, MP Prime Minister.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to Press News for AfterBurner

 

 

Due to continual product development Ovation Systems reserve the right to change specifications without notice. E&OE.