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26/05/2006

Dr Jim Brailean receives Special Recognition Award

The Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) announced Dr Jim Brailean as this year’s recipient of their Special Recognition Award.
The Mobile Entertainment Awards, the Meffys, are a key part of the annual MEF event, taking place at the Business Design Centre, London, 24-25 May.
This year, the Board of MEF chose to applaud the unique combination of technical and entrepreneurial skills of Dr Jim Brailean and his pioneering work on mobile video. From as early as 1993, his work on technology and standard setting laid the foundations for the mobile video industry today.
"With this award the MEF board is recognising Brailean’s tremendous drive, determination and stamina: for over 12 years he’s been focused on delivering video and audio to mobile handsets,” said Patrick Parodi, MEF Global Chair. “Not only did Jim have the vision, he also had the tenacity to overcome a great deal of skepticism to make mobile video a reality.”
"I'm deeply honoured to receive this award from my mobile media peers," said Dr Brailean, cofounder, President and CEO, PacketVideo. "It takes me back to the start of my mobile media career. One of my favourite memories is the time that the team I led was considered a group of maverick, slightly wacky scientists, put in a small out of the way office so that we couldn't contaminate too many of our colleagues with our crazy mobile media ideas. Now several years later I'm proud that the work we started has become a major cornerstone of the industry that the MEF supports so ably."
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