Sydney, Australia (January 4, 2006)–Fairlight was recently named Innovative SME Exporter of 2005 at the Premier’s NSW Exporter of the Year Awards in Sydney, Australia. The award recognizes Fairlight for its “outstanding achievement in developing technologies embraced by the global professional audio industry.”
“We at Fairlight are deeply honored to receive this award from the New South Wales government and proud to contribute to the nation’s leading technologies,” said Fairlight CEO John Lancken. “Since its inception in Sydney in 1975, Fairlight’s technology has defined the essence of professional audio and video worldwide. Throughout those three decades, the Fairlight name has been synonymous with two guiding principles: creative innovation and Australian ingenuity. The Innovative SME Exporter Award embodies both principles, and we feel truly privileged to be its recipient.”
Now in its 41st year, Austrade and the ACCI conduct the Australian Export Awards annually with partners in each state including Australian Institute of Export in NSW. One of Australia’s most prestigious awards, the program recognizes excellence in exporting by businesses throughout Australia.
In addition to the Premier’s NSW Exporter of the Year Award, Fairlight was recently awarded the Australia National Research and Development START Grant. The grant is providing Fairlight with $1.72AU million dedicated to fostering R&D of Fairlight’s pioneering technological advancements. In both 2001 and 2003 Fairlight was awarded the Academy Plaque for Scientific and Technical achievement in recognition of its contribution to film.