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by Michael J. Shapiro | October 17, 2012

 BOBtv, the universal online content platform under development by BXb Online, took top honors for this year's EIBTM Technology Watch. A panel of judges scored the entrants based on innovation, completeness of concept and the value of the product to the meetings industry. BXb has been developing BOBtv with the support of industry organizations ASAE, CEIR, IAEE, PCMA and the Virtual Edge Institute. The platform is designed to be a technology-agnostic hub for hybrid meeting content — a home for educational video content that may be streamed either live during an event or on-demand after the fact. Bxb first announced the initiative during the January 2012 PCMA Convening Leaders meeting and hopes to launch the site in early 2013. Five additional finalists received honorable mentions from the Technology Watch judges: ATIV Software, for its Event Pilot mobile app; Mera Labs, for the NiceMeeting platform that streams presentations directly to mobile devices during face-to-face meetings; EventMobi, for its use of HTML5 in event mobile apps; Zerista, for its multifaceted event-specific social networking platform; and Sherpa, for its ultrasound-based WaveLocator indoor positioning system. EIBTM takes place Nov. 27 - 29 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain. A BOBtv presentation will take place Nov. 28.