infocomm 2017


Christie® Pandoras Box has been selected as a Best of Show winner for InfoComm 2017 by Sound & Video Contractor! The winners have been chosen by the judges of NewBay Media.

The Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts from submitted nominations. Criteria include ease of installation and use/maintenance, performance, relevance, value/ROI, network friendliness, versatility, and reliability. 

Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017

InAVation Award

The InAVation Awards event, powered by InAVate + ISE, was held on the first evening of Integrated Systems Europe 2017 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on February 7, 2017.

Christie® Pandoras Box has been chosen as the winner of the InAVation award 2017 at ISE tradefair  for both Pandoras Box Version 6 and Widget Designer Version 6 in the category "Technology for Entertainment/Live Video". 



The new coolux Widget Designer 4.0 received the Best Debuting Product Award in the Projection category at the 2012 LDI show in Las Vegas.

One of the most impressive new features of this interactive application builder software is undoubtedly the built-in web server. 

Using the Widget Designer it is now possible to create and control all show control interfaces from any remote HTML browsing device. 

An unlimited number of devices can be controlled and integrated this way.

infocomm 2012



The 2012 infocomm exhibition was a great success for coolux in multiple ways.


In addition to presenting their latest Pandoras Box Version 5.1 features, the Pandoras Box Version 5 QUAD server was also awarded the Rental&Staging Systems infoComm New Product Award in the category „Best Show Control Product“.


Visitors to the coolux booth also had the opportunity to see coolux’s new Media Encryption technology in action and were able to catch a glimpse of some future Pandoras Box product family features.

House of Worship Market Award


The coolux Pandoras Box product family was  named as one of the winners of the WFX New Product Technology Awards 2012 at the WFX facilities conference & expo. 

PLASA Award at LDI 2011

Rock Our World Award for the coolux Widget Designer 3.0 PRO

The PLASA Rock Our World Awards were created to honor groundbreaking achievement in the entertainment technology industry by PLASA members. In 2011, the coolux Widget Designer 3.0 PRO was one of the recipients of this prestigious award.

Winners of the 2011 Rock Our World Awards were presented at the 2011 PLASA Cocktail & Awards Reception at the Orlando Hilton during LDI 2011 on October 27, 2011.

Indispensable Technology - Video

2011 Parnelli Award

At the LDI Show 2011, the coolux Widget Designer 3.0 PRO was awarded the

The Parnelli Award “recognizes pioneering, influential professionals and their contributions, honouring both individuals and companies.”

Innovation and Flexibility

2011 SHOWTECH Product of the Year

The coolux Widget Designer 3.0 PRO won the  Product Award  in the „Audio- and Media-Technology“ category at last week’s SHOWTECH exhibition in Berlin. 

The expert jury was impressed by the innovative character and practical use of the Widget Designer. Another key factor in the jury’s decision was the mobile flexibility the Widget Designer offers its users.

Sensor Link - Tracking and Interaction

Live Design Magazine 2011 

The coolux Pandoras Box Sensor Link was named the Projection Product of the Year in the Accessory category of the Live Design Magazine's 2011 products of the year list.

With the Sensor Link, coolux provides a unique highspeed sensor interface that is designed for accurate screen tracking applications.

Users can easily setup screen tracking and interaction scenarios via the graphical programming interface of the coolux Widget Designer PRO.

The Widget Designer PRO easily integrates the Sensor Link through its visual node environment.

Even those who are no programming specialists now have the opportunity to work creatively with highspeed sensors, to make their projects become a successful reality.

Pandoras Box 4.7 Distinction

InAVate ISE Awards 2011

coolux GmbH’s Pandoras Box Version 4.7 received a „Highly Commended“ distinction at this year’s InAVation Awards, held at the ISE’s Diamond lounge on February 2nd. The highly acclaimed media server system missed the winning spot in the category „Most InAVative Commercial Video Processing or Distribution Product“ by a very narrow margin.

Prior to the ceremony, a jury made up of industry professionals had pre-selected five products in each of the categories, which could then be voted for by members of the public.

Deloitte Ranking

Fast Fifty Germany 2009

In 2009, coolux GmbH became part of the prestigious Fast 50 list.
The Deloitte Fast 50 is a ranking of the country's 50 fastest-growing technology companies based on percentage growth in revenue over five years. Previous winners have come from across Germany and included some of the most dynamic players in tech, biotech and digital media technology.

Engineering Award

2008 EMMY® Engineering Awards

Pandoras Box was honoured to receive the Emmy Engineering Plaque Award in 2008.

The ceremony was held on Saturday, August 23 at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles.

Thanks to the designer Kieran Healey, Pandoras Box was introduced to the american TV market in 2004. coolux products have been in constant used on major award- and broadcast shows throughout the United States and arround the world ever since.

The Engineering Plaque is presented for those achievements that exhibit a high level of engineering and are important to the progress of the industry.

Pandoras Box is being recognized for its complete real-time compositing media server each with a 4K workspace in dual channels of 2K HD/SD outputs for on-air and pre- and post-production.

Best debuting product projection

LDI 2007 Award

Pandoras Box Version 3.5 received the "LDI Best Debuting Projection Product of the Year" Award on Saturday, Nov.17th 2007.

We’re all very happy to be rewarded for our efforts in improving our products in order to fulfill the needs and the requirements of our customers.

Version 3.5 has been out on shows since June 2006 and the new features are a XML based type library for DMX, serial and IP output devices as well as offline preview for remote clients with MediaManager.

Further more, multi-selection of devices and layers has been implemented as well grouping and presets.

A live text resource is included in the project and an external remote RS 232/422 or IP sequence control is available as well. Clips are in sync and lock to timeline and in addition, all Pandoras Box Playback products feature additional layers.

Systems Integration Award

Sinus Award 2006

For the third time, the 'Sinus – Systems Integration Award', will be awarded to honour achievements in the fields of media technology and system integration.

The Special Prize of the Jury goes to Jan Hüwel, lighting designer and General Manager of coolux GmbH.

Pandora's Box is a software solution that enables a connection to be made between light projection and digital image compositing through the optimum combination of ultra-modern computer  technology and classic lighting control. Thus, different videos can be simultaneously arranged, modified and interwoven – and, thanks to a well thought-out keystone correction, even corrected optically in the twinkling of an eye.

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