8 February 2013 - Munich – The DCN-D Discussion Unit of the Digital Congress Network (DCN) Next Generation Conference System from Bosch has been honored with the prestigious German iF product design award by the International Design Forum Hannover (iF) in the category “Audio/Video”.
The iF in Hannover has been granting its globally recognized design awards since 1953. The jury is made up of 32 international experts, with Professor Fritz Frenkler as its chairman (Frenkler is a German Designer and a professor for Industrial Design at the Technical University Munich in Germany). Among the criteria iF uses to select award-winning products are quality of design, processing quality, material selection, and functionality, as well as brand value and branding.
These criteria match the key features of the DCN-D Discussion Unit. It combines an elegant, innovative design with a superior acoustic performance. With its sleek control panel and intuitive layout, the DCN-D Discussion Unit has an instantly familiar feel. The large, ergonomic buttons allow for ease of use, while advanced acoustic technology makes it easy to hear exactly what is being said. The curved shape, slim design and elegant combination of stylish silver and black in a matt finish ensure the DCN-D Discussion Unit perfectly matches the decor found in all kinds of conference rooms. This is vital in order to create an environment that encourages constructive dialog.
There are five versions of the DCN-D Discussion Unit available, starting with a basic unit with a fixed microphone allowing a delegate to simply talk and listen, right up to an extended version with pluggable microphone, electronic voting facility and a built-in channel selector for the selection of up to 31 translations.
“Winning an iF award that recognizes the combination of design and performance is a great honor and at the same time underlines the Bosch philosophy of providing customers with quality products that excel in both function and appearance,” says Murat Keskinkilinc, Product Marketing Manager Conference Systems.