The Red Dot jury has made its decision: After all of the products submitted were tested and assessed individually in the course of an evaluation process spanning several days, r2p’s CCTV camera CD9-X received the distinction “Red Dot”. The panel of experts awards the internationally recognised seal of quality only to products that win them over with their high design quality.
Design meets technological edge
The digital CCTV camera CD9-X combines elegant design with state of the art performance and security. This industrial grade digital video/audio camera provides the user with up to four concurrent Full HD (1080p) real time video sessions while ensuring privacy by applying 128-bit AES encryption to the video.
The camera is used in large scale security surveillance in rail vehicles operated in public transportation and helps to increase passenger comfort, decrease vandalism, violence and verbal abuse and provide legal evidence for law enforcement.
The elegant disk-shaped housing is available in any RAL colour to provide seamless integration into the customer’s interior design. At the same time, it serves to protect the electronics from vandalism as well as from unwanted environmental influences such as liquids, dust and electromagnetic interference. Due to the extremely flat design, the CD9-X can be installed in the train’s interior without violating the requirements for minimum room height.
The electronics are made to last and come with integrated temperature management that protects the device and still ensures operability within the temperature range of -40°C up to +85°C.
The design, which was now awarded with the Red Dot Award was developed by the globally operating r2p Group. Ulrik Ortiz Rasmussen, Founder and CEO of r2p, says: “We are very proud to have received this amazing award. To us, the Red Dot is a recognition, confirmation and motivation at the same time. We feel recognized for our commitment, confirmed in our decisions and our approach to design and highly motivated to improve our work and our products continuously.”
Evaluation platform for good design
The Red Dot Award: Product Design has roots dating back as far as 1955 and determines the best products created each year. In 2018, designers and manufacturers from 59 countries submitted more than 6,300 objects to the competition. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, a jury comprising roughly 40 members assessed the products individually based on the original. The strict judging criteria, which include level of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics and durability, provide a frame of reference which the jurors then complement with their own expertise.
A choice of three different distinctions are awarded: The Red Dot: Best of the Best is reserved for the best products in a category, while the Red Dot is the distinction for high design quality. An Honourable Mention is awarded for a particularly well-executed aspect of design work.
“I want to congratulate the award winners sincerely on their wonderful success in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Success in the competition is proof of the good design quality of the products and once again shows that companies are on the right path. When I speak about good design, I am referring to more than just an attractive product. All of the products are characterised by outstanding functionality. This demonstrates that the designers have understood their clients and their needs”, said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award.
Celebration to honour the laureates
The winners will be celebrated at the Red Dot Gala on 9 July 2018. The Red Dot: Best of the Best laureates will receive their well-deserved trophies on stage at Essen’s opera house, the Aalto-Theater, during the award ceremony. At the subsequent Designers’ Night in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, the Red Dot laureates receive their certificates and can all celebrate their success together in the midst of the award-winning products, as the aftershow party is simultaneously the exhibition launch: For a four-week period, the special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018” will feature the award-winning innovations as part of the world’s largest exhibition of contemporary design.
The day of the Red Dot Gala coincides with the publication of the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2018/2019, which showcases all of the year’s winning products. In addition, they can be found in the Online Exhibition, the Red Dot App and on Red Dot 21 from that date.
The r2p Group develops and sells intelligent technology systems with the highest quality standards for the mobile transport sector: CCTV, Automatic Passenger Counting, Passenger Information Systems, Tracking and Fleet Management with real-time data transfer for rail and road vehicles. Our customers benefit directly from our ideas, with perfectly optimised solutions that require minimal hardware - meaning the economic and ecological benefits are maximised. The rapidly growing r2p Group, headquartered in Flensburg, Germany, operates internationally in 45 countries with subsidiaries in Denmark, England, Switzerland and Brazil. With a silent partnership in Taiwan, a sales office in the Czech Republic and local manufacturing in India, r2p takes pride in being a truly global company. Further information available at www.r2p.com.
About the Red Dot Design Award:
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. Further information available at www.red-dot.de.
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