USB 3 uEye XC Triumphs in Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016
The camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems has a USB 3.0 industrial camera in the portfolio that gets out of line with its design. Now, the versatile industrial camera was awarded with the Red Dot, the international distinction for high design quality.
Participants from 57 nations had registered about 5,200 products and innovations for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Only products which set themselves apart considerably through their excellent design receive the sought-after quality seal from the international Red Dot jury, consisting of 41 experts from all around the world. The independent expert panel assesses each entry strictly and fairly, live and on site, according to criteria such as degree of innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility.
“This industrial camera captivates with its unconventional design, which gives rise to a multiform profile and demonstrates marked individuality.”, explains the jury. With its dimensions of 61 x 32 x 19 mm, the magnesium housing is not only extremely compact and thus space-saving, but also robust and suitable for industrial applications. The look of the USB 3 uEye XC follows its typical application fields such as kiosk systems (ATMs, multimedia stations, passport readers), access control, logistics (barcode-reading) and medical technology. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and president of the Red Dot Award: “With their performances, the Red Dot winners not only demonstrated an extraordinary design quality, but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions.”
The features are just as innovative as the design of IDS’ award-winning USB 3 uEye XC industrial camera: It is equipped with a Sony camera module that combines the comfort of a digital camera with high-resolution, richly detailed images at high speed. For industrial cameras untypical auto features such as autofocus, digital zoom, backlight compensation, face detection and automatic white balance facilitate day-to-day business, even under changing ambient conditions. The industrial camera is compatible with Mac OS on Apple computers. To cope also with individual, steady requirements – common in some industrial sectors - these features can be deactivated and the models can be adjusted manually.
On July 4th 2016, the official award ceremony of the "Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016" takes place in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen. The USB 3 uEye XC will be presented at the special exhibition "Design on Stage" for four weeks beside other winning products before it becomes part of the permanent exhibition.
Imaging Development Systems (IDS) is one of the leading global manufacturers of digital industrial cameras with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 or GigE interface. We serve the apparatus and mechanical engineering markets with comprehensive support and high-quality products that are “Made in Germany”. As an owner-managed company, we have subsidiaries in Japan and USA as well as further offices in Europe and Asia. We focus on the company’s sustainable expansion, supported by our distribution partners in almost every country in Europe and Asia, and by more than 200 motivated and qualified employees worldwide.
About Red Dot Design Award
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With its origins dating back until 1955, the award is organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and with more than 17,000 entries each year one of the best-respected design competitions in the world. The sought-after award, the “Red Dot”, is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.