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Discussion unit for DCN Conference System from Bosch to receive iF design award

  • Award in recognition of harmony of design and technical performance
  • Perfect integration of slim modern design and familiar user interface
  • Superior sound quality optimized for speech
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  • February 08, 2013
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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.

The Bosch division Security Systems is a leading global supplier of security, safety, and communications products, solutions and services. More than 12,400 associates generated sales of 1.5 billion euros in fiscal 2014. Protecting lives, buildings and assets is our aim. The product portfolio includes video surveillance, intrusion detection, fire detection and voice evacuation systems as well as access control and management systems. Professional audio and conference systems for communication of voice, sound and music complete the range. Bosch Security Systems develops and manufactures in its own plants across the world.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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