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DCN-D Discussion Unit from Bosch receives prestigious red dot award

  • Award in honor of successful design creation
  • Harmonizes modern design and familiar user interface
  • Superior acoustical performance
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  • April 11, 2013
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Munich – The DCN-D Discussion Unit, part of the Digital Congress Network (DCN) Next Generation Conference System family from Bosch, has been honored with the prestigious German red dot award for high design quality in the category “product design 2013”.

By establishing this award, the Design Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen has created one of the world's most internationally acclaimed design competitions, which this year attracted 4,622 entries in the “product design” category alone. The “red dot” itself has long since become a coveted quality mark for excellent design. The award-winning products are displayed in the red dot design museum for at least one year, and bear the red dot logo for the remainder of their life cycle.

The winning design of the DCN-D Discussion Unit strikes the perfect balance between aesthetic appeal and ergonomic efficiency. It features the proven and intuitive Bosch user interface that allows participants to relax and enjoy the speaking and listening experience. The unit has a streamlined, modern appearance with an elegant dark charcoal and silver matt finish. In addition, enhanced acoustic technologies make it easy to hear exactly what is happening. This is vital in order to create an environment that encourages constructive dialog.

There are five variations of the DCN-D Discussion Unit on offer, ranging from a fixed-microphone model 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 supporting up to 31 translations.

“Winning the red dot is a great honor and at the same time reflects the Bosch brand values of advanced technology and top-class design,” comments Murat Keskinkilinc, Product Marketing Manager Conference Systems.

The outstanding quality of the Bosch Security Systems unit has only recently been acknowledged by another renowned award organization. Last February, the International Design Forum Hanover honored the DCN-D Discussion Unit with its iF product design award in the category “Audio/Video”.

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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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