Red Dot Awards Received by d&b audiotechnik and Unilumin

d&b's KSL System (left) with Unilumin's Unano
The Red Dot award stands for belonging to the best in design and business. The international design competition is aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business activities through design.


For “Best Product Design”
After the new KSL System from d&b audiotechnik had made a name for itself with its acoustical performance, its design has now attracted attention. The latest addition to the SL-Series has been awarded one of the most coveted international seals of quality for good design, the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019”.

In an on-site evaluation marathon with around 5,500 entries, 40 international experts from the Red Dot Jury based in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, determined the best products created every year.

Evaluation criteria included degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, durability, self- explanatory quality and ecological compatibility.

The Red Dot Award: Product Design, which origins date back to 1955, appraises the design quality in forty eight categories every year. In 2014, d&b audiotechnik received a Red Dot Award for the first time for the D80 amplifier. The well-bred amplifier is once again a trusted accomplice for realizing the full potential of the KSL System, which has now also been awarded with a Red Dot.

The Red Dot is already the second design award for the SL-Series, which includes KSL as well as its ground-breaking sister GSL. In 2018, GSL was awarded the “Focus Open Gold”, the international design award conferred by the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

“Design is evolving to a category in which d&b systems also demonstrate their exceptional performance,” said Amnon Harman, CEO of d&b audiotechnik.

“We constantly endeavour to elevate the quality of sound and make our systems as easy to use as possible. Outstanding design contributes significantly to the benefits our customers derive from investing in d&b systems and solutions.”

For “Best of the Best”
Unano – Unilumin’s premium 1mm rental & fine pitch LED display – won the top
design award “Red Dot Award 2019: best of the best”.

With its aesthetic and practical design, Unano’s superb visual effect, highly protective features, and conveniences power the demanding video solutions in premium rental events & broadcast applications.

Unano has enjoyed a high profile and reputation for being the lead in fine pitch rental market. It can be considered as one of the best-selling fine pitch rental products on the market and has been widely applied in advanced corporate events and exhibitions in Europe and North America.

Covering the pixel pitch of 1.3mm and 1.8mm, Unano series broke the minimum record in the rental industry and was able to show more details in the same size compared with others.

As for the panel design, designers adopted the “X” element to form geometric beauty, providing a more holistic and smooth visual experience. Other design details such as the broad holder, adjustable lock together to bring out Unano’s aesthetic and practical appearance.

Red Dot Award is the world’s largest and most respected design competition which
recognizing products with a high degree of innovation and excellent design.

Among the 5,500 entries, only 1% of which won the “Best of the Best” Award. As the first and until now the only one “Best of the Best” product in the LED display industry, Unilumin’s Unano series was awarded for its groundbreaking design.

The Red Dot Gala will be held on July 8th 2019, at the Aalto Theater in Essen, Germany. After then, Unano will go on display in one of the Red Dot Design Museums and the Red Dot Design Yearbook.