Nauticam wins two RED DOT design awards

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Nauticam Wins Prestigious Design Award

April 2012

The NA D7000V Underwater Housing utilizing the Nauticam 8.5” White Balance Dome Port has been awarded with an extremely notable design award – the prestigious “red dot award: product design 2012”

This Nauticam International Ltd product convinced the universally respected jury of deserving the “red dot award: product design 2012”. It received the coveted recognition from a 30- member international jury after numerous days of evaluation. Creative heads and manufacturers from all over the world had submitted 4,515 designs in total to the renowned product competition. From this field, the NA D7000V with 8.5” White Balance Dome Port was able to inspire the experts with its creative design excellence. It received the globally sought-after red dot for its refined design exercise in the Outdoor, Leisure and Sports Category.

The NA D7000V merges art and technology in a precisely engineered, machined aluminium underwater housing for the Nikon D7000 camera. Refined enough to allow the user full control of every important camera feature and rugged enough to operate at 100 meter depths. New worlds of creativity are opened for enthusiasts and professionals alike with the optional external enlarged LCD display. The accompanying 8.5” white balance dome port is truly a revolution in underwater Imaging. No longer is the photo/video professional hampered with cumbersome slates and one hand white balancing under water. A remarkable translucent iris within the port is controlled by the diver allowing precise white balance while both hands remain in contact with the housing. Results are accurate, convenient and most importantly the operation is unobtrusive, thus allowing more success, more often.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot design award, pointed to the high quality level of the competition: “The most distinguished products of the respective branch of industry faced up not only to the tough competition this year again, but also to the critical eye of the jury. The experts thoroughly examined, tested and evaluated each individual entry applying the highest standards. With their performances, the laureates did not only demonstrate an extraordinary design quality but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions. At this high level, the winners are able to increase their potential for success on the market considerably by purposefully using our design prize.”

The award-winning products in the red dot design museum

With more than 1,500 products on an area of more than 4,000 square metres, the red dot design museum accommodates the world’s largest permanent exhibition of temporary design. From 3 to 29 July 2012, it again invites all to look at the traditional special exhibition of the award-winning products. In “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2012” design, enthusiasts can admire the latest trends at close range. Touching is explicitly requested: Thus, the visitors experience the prizewinning design of NA D7000V with 8.5” White Balance Dome by Nauticam International Ltd. live in the breath-taking atmosphere of the one-time boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein, a former coalmine.

The red dot design award

The red dot design award, whose origins reach back to the 1950s, is carried out in three disciplines: the “red dot award: product design”, the “red dot award: communication design” and the “red dot award: design concept”. In 2011 alone, more than 14,000 entries from over 70 countries were registered. The award – the red dot – has established itself internationally as one of the most appreciated quality seals for outstanding designs.

For further information please look at: www.red-dot.de/press

Nauticam wins the RED DOT design award
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