Printing and digital imaging solutions provider Epson recently bagged an international product design recognition from iF Design Award 2017 for its EB-L25000U high-brightness 3LCD laser projector.
Since its establishment in Hanover, Germany in 1953, the iF International Forum Design GmbH has been recognized globally as one of the most prestigious award-giving body for innovative industrial product design excellence.
According to iF Design Award website: “Each year, iF International Forum Design GmbH organizes one of the world’s most celebrated and valued design competitions: the iF DESIGN AWARD. Recognized as a symbol of design excellence around the world, the iF DESIGN AWARD welcomes over 5,000 submissions from 70 countries every year.”
Nominated products are evaluated based on a wide range of criteria, including practicability, workmanship, consideration of environmental standards, degree of elaboration and innovation, functionality, usability, safety, aesthetics, and universal design.
This year’s winners were selected from more than 5,500 entries from 59 countries by a 58-member jury comprised of experts from around the world.
The Epson EB-L25000U is designed for outdoor signage, exhibition halls, concert halls, and other large venue applications.
This projector features a new cooling system and a sealed, smoke-proof optical engine allowing it to be used in harsh staging conditions.Offering the kind of outstanding usability and installation flexibility required by staging professionals, the projector is designed for maximum practicability.
The Epson EB-L25000U “has a bold, rugged build and scratch-resistant surfaces while ease-of-operation is ensured with 360-degree projection flexibility. A built-in handle frame helps to ensure safe and easy transport, installation, and flexibility,” Epson said.
Epson’s description of the EB-L25000U projector at the iF Design Award 2017 website says:
This product is a high-brightness, high-resolution projector used in large-scale exhibitions, concert halls, outdoor signage, and the like. To achieve various kinds of image projection in a harsh environment surrounded by dust, dirt and smoke, we designed the positions of the lens and the ventilation port to allow you to freely adjust the projection direction or install multiple projectors. In addition, the handle frame allows for safer, easier installations and protects the unit. Its understated yet powerful design achieves the freedom in use and installation that projector pros desire.
“We are putting a lot of effort into creating designs that merge outstanding usability with stylishness. Critical to this process are the insights we gain by visiting customers in the field,” said Hiroaki Sakai, general manager of Epson’s Imaging Products Design Department.
“I think the jury panel appreciated that the EB-L25000U has the toughness, safety features, and reliability required by professionals. We are committed to listening to customers and providing uncompromising designs,” Hiroaki said.
The award ceremony was held in Munich, Germany, on March 10, 2017.