The Swipe fingerprint reader family wins the red dot design award 2010

With its outstanding and innovative design, the Swipe fingerprint reader family (AY-B1663, AY-B3663, and AY-B4663) by Rosslare Enterprises Ltd.

impressed the jury of one of the most prestigious international design competitions, the “red dot award: product design 2010”.

The Swipe fingerprint reader family was awarded the “red dot” quality label for high design quality by a jury of top-class experts. The festive awards presentation with more than 1,000 guests will take place in the Essen opera house, the Aalto-Theater, on 5 July 2010 in Essen Germany, the 2010 European Capital of Culture, the product will then be presented in a four-week special exhibition at the red dot design museum on the premises of the Zollverein colliery.

Rosslare’s new line of swipe fingerprint readers come in three extremely compact and distinctive designs.

The Mifare® Fingerprint readers are small, elegant, accurate, swift, and cost effective; they provide a high level of security and preserve users’ privacy.

“All products that have won an award in the red dot design award competition had to convince an international jury of experts as to their quality.

The products stand out from the masses with their excellent design and innovative approaches and proved their quality in one of the toughest design competitions worldwide,” explains design expert Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award. This year, designers and companies from 57 nations with a total of 4,252 products took part in the “red dot award: product design”.

The exhibition of the winning products in the red dot design museum

Together with the other award-winning products, the Swipe fingerprint reader family will be on display from 6 July to 1 August 2010 in the exhibition “Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2010” at the red dot design museum situated on the premises of the ‘Zeche Zollverein’ World Cultural Heritage Site in Essen Germany. Following the exhibition the winning designs will be presented in the red dot design museum’s permanent exhibition for at least one year. With approximately 1,500 products on more than 4,000 square meters, the red dot design museum houses the largest permanent exhibition of contemporary design worldwide.

The red dot design award

Today, the red dot design award, the origins of which go back to 1955, is the largest and most renowned design competition worldwide. It consists of the individual disciplines “red dot award: product design”, “red dot award: communication design”, and “red dot award: design concept”. In 2009 the competition recorded about 12,000 entries from more than 60 nations.

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