ClickShare wins Good Design Award in Japan
Tokyo, Japan, 9 October, 2014 – Barco, a leading provider of professional meeting-room visualization and collaboration solutions, is proud to announce that ClickShare CSM-1 has won a Good Design Award. The Japan Institute of Design Promotion awarded Barco’s wireless presentation and collaboration system the much-coveted G Mark – a widely recognized symbol for exceptional design.
Only a year ago, Barco introduced ClickShare CSM-1, bringing the power of its award-winning presentation system to standard meeting-room set-ups. ClickShare’s ability to foster collaboration and facilitate more efficient decision-making inspired the Japan Institute of Design Promotion to honor it with the prestigious G Mark. This design accolade will be officially handed out during an award ceremony in Tokyo on 4 November.
Fostering innovative design
The Good Design Award is a comprehensive program, which recognizes prime examples of products that offer added value to everyday life through outstanding design. Over the past 57 years, more than 40,000 products have received the G Mark for their exceptional quality and pioneering innovation.
With this award, the Japan Institute of Design Promotion looks to foster innovative product design. Each year, it receives around 3,000 submissions from more than 1,000 different companies around the world. And this year, Barco’s ClickShare CSM-1 was among the well-deserved winners.
Jan Willem Brands, VP Collaboration Division at Barco, comments: “This award acknowledges the effort Barco put in the development of ClickShare. The intuitive product design has played a key role in bringing a whole new dynamic into meeting-room culture around the world.”
Toshikazu Murakami, Marketing Manager at Barco Japan, underlines the importance of the G Mark in the Japanese context: “The Good Design Award was initially installed in the wake of the Pacific War, with the aim to promote products that offer clear added value to everyday life. The G Mark has become a reliable point of reference for Japanese consumers. Naturally, we are very proud to be granted this privilege.”
ClickShare on display
As one of this year’s award-winning products, ClickShare CSM-1 will feature at the Good Design Exhibition, from 31 October to 4 November next in Tokyo Midtown. The exhibition is generally regarded as one of the leading Asian events in product design. The product will also be listed in the Good Design Award 2014 yearbook, which is to be published in March 2015. More information on the ClickShare CSM-1 can be found on the Good Design Award website.
About Good Design Award
Good Design Award has been the sole comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system in Japan since 1957. Many companies and designers from both inside and outside Japan work to enhance the industry or the quality of life through design. “G Mark”, the symbol of the award, has been widely recognized as a mark representing good design.
Barco, a global technology company, designs and develops visualization products for a variety of selected professional markets. Barco has its own facilities for Sales & Marketing, Customer Support, R&D and Manufacturing in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Barco (NYSE Euronext Brussels: BAR) is active in more than 90 countries with 4,000 employees worldwide. Barco posted sales of 1.158 billion euros in 2013.
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