Hilti wins Red Dot “Best of the Best” award

Schaan (FL), November 7, 2016 – Hilti submitted an entry for the Red Dot Award’s Communication Design competition for the first time and received immediate validation. The company’s PD-C laser range meter was named “Best of the Best” in the competition’s “Interface Design” category.

“To ensure that we provide our customers with efficient solutions, a tool’s handling must be intuitive and concisely convey how the tool functions. We are pleased to accept this award as a sign that we are on the right path in our efforts to create digital user interfaces,” stated Hilti’s Head of Design Stephan Niehaus.

The PD-C laser range meter combines documentation solutions and software applications. It can photograph images, accurately measure distances and save the measuring results directly in the photographs. All measurement results are saved in individual project files and can easily be transferred in pdf format to other devices via Bluetooth or USB port. The user-friendly operation ensures simple handling and helps prevent misunderstandings and transmission errors.

The Red Dot jury found the linking of measuring and optical functions in a single device to be “an exceptional idea,” and also positively noted the device’s “ergonomic design and the simple and compact interface that displays a variety of information” as well as the “remarkably intuitive and compelling operation of the system.” The device was assessed on criteria including degree of differentiation, quality, design concept, originality and target-group-focused implementation. Designers and companies from 46 countries participated in this year’s Red Dot Communication Design competition.

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