Dynamic SoundField Classroom Loudspeaker Wins Red Dot Product Design Award

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The DigiMaster 5000 loudspeaker by Phonak, a key component of the company’s Dynamic SoundField classroom amplification system, has been awarded a red dot 2011 Product Design award.

'Soundfield' classroom amplification systems are enjoying growing success with school directors, teachers and parents

The DigiMaster 5000 classroom loudspeaker by Phonak has been awarded a 2011 red dot Product Design award.

A red dot jury of 36 distinguished design experts examined 4,433 entries from more than 60 nations this year – from Algeria to the United States - with the DigiMaster 5000 now officially considered by reddot to be "among the best of the design industry worldwide".

“'Soundfield' classroom amplification systems are enjoying growing success with school directors, teachers and parents as they learn more about the speech intelligibility and student performance benefits this technology offers,” said Alexander Zschokke, acting CEO of Phonak. “This red dot award once again shows how Phonak not only leads in technology but also in design, making Dynamic SoundField a stylish and aesthetically pleasing addition to any classroom.”

The DigiMaster’s red dot award means both key components of the Dynamic SoundField classroom amplification system are now red dot recognized, after the system's inspiro teacher transmitter was awarded a similar product design award following its launch in 2007.

The DigiMaster 5000 loudspeaker will now be featured at the red dot design museum, Germany and within the red dot Design Yearbook 2011/2012 (available in the coming months from http://www.red-dot.de).

About Dynamic SoundField
Phonak’s Dynamic SoundField is the world’s first soundfield system to offer industry-leading sound quality, intelligent automated settings and a transmission mode to suit every student listener. It is also fully interactive whiteboard and multimedia compatible. Learn more at http://www.dynamicsoundfield.com

About Red Dot
Red dot stands for belonging to the best in design and business. Its international design competition, the “red dot design award”, is aimed at all those who would like to distinguish their business activities through design. The distinction is based on the principle of selection and presentation. Excellent design is selected by competent expert juries in the areas of product design, communication design, and design concepts. See http://www.red-dot.de

About Phonak
Headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland, Phonak, a member of the Sonova Group, has developed, produced and globally distributed state-of-the-art hearing systems and wireless devices for more than 60 years. The combination of expertise in hearing technology, mastery in acoustics and strong cooperation with hearing care professionals allows Phonak to significantly improve people’s hearing ability and speech understanding and therefore their quality of life.

Phonak offers a complete range of digital hearing instruments, along with complementary wireless communication systems. With a worldwide presence, Phonak drives innovation and sets new industry benchmarks regarding miniaturization and performance.

For more information, please visit http://www.phonak.com

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