Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG, DE000FPH9000

Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG, DE000FPH9000

16.05.2019 - 14:02:22

Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG: First Class Design - FP IoT Gateway Receives Red Dot Award

First Class Design - FP IoT Gateway Receives Red Dot Award Francotyp-Postalia (FP), experts on the secure mailing business and secure digital communication processes, also impresses the design industry with its hardware security module and wins the renowned award for the second time. With its appearance, the IoT gateway also satisfies high customer demands.Berlin, May 16, 2019 - IoT gateways are primarily used for the monitoring, control and cryptographically secured transfer of data in the production process. However, FP's IoT gateways offer even more than that. The international expert jury of the Red Dot Award has now also been able to convince itself of this fact.

FP's IoT Gateway: robust, user-friendly and individual Companies from 55 countries submitted more than 5,500 products to the design competition, which closely examines everything from headphones to cars. Sustainable and customisable products are currently very popular. The IoT Gateway convinced the jurors within the framework of a quality test lasting several days and won the coveted "Product Design 2019" award - with a product that at first sight may appear to be somewhat in need of explanation and not very sexy, but which attracts the attention of customers.

"The recognition with this coveted seal of quality is further confirmation that careful design development is also worthwhile for products where the appearance at first glance may play a subordinate role," says Rüdiger Andreas Günther, CEO of FP.

The jury praised not only the high design quality, but also the functionality of the IoT gateway. The housing is suitable for different environments, since it is not only robust, but also watertight and dustproof. Various colour options give the gateway variants additional individuality. As a result, the FP portfolio clearly distinguishes itself from its rival products. Keeping the design simple means that the device is easy to operate.

Good design: more important than ever According to the "State of Create 2016" study, good design makes all the difference for almost two-thirds of Germans when it comes to purchasing. 61 per cent of respondents choose the option with the better appearance if two products are equivalent. Over the long term, the design also pays off in terms of customer loyalty. 58 per cent of the German respondents stated that a harmonious layout promotes their loyalty to a brand.

In 2012 the experts in secure communication were awarded a prize in the "Product Design" category for their PostBase franking system. The award, which was created by the Design-Zentrum Nordrhein-Westfalen, has been presented in the categories of Product Design, Design Concept and Communication Design since 1955. Winning products may bear the red dot as an internationally recognised seal of quality for outstanding design. The prize-winners will receive their awards on July 8 at Essen Opera House.

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About Francotyp-Postalia: The listed and globally operating FP Group with headquarters in Berlin, Germany, is an expert in the secure mailing business and secure digital communication processes. As the market leader in Germany and Austria, the FP Group offers products and services in the areas of "Franking and Folding/Inserting", "Email Services" and "Software" for the efficient processing of mail, consolidation of business mail and digital solutions for companies and public authorities. The Group achieved generated revenues of more than 200 million euros in 2018. Francotyp-Postalia has subsidiaries in ten different countries and is represented by its own distributor network in an additional 40 countries. With a company history spanning 96 years, FP possesses a unique DNA in the areas of actuating elements, sensor systems, cryptography and connectivity. FP's global market share for franking systems is more than eleven percent.

Contact: Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG Media Relations Telephone: +49 (0)30 220 660 410 Telefax: +49 (0)30 220 660 425 E-Mail: pr@francotyp.com

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