STAMFORD, CT -- HARMAN International Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HAR), the premium global audio and infotainment group, announced today that 19 of its audio products have been selected as winners in the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 competition.
Red Dot’s internationally recognized Production Design competition began in 1954, and is now one of the world’s largest and most distinguished competitions recognizing excellence and innovation in product design. The independent Red Dot jury comprised of 40 international design experts evaluated a record 4,815 entries from 53 countries, selecting winning products based on a number of criteria including degree of innovation, functionality and formal quality.
“HARMAN has long had a strong showing in Red Dot’s Product Design Awards and we are thrilled with the significant recognitions we have received this year, with a record number of new and established products garnering recognition,” said Michael Mauser, President of HARMAN Lifestyle. “The awards underscore our dedication to providing customers with a premium audio experience that prioritizes innovation, functionality and, of course, superior sound quality. We pride ourselves on our ability to marry cutting-edge acoustic engineering with intuitive design and these awards are a great validation of our achievements.”
The following HARMAN products were selected as winners of the 2014 competition:
- AKG K545 Headphone
- AKG K845 BT Headphone
- AKG Y40 Headphone
- AKG Y45 BT
- Harman/Kardon Sabre SB35 Soundbar
- Harman/Kardon SoHo Headphone
- Infinity One Portable Wireless Speaker
- JBL J46 BT Headphone
- JBL J56 BT Headphone
- JBL E30 Headphone
- JBL E40 BT Headphone
- JBL E50 BT Headphone
- JBL Clip Portable Speaker
- JBL Pulse Portable Speaker
- JBL Synchros 400 BT Headphone
- JBL Reflect Headphones
- JBL Reflect BT Headphones
- JBL Authentics L8 Speaker
- JBL Authentics L16 Speaker
For more information on the Red Dot Awards visit http://en.red-dot.org.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.