Thomas Paulen

Design agency VanBerlo will be awarded 3 iF AWARDS. The jury announced that on January 31st. Categories included Product Design, Packaging, Communication, Interior Design, Professional Concepts, Service Design and Architecture. With Huawei FAT, SITA Drop&Fly R&D Gran-System-S LLC VanBerlo won 3 awards in the Product category.

Awards will be given out on March 10 at the BMW Welt conference and symposium centre in Munich, during the Munich Creative Business Week. The best entries will receive an iF Gold Award. Last year, VanBerlo succeeded in winning a Gold Award. The three winning products show the diversity of VanBerlos’s design scope.

Huawei Fast Access Terminal (FAT)

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    How are glass fibres distributed from the big cable to the homes? A distribution box is needed. Huawei’s Fast Access Terminal is unlike any other. It is smaller, has a tapered shape and comes with many intelligent features. Like solutions for hinges, mounting bracket, internal trays and new optical connectors that are easier and quicker to install. The connectors are angled and positioned on a tilted bottom, making them more user-friendly and accessible. They clearly communicate when not tightened correctly. The design includes QR codes on the connectors, enabling an AR-app for intelligent installation and servicing.

    SITA Drop&Fly


    You arrive at the airport, ready to fly. You have checked-in online the night before. But there it is: the long queue for baggage drop off. Drop&Fly makes self-service baggage drop-off fast and easy for every passenger. Drop&Fly is the outcome of detailed airport and consumer research. Our understanding of the passenger process has led to a Self-Bag Drop system to be proud of. The compact, inviting and secure design results in an intuitive and seamless passenger experience. By lowering operational cost, being fully modular and being designed as a line up it seamlessly fits every airport in the world.

    Gran System single phase electricity meter


    Just like phones, devices all over the world get smarter. In Belarus, most houses still have old (mechanical) electricity meters. In the coming years, they will be replaced by new smart meters. Gran Systems amiable smart meter is designed specifically for this market. It is ready to go into the Smart Grid, has a vast variety of interface modules, is easy to mount, replaceable without additional costs, has a high accuracy class and features like multi tariff, latching relays etc. It gives much faster feedback to the client and the electricity companies. This can result in lower electricity bills and better use of power by the companies.

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