Ultra-rugged scanner wins Good Design award

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Zebra Technologies has announced that its DS3600 series Ultra-Rugged Scanner has won an Outstanding Product Innovation award from Good Design.

Good Design Australia is an institution that celebrates design and innovation. According to Good Design, the scanner was one of the submissions that met and exceeded the criteria of the jury. The jury consisted of 35 international design experts and assessed 244 shortlisted entries from all around the world.

“[The scanner series has] beautifully detailed design with solid ergonomics and fit for purpose functionality – the designers have done a remarkable job in designing for use in harsh environments,” said a member of the jury.

“The jury commends the clever positioning of the main user interface at the top of the unit to enhance the overall functionality and ease of use of the scanner.”

The ultra-rugged 3600 scanner series offers the industry’s highest drop, tumble and sealing specifications in its class, and is the industry’s first IP67-certified scanner in its class capable of enduring complete water immersion for up to 30 minutes, according to Zebra Technologies. The scanner series can survive an eight foot drop to concrete, as well as being dustproof, sprayproof, and waterproof. It also features an IP65-sealed cradle.

The company’s researchers and designers tested a range of end-users’ hand sizes and warehouse applications to arrive at the final design. The series features design elements that are focused on ergonomics and comfort for warehouse workers who need to hold the devices for long periods of time.