Konica Minolta Wins Red Dot Award 2019, a Globally Prestigious Design Award, for the Cosmo Leap Σ, an Optical Planetarium, and the CA-410, a Color Analyzer for Measuring Displays

April 3, 2019

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019, a globally prestigious design award, for the Cosmo Leap Σ, an optical planetarium, and the CA-410, a color analyzer for measuring displays.

Sustinability Award Gold Class 2019

Award-winning Products
Cosmo Leap Σ, an Optical Planetarium
A versatile optical planetarium designed for precise reproduction of beautiful stars

Features of the Design

With its compact structure incorporating optical technology, the product is designed to blend harmoniously with cosmic space.

The Cosmo Leap Σ can project the starry skies equivalent to those of the Infinium Σ, Konica Minolta's flagship optical planetarium that was developed to reproduce beautiful fixed stars shining in the night sky, in medium-sized domes with an energy-efficient compact design. A new silhouette that incorporates optical technologies in a package was attained by breaking down and re-integrating the components of the conventional equipment.
The company also won a Good Design Gold Award 2018 for the Cosmo Leap Σ. The Cosmo Leap Σ has been installed at domes in various areas including Konica Minolta Planetaria Tokyo and the Okayama Astronomical Museum.

CA-410, a Color Analyzer for Measuring Displays
A product designed for measuring ever-evolving displays such as OLED displays

Features of the Design

Designed optimally for professional use, this optical device can be used in various measuring environments, and has an excellent texture and robustness.

The CA-410 is an optical measuring device that can quickly measure the performance of TV and smartphone displays at their production sites. This high-accuracy measurement system can measure high dynamic range (HDR) displays, including organic EL TV sets and high-brightness LCD monitors, from ultra-low brightness to high brightness. It serves as a new reference in the industry.

About the Red Dot Award

The Red Dot Award is one of the largest design competitions in the world. Launched in 1955, the award has a history of more than 60 years. It is organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. The award has three disciplines: Product Design, Brands & Communication Design, and Design Concept. In 2019, there were more than 5,500 applications for Product Design from 55 countries.

For more information