Konica Minolta Wins the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020, for the SONIMAGE MX1, a Diagnostic Ultrasound System, and the Cosmo Leap Σ, an Optical Planetarium

February 17, 2020

Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that the SONIMAGE MX1, a diagnostic ultrasound system, and the Cosmo Leap Σ, an optical planetarium, won the iF DESIGN AWARD 2020, which is internationally renowned design awards sponsored by organizations based in Germany.
Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD. The competition was intense: 7,298 entries were submitted from 56 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality.

Award-winning Products

SONIMAGE MX1, a Diagnostic Ultrasound System

A diagnostic ultrasound system is compact with exceptional image quality

■Features of the Design
Designed to be as compact and lightweight as carry-on luggage and equipped with a charging cradle and a large handle, this product is highly portable.

■Other awards
Good Design Gold Award 2018
49th Machine Design Award
JIDA Design Museum Selection Vol.21

■Features of the Award-Winning Product
Despite its lightweight, compact body, this product delivers high-quality imaging. This easy-to-carry diagnostic ultrasound system ensures diagnostic precision in any clinical setting.

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.

■Other awards
Good Design Gold Award 2018: GOLD
Red Dot Award: Product Design 2019
Design Intelligent Award 2019
German Design Award 2020: GOLD
DFA Design for Asia Awards 2019: Grand Award for Technology and GOLD

■Features of the Award-Winning Product
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.

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