As the first one ever in the niche of printers for the blind, a Braille embosser has received global design recognition. Two independent juries praise Braille Box from the Swedish company Index Braille for its innovative design.
Thanks to a well-thought-out and simple design we've created a product that will revolutionize the market. Plus, it only costs a quarter of the prize of our competitors
(1888PressRelease) April 26, 2012 - Lulea, Sweden- The Braille printer, Braille Box, http://www.indexbraille.com/Products/Embossers/Basic-D-V4.aspx, from Index Braille is one of five finalists for the Stora Designpriset (Great Design Award) 2012, the Swedish engineering business' most prestigious design prize.
In the words of the jury "Index Braille Box matches innovative technology with new thinking design. The user interface is based on clear contrasts and active surfaces, making it easy to use. Through its compact size and low price Braille Box opens possibilities for visually impaired to read their own and other peoples words. Index Braille Box has already taken 50 percent of the existing market. Now it's spreading globally as a natural expression for democratic design."
You may view the Braille Box nomination and video here… - http://www.storadesignpriset.se/view.php?id=47 -(Swedish, with English subtitles). The winner will of the Great Design Award will be announced May 3rd. Also, the peoples' choice will be awarded, after counting the votes on the site. If you believe we deserve your vote, you may place it by clicking on the RÖSTA button.
Braille Box is a printer for the blind, printing big volumes of Braille at a small cost. In contrast to comparable Braille printers from other manufacturers Braille Box from Index Braille uses cut sheet paper that can be bought at your local office supplier. At a very affordable price it gives the user a technically innovative Braille printing machine.
"Thanks to a well-thought-out and simple design we've created a product that will revolutionize the market. Plus, it only costs a quarter of the prize of our competitors", says Bjorn Lofstedt, CEO and founder of Index Braille.
Braille Box from Index Braille already earned its place in the designers' Hall of Fame, the Red Dot museum in Singapore. In 2011 Braille Box was the first Braille printer ever to receive the internationally renowned Red Dot award for product design.
"We call our way of designing 'design for the hand'. The design makes it easier for users to know which parts should be used", says Jens Kallin, one of the industrial designers behind Braille Box.
Braille Box was released in 2011 and has already taken a large share of the market for high volume production Braille printers.
"Our customers have requested a faster and quieter Braille printer for large volumes of Braille. Braille Box is a huge leap forward in a technical, economical as well as a functional manner. We're counting on Braille Box to be a forerunner in its field for at twenty years to come", concludes Lofstedt.
About Index Braille
With more than 30 years of experience, the Swedish company Index Braille is the main global manufacturer of Braille printers. Their products are distributed to more than 80 countries worldwide. Index Braille's devices are characterized by great performance at competitive prices, giving more people with visual disabilities access to Braille.
All Index Braille printers/embosser share the same cutting edge V4 technology base, which eases maintenance and support and allows offering advanced features even in low-priced Braille printers that would normally only be available in high-end braille embossers.
The Index Braille embosser product offering included braille printers for home, school, office and even industrial 24 hours embossing. The printers are easy to use and easy to like and allow embossing on divers paper formats. All Index Braille embossers come with a 2 years guaranty that can be extended up to 6 years.