July 1, 2013

Smiths Detection HazMatID Elite Wins Bronze IDEA

Bresslergroup, along with its client Smiths Detection, is the recipient of a Bronze IDEA (International Design Excellence Award) in The Industrial Designers Society of America’s 2013 competition. The Bronze was awarded to Smiths Detection HazMatID Elite in the IDEA’s Commercial and Industrial Products category. This is the third award garnered by Smiths Detection HazMat ID Elite — it previously won a Design Gold from Appliance Design magazine and Professional Runner Up in Core77’s Design Awards.

The IDEA is a “celebration of design excellence in products, sustainability, interaction design, packaging, strategy, research and concepts.” Out of 687 finalists, only 106 merited a Bronze IDEA. Bresslergroup’s winning product, the HazMatID Elite, is a handheld chemical detection device used by first responders.

Along with its clients Ugmo and Aquabot, Bresslergroup also received finalist honors in the Commercial and Industrial Products category for the Ugmo UG1000, a “smart” irrigation system that wirelessly connects underground moisture sensors with a central control system. The Aquabot Breeze XLS, a pool-cleaning ‘bot, placed as a finalist in the Gardens and Outdoor category.

The IDSA will announce the awards live at the IDEA ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at its 2013 International Conference in Chicago.