19.3. 2012 Ict

Uniqoteq´s QSurf wins prestigious red dot design award

QSurf is an innovative 3G-based web-on-TV solution specifically designed for emerging markets. QSurf offers a full web experience with easy access to all relevant services and personalized content on any TV set. Its intuitive and adaptive user interface makes surfing interesting and effortless. QSurf's design is both aspirational and functional. Its elegant wireless remote control, which matches the central unit, can be used in two modes. On one side, it is a universal TV control with the convenience of one-key switching between TV channels and the web. The other side features a full keyboard and touchpad, providing a platform for an outstanding web experience.

"Our vision from the beginning has been to create a beautifully designed and aspirational product that offers a social web experience for consumers living in emerging markets. We are delighted that the international expert jury shared our vision, and awarded QSurf with the red dot award: product design 2012", says Jari Ijäs, Head of Design at Uniqoteq.

Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of the red dot design award, pointed to the high quality level of the competition: "The most distinguished products of the respective branch of industry faced up not only to the tough competition this year again, but also to the critical eye of the jury. The experts thoroughly examined, tested and evaluated each individual entry applying the highest standards. With their performances, the laureates did not only demonstrate an extraordinary design quality but they also showed that design is an integral part of innovative product solutions. At this high level, the winners are able to increase their potential for success on the market considerably by purposefully using our design prize."

"We are honoured to receive this internationally recognised design award for QSurf. Our aim is to create elegant solutions that not only improve people's everyday lives, but also make consumers proud to own them", tells Terhi J. Vapola, CEO of Uniqoteq.

About the red dot design award
The "red dot" is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design. The red dot design award breaks down into different disciplines: the "red dot award: product design", "red dot award: communication design" and "red dot award: design concept". The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen displays the award-winning products in the red dot design museum for at least one year. www.red-dot.de/press

UNIQOTEQ is an innovative technology company focusing on solutions to expand internet access in emerging markets. UNIQOTEQ Ltd is a privately owned corporation established in Turku, Finland with offices in Helsinki (Finland), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and Pune (India). UNIQOTEQ's internet solutions, such as QSurf, define a new category of products and services. www.uniqoteq.com