We are proud to see two of Motorola Solutions’ designs reach finalist position in the 2016 Good Design Awards Australia: the MTP8000ex Series two-way radio and the active noise cancelling remote speaker microphone, in the category of product design: commercial and industrial.
Good Design Australia is an international design promotion organisation responsible for managing Australia’s annual Good Design Awards program as well as a number of leading industry award programs. Australian Good Design Awards is recognised by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) as Australia’s peak design endorsement program.
MTP8000ex Series two-way radio
The MTP8000Ex Series two-way radio addresses the unique conditions present in firefighting, petroleum, and other hazardous, explosion prone environments while offering superior audio, battery life, coverage, and ergonomics . The T-shape profile, exaggerated control knob, enlarged keys, large colour display and secondary top display offer purpose-built, “glove-able” functionality.
Active noise cancelling (ANC) remote speaker microphone (RSM)
The active noise cancelling remote speaker microphone enables users to communicate clearly via two-way radio in harsh environments such as oil refineries, fire incidents, and other hazardous locations.
In designing both solutions, researchers and designers paid close attention to the tasks, conditions and environments experienced by fire service, petroleum and other hazardous location workers. Their findings and insights were developed into solutions improving worker safety, convenience, and communication. These solutions resulted in the improved and redefined user experience offered by both pieces of equipment. This device is a companion product to the MTP8000ex Series two-way radio also submitted in the competition.
These solutions, both designed by Motorola Solutions innovation design and engineering development teams, resulted in the improved and redefined user experience offered by the MTP8000ex two-way radio.
About the awards
The Good Design Awards is Australia’s longest standing national design award and promotion program, and one of the few forums for professional industrial designers and manufacturers to showcase their design expertise to national and international audiences. As a result of more than 50 years of design benchmarking, the program has focused on progressively raising the standard of design and innovation in Australia.