The Harting Technology Group is for their connector "Ix Industrial"Has been awarded the German Innovation Award 2019. In the category "Excellence in Business to Business", the innovative connector convinced the German Design Council. The German Innovation Award honors products and solutions across all industries, which are distinguished above all by user centering and added value compared to previous solutions.
The Ix Industrial stands for robustness, miniaturization and high performance. With these attributes in view of ever smaller devices and sensors, he already offers the solution of tomorrow. Targeting the popular RJ45 connector, the Ix Industrial is the solution for new industrial equipment. A connector that is small and robust, but at the same time ensures Cat 6A performance for 1 / 10 Gbit / s Ethernet in the control plane, has long been on the wish list of users, designers and developers.
The jury consists of independent, interdisciplinary experts from industry, science, institutions and finance. The submissions are evaluated according to the criteria of innovation, user benefit and cost-effectiveness. The innovation strategy should consider aspects such as social, environmental, economic sustainability and the use of energy and resources.
Whoever wins this prize has hit the nerve of the times with his development. Accordingly pleased were the colleagues Maximilian Rohrer (l.) And Jonas Diekmann of Harting Electronics, when they accepted the award.