NEW HAND-HELD ANALYSER WINS DESIGN AWARD.
Brüel & Kjær has received the Danish Design Prize
2004 for its Type 2250 Hand-held Analyser that the
company developed in cooperation with users in four
countries including the UK.
Brüel & Kjær decided to involve 70 professional users from the
UK and three other countries in the development of its latest
Hand-held Analyser Type 2250. The award-winning result is a
completely new instrument design that is easy and reliable to use,
even under extreme conditions. The 4th generation platform is
specially designed to be adaptable to future needs, while meeting
the ergonomic requirements of users.
The professional users involved in the instruments development
set many design requirements for the new generation of sound
analysers by demanding a combination of user-friendliness, superior
ergonomic design and innovative technology. Besides providing a
series of intelligent solutions to users practical problems, the
analyser can be held securely and easily operated with only one
hand. The analysers display is easily read under all conditions
ranging from bright sunshine to total darkness. Customers can
also choose whether their analyser is supplied as an off-the-shelf
tandard model or one adapted for specific technical requirements.
If we are to maintain our position in the market, we must focus
more and more on the needs, requirements, ideas and dreams
of our customers, says Thomas Kønigsfeldt, Marketing Manager
at Brüel & Kjær. That is why we involve our customers to a greater
extent in the development of our products. Input from users is vital
to us not only for the development of individual products, but also
for our strategies and marketing.
Explaining why the Type 2250 won the Design Prize Award the
Jurys Statement reads: This Sound Level Meter combines
outstanding design and state of the art technology. With the
Type 2250 Hand-held Analyser Brüel & Kjær has gone the full
nine yards and fully met the expectations to a market leader.
A coherent design expression and ergonomics at its best
without aesthetic compromise. Evident in exquisite detailing,
which is also testimony to good choices in terms of materials
and manufacturing processes. A user-interface that lives up
to the ambitions of being easy, safe and consistent to operate.
The design is clearly influenced by the users who have, laudably,
been at the centre of the design process. Thus, the user may
choose to buy the product off the shelf or in a version adapted
to specific desires and requirements. The result is a sound meter
that pushes the envelope for potential requirements to instrument
design. It is nice to handle, has a simple and straightforward
user interface and is practically hard to put down.
The Type 2250 analyser is designed to make it easy to find and
review data and features a large, high-resolution, touch-sensitive
colour screen offering clear status and measurement progress
indication using 'traffic light' indicators. The analysers built-in
microphone allows spoken comments to be attached to
measurements for easy documentation, and different colour
schemes for the display make it easy to view in bright daylight
as well as at night.
The instrument has a 120dB dynamic range with a 3Hz to 20kHz
broadband linear frequency range and with the use of optional
modules is capable of real-time frequency analysis in 1/1- or
About Brüel & Kjær
With more than 60 years experience, Brüel & Kjær is a world
leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration
solutions for use in a wide range of applications including
environmental noise measurements, building acoustics,
vibration measurements and quality control for use in the
automotive, aerospace and consumer industries, as well
as by local authorities.
For more information, please contact :-
Bruel & Kjaer UK Ltd.
Bedford House, Rutherford, Close, Stevenage, Herts. SG1 2ND. UK
Tel: +44(0) 1438 739000, Fax: +44(0) 1438 739099