Ken-A-Vision Wins a 2010 I.D. Magazine Design Award for the kena Digital Microscope

Kansas City – August 27, 2010 – Ken-A-Vision, a leading manufacturer of digital presentation solutions, document cameras, microscopes and applications software to the educational market, today announced winning the 2010 Design Distinction Award for the kena™ Digital Microscope in the Equipment Category of the 2010 I.D. Annual Design Review. The competition is sponsored by F+W Media Design Community.

From thousands of entries, a judging panel of 21 leading designers selected a total of 189 winning entries in ten different categories. There are three award levels in each category – Best of Category, Design Distinction, and Honorable Mention. The winners are available for viewing on the new Annual Design Review website.

Also, kena will be one of the winning entries showcased at the 2010 I.D. Annual Design Review Exhibit taking place from August 30th to September 10th at the AIGA National Design Center on 164 Fifth Avenue in New York City.

“We are thrilled and honored to receive this prestigious award for the kena,” said Steve Dunn, Ken-A-Vision’s President. “Our goal is to deliver affordable, innovative solutions that bring digital microscopy into the K-12 classroom.”

Kena is a portable digital microscope for the classroom or the field. Simply connect it to any computer through the USB port and you are ready to magnify, capture or modify your images or videos. The camera’s ergonomic shape fits snugly in your hand or onto the wide, stable stand. Kena has 2x, 4x and 10x objectives providing magnification from 20x, 40x, to100x. It features cool, bright LED lighting on top and bottom for viewing of objects or slides. With a few moving parts and low energy usage, it is an ideal green solution for the 21st century classroom.

About Ken-A-Vision
A leader in digital presentation solutions, document cameras, microscopes and applications software, Ken-A-Vision provides high quality, cost-effective products. For 65 years, Ken-A-Vision has created innovative products for the global market such as the Microprojector, the Cordless Microscope, and the Video Flex Camera line. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A., Ken-A-Vision helps students see more, do more and learn more. For more information, visit www.ken-a-vision.com or contact solutions@ken-a-vision.com.
About ADR
Since 1954, the Annual Design Review has recognized the best in product, furniture, graphic, and environment design, from the iconic to the obscure. Throughout the years, this annual showcase has chronicled the evolution of design, and highlighted its impact on our material and visual culture. Each year, the featured work is chosen by a jury of leading practitioners, who, along with I.D.’s editorial team, focus the abundance of submissions into a clear survey of the state of design. The resulting overview is published in the July/August issue of I.D. magazine — the Annual Design Review issue. For more information, contact I.D. Annual Design Review at (212) 447-1400.