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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that its Mitsubishi Communication Gateway XS-5R/XS-5T, an environment-resistant IoT communication gateway, has been selected as “Best of the Best” in the Product Design category of the Red Dot Design Award. This was Mitsubishi Electric’s first Best of the Best award for international design and the company’s fourth straight year to be presented one or more Red Dot Design Awards.

Three other Mitsubishi Electric products also won international Product Design 2018 awards: the MSZ-AP series room air conditioner, the MLZ-KP/MLZ-RX/MLZ-GX/MLZ-HX unidirectional ceiling-mounted cassette-type air conditioner series, and the Ecodan PUHZ-AA series air-to-water heat pump outdoor unit.

The Mitsubishi Communication Gateway XS-5R/XS-5T is a gateway device for remote monitoring, failure prediction, integrated management of multiple sites and other IoT solutions. In addition to applications in factories and buildings, it is used for infrastructure-safety and security functions such as remote monitoring of sea and river water levels and failure prediction for solar and wind power generation equipment and facilities.

The following points were rated highly by the judging panel:
1) Simple design expressing a high level of performance and dependability
2) Interface design created from the user’s perspective
3) Water-resistant and dust-resistant structure for versatile usage

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