Nedap’s ‘MidRanger’ has won a Red Dot Design Award, the most prestigious international award in the field of industrial design. The MidRanger, introduced by Nedap Library Solutions in 2016, allows easy and remote scanning of RFID labels in library books and other types of media. The official Red Dot Award ceremony and the presentation of the jury report will take place on July 3rd in Essen, Germany.

Simple, robust and beautiful

Nedap’s MidRanger has a slim and fluent design that allows books and other media to be easily scanned by librarians and visitors. Erik Veurman, head of Industrial Design at Nedap Library Solutions: “Our team had the ambition to develop a simple, robust and beautiful product. This resulted in the MidRanger. It is a true eye catcher in which functionality and esthetics go hand in hand.” The MidRanger can be used as a desktop solution, or mounted under a non-metal table. It is designed to scan an entire stack of books at once and check them in or out. The durable materials and the shape of the product allow for extensive use by thousands of people a day.


New product line

MidRanger is part of a new line of products that improve the service and security of libraries. It offers an innovative detection antenna and a SelfServer, especially designed to simplify the check-in and check-out process of smaller libraries. Both products have the design characteristics of the MidRanger. Veurman: “Libraries are facing budget cuts, but still want to serve their clients. Therefore, we decided to develop several products that can contribute to process optimization. This means smaller queues for library visitors and better service from library staff.”


MidRanger Red Dot Awared Winner

About Nedap Library Solutions

Nedap develops and produces smart products that make libraries future-proof. Thanks to a partner network in over 25 countries, Nedap’s innovations can be found all over the world: from the Netherlands to Vietnam and from the Middle East to the US. At the core of these innovations lies Nedap’s RFID technology, designed for remote detection of items, such as books.


About the Red Dot Awards
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. The Red Dot Award is organized by Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after Red Dot award has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. More information is available at



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