“With the rapid changes occurring in technology, commerce and society, it takes real leadership to define meaningful new products and services and deliver them to the market,” says Jury Chair Chris Conley, IDSA, co-founder and director of Chicago-based consulting firm Gravity Tank. “The 2006 IDEA winners represent the best of globa product design and the best people and firms working to realize design’s potential in everyday life.” The creation of the WV-CS954 came as the result of Panasonic’s effort to revitalize and integrate its design management activities, which had previously been performed by individual divisions and affiliated companies. “We are pleased to have been recognized for the sleek, contemporary design and intelligent functionality of this camera,” says Frank DeFina, president of PSSA. “For companies needing advanced, reliable video surveillance systems, this award-winning camera offers a simple, unobtrusive form that blends into its environment — yet is immediately recognizable as an advanced security device.”