With nearly 200 top-class awards, awarded by independent institutions and different organizations from all over the world, LOBO is by far the most awarded company in the whole show laser industry for its outstanding achievements.
Not only in show design LOBO holds sovereign and with a clear lead the top position in the ranking of all award winners, which were awarded by the "International Laser Display Association" for special creative achievements. Also in technically based awards like the "Golden Eyes" or the "TiLE Award" LOBO has a leading role.
The high level of innovation in the development of new technologies and products is confirmed by the award of no less than 4 innovation prizes, including the prestigious "Innovation Award of the Country". Finally, even the design of the products finds great international appreciation with the award of renowned design prizes such as the "red dot" or the "iF Product Design Award".
178x ILDA Awards – USA
The International Laser Display Association (ILDA) was founded in 1986 in Lake Tahoe in the USA and is a non-profit, globally active association in which companies and institutions have come together to establish lasers in the fields of art, entertainment, advertising, etc.. With over 160 members, ILDA is the largest association in the laser show industry and is generally regarded as the laser show world umbrella organisation.
The highlight of the annual conference is the presentation of the "ILDA Awards" for outstanding technical or creative achievements in the laser show market. The ILDA Awards are the industry's highest accolade and are often - rightly - referred to as the "Oscars of the laser industry". They are divided into "Technical Awards" as well as "Artistic Awards" with different subcategories. LOBO has been a member of ILDA since 1994 - and has been among the award winners from the very beginning; to date, LOBO has received 178 awards and is thus by far the record holder of these "Laser Oscars".
ILDA Career Achievement Award – USA
In addition to the Artistic and Technical Awards mentioned above, ILDA also presents the highest of its awards: the Career Achievement Award to honour outstanding personalities for their life's work in the field of lasers and multimedia in show applications.
This prestigious award is presented no more than once a year, and then only to a single person. The choice is not made by a jury, but the members themselves can nominate candidates, from whom a winner then emerges in a subsequent vote by all members. In 2010, ILDA awarded this highest distinction to Lothar Bopp, the founder and managing director of LOBO.
The AVard The "ProAV Award Germany" - "The AVard" for short - is a project of the Professional System brand; since 1999, this has been the leading AV medium for professionals in audiovisual system integration.
The AVard is the first ProAV Award in Germany and honours the best projects, products and minds in the industry. The winners in the "Products" category are chosen by the community; in the "Projects" category, the decision is made by a ten-member jury of experts - consisting of architects, professors and other experts.
The "Science Dome" infotainment project at experimenta Heilbronn, in particular the successful laser safety concept, convinced the jury as the "Smartest Integration" in 2020.
Innovation award of the country
The state of Baden-Württemberg has been honouring exemplary achievements in the development of new products or for innovative processes since 1985. The prize is endowed with a total of € 50,000 and was dedicated to the former Minister of Economics, Dr. Rudolf Eberle (1926-1984).
A high-ranking prize committee evaluates according to the following criteria: sustainable economic success, technical progress and special entrepreneurial achievements. The Ministry of Economics announces the winners and awards the prizes at a high-profile public event.
The prize was awarded for the development of a transputer-based laser system with an RGB colour mixing unit for 16 million colour shades that is ready for series production.
iF Product Design Award
The "Industrie Form Design" award is a prize for special achievements in the field of design. Since the first award in 1954, the iF Design Award has been a globally recognised seal of quality when it comes to outstanding design quality and innovative concepts.
Every year, thousands of manufacturers from all over the world apply with their products - in different disciplines. Among 2,486 submitted products from 39 countries, the jury of the iF Product Design Awards 2010 chose a laser projector for the first time in the highly competitive category "Audio/Video": the sparks® by LOBO.
red dot Design Award
Since 1955, the "Red Dot" has been awarded annually as a distinction for a particularly successful product design. The Red Dot Award is an internationally coveted and renowned design prize and, with several thousand entries from over 60 nations, is one of the largest design competitions worldwide. It is regarded as the internationally recognised seal of quality for outstanding design quality.
The 24-member international jury, consisting of designers, professors and journalists from different fields, singled out the sparks® laser projector, the only one of its kind, for its particularly "ergonomically oriented design with intelligent details".
2x Innovation Award Ostwürttemberg
In 2000, the Innovationspreis Ostwürttemberg was launched by the WiRO business development agency in cooperation with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The slogan for the economic region is: "East Wuerttemberg - space for talents and patents". Of the 97 economic regions listed nationwide, East Wuerttemberg ranks 2nd behind Stuttgart - which means that East Wuerttemberg has a higher patent density than, for example, the Rhine-Main area, Berlin or Munich.
Ingenious ideas, advanced products, ingenious concepts - created, developed and implemented by companies or institutions from East Wuerttemberg - are honoured. A jury assesses them according to the following criteria: economic significance, performance, creativity potential, originality and indications of an innovative leap.
Pepsi Award – Italy
As part of the SIB trade fair in Rimini, which was one of the most important trade fairs in the entertainment and especially in the discotheque sector in the 80s and 90s, the "PEPSI Awards" for the best show performances are also bestowed among the approximately 600 exhibitors.
LOBO dazzled with its trade fair show in such a way that not only did Italian television report on it, but it also won the coveted award for the best laser show of the year in the category "Companies for Lighting Systems".
VR-Innovation Award Mittelstand
The Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken in Baden-Württemberg have been offering the coveted "VR-Innovationspreis Mittelstand" (VR Innovation Award for SMEs) since 2000. A total of over 900 companies have already applied - the aim is to drive the state's economy forward.
The prize, which is endowed with € 50,000, is thus one of the most important innovation prizes for small and medium-sized businesses in the state. The festive award ceremony takes place annually under the patronage of the Prime Minister as part of the SME conference in front of over 1,500 invited guests.
The jury, consisting of prominent representatives from business, media and science, awarded LOBO with the special prize for the spectacular sparks® laser systems.
SIB Award – Italy
In the 80s, SIB was the leading trade fair in terms of technology and design for light, sound and equipment in the discotheque sector. At that time, the most famous discos were also located in Rimini. No wonder that the Italian association of entertainment operators and discotheque owners - the "SILB" - acted as co-organiser of the fair and offered the "SIB-SILB Award".
LOBO was selected for the "best laser technology", in particular for the prototype of the first RGB colour mixing unit, which enables the creation of 16 million colour shades.
LDI Award – USA
Lighting Dimensions International" - LDI for short - is the most important and largest trade fair for "Design and Technology of Entertainment and Architectural Lighting" in North America. The organiser of the fair is the New York-based magazine of the same name (now "Live Design"), which also created the "LDI Awards".
These awards are presented as a crowning finale at the end of the fair directly by the expert jury in various categories. The LOBO presentation was so impressive that the jury in the USA decided to bestow the award for the "Laser Show of the Year 1993" on us.
International Show Award
For the 5th time, the "international show prize" offered by Künstler Magazin was awarded in June 2005 during a first-class gala dinner show from a large number of applicants in different categories.
LOBO was awarded the special prize of the jury for "innovative laser technology and laser shows". It was the first time in the history of the international show award that this distinction went to a company in the laser show industry.
Golden Eyes Award – Belgium
The "Golden Eyes Award" is presented every two years in the form of a festive gala evening during the ACF trade fair. The award, which is being presented for the tenth time by the organisers of this international trade fair in the audio/visual and multimedia sector, is divided into various categories.
A professional jury, composed of experts in the media and TV sector, artists and journalists, selects the respective prize winners from dozens of entries submitted by exhibitors.
The LACON-5® laser and multimedia workstation received the award for "Best Multimedia" in Brussels.
TiLE Award – France
The "TiLE" is an international conference and trade fair addressed to leisure and entertainment attractions such as theme parks, museums, planetariums, etc. The highlight of the fair is the presentation of the "TiLE Awards", split into three categories: "Best Innovation", "Best Exhibition Stand" and "Excellence New Product or Service". The new LACON-5® laser and multimedia workstation was chosen by the jury as the outstanding "Product of the Year" in the latter category. The jury made particular mention of the innovative user interface and the outstanding multimedia capabilities.