News Oct. 17, 2022

PW8001 Power Analyzer User Manual Wins Merit Award in the Industry Category at the Japan Manual Awards 2022

HIOKI is pleased to announce that the PW8001 Power Analyzer User Manual won a Merit Award (Industry category) at the Japan Manual Awards 2022, which was hosted by the Japan Technical Communicators Association (TC Association). The accolade marks the fifth consecutive year for HIOKI to win an award at the Japan Manual Awards.
The manual was also nominated for Manual of the Year 2022.

Reasons for award

The PW8001 User Manual was chosen for the Merit Award based principally on the following qualities:


•The manual exhibits a high degree of completeness and is designed so as to inspire a desire to use the product on the part of readers.
•The entire manual is produced from the user’s perspective.
•The manual complies with the principles outlined in IEC/IEEE 82079-1 and with associated requirements.
•The manual is structured so that readers can easily find the information they’re looking for and so that they can obtain an overview from the table of contents.
•The cover includes a simplified table of contents that guides readers to important content.
•The cover includes a 2D barcode that lets readers access a questionnaire, providing an effective means for bringing customer feedback to bear on future manuals.
•The manual presents the measurement process in a concise manner, communicating an overall vision of associated tasks to readers and allowing them to progress through documentation with a sense of purpose.
•Procedures make effective use of illustrations, allowing users to use the product with peace of mind.

In addition to Japanese and English, HIOKI publishes manuals for the products it sells in numerous languages and delivers them to customers worldwide. The company has made a series of improvements over time to ensure its manuals incorporate numerous illustrations and easy-to-understand language so that even customers who find themselves operating an electrical measuring instrument for the first time can do so safely and with a sense of familiarity after reading through the documentation.
HIOKI will draw encouragement from this honor as it continues to compile easy-to-understand user manuals that empower customers to use its products safely and correctly. 

Japan Manual Awards received by HIOKI

Merit Award (Industry category) (and nomination for the Manual of the Year Award): 
PW8001 Power Analyzer User Manual

Merit Award (Industry category) (and nomination for the Manual of the Year Award):
CM4002 and CM4003 AC Leakage Clamp Meter User Manual

Manual of the Year 2020 (cowinner) and Merit Award (Industry category):
LR8450 and LR8450-01 Memory HiLogger Quick Start Manual

Merit Award (Industry category) (and nomination for the Manual of the Year Award):
CT6710 and CT6711 Current Probe User Manual

Excellence Award: MR6000 and MR6000-01 Memory HiCorder Quick Start Manual
Incentive Award: SM7420 Super Megohm Meter User Manual


*Three of the four manuals that received Excellence Awards at Japan Manual Awards 2022 were nominated for the Manual of the Year Award.

Japan Manual Awards

Dedicated to improving the quality of product documentation, this award program of the Japan Technical Communicators Association recognizes exceptional user manuals that are easy for readers to understand.


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