SANDY, UT--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) -   Opengear (, a leading provider of critical infrastructure management solutions through advanced console servers, remote management, monitoring, and cellular out-of-band products, today announced that the company's IM7200 Infrastructure Manager has received the 2015 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution Magazine, the leading publication covering IoT technologies.

The arrival of the Internet of Things requires a new level of resilience in data center networking equipment. Opengear's IM7200 Infrastructure Manager features unique Smart OOB™ remote management and a fiber GB interface designed to manage the latest cloud data center infrastructure environment. With billions of newly connected devices being released yearly, the IM7200's reliability in maximizing network uptime through proactive monitoring and remote management ensures the continuity of always-on IoT services, even during a network outage.

"At Opengear, we are proud to see our IM7200 Infrastructure Manager receive this well-earned recognition," said Gary Marks, President, Opengear. "When you imagine every device in your office and home potentially connected and online, it's certainly a world of great possibilities, but it's also going to require networking equipment that can handle the stress of a projected 26 billion connected IoT devices by 2020. You have to consider how reliant users are going to be on these devices when they've become so deeply entrenched into our daily lives -- connectivity hiccups simply won't be tolerated. In this environment, the IM7200 Infrastructure Manager and technology like it will play an essential role in maintaining those vital connections."

"The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Product of Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving the machine to machine market today. It is my honor to congratulate Opengear for their innovative work and superior contribution to the rapidly evolving IoT industry," said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution Magazine.

"It is my pleasure to recognize the IM7200 Infrastructure Manager, an innovative solution that earned Opengear the 2015 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "I look forward to seeing more innovation from Opengear in the future."

The winners of the 2015 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award will be published in the second quarter edition of IoT Evolution Magazine

About Opengear

Founded in 2004, Opengear delivers next generation intelligent solutions for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure. Opengear smart solutions equip our customers' networks with smart automation and bulletproof resilience, enabling them to optimize technical operations and secure business continuity. The company is headquartered in Sandy, Utah, has R&D operations in Australia and sales offices in Europe and the USA.

About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, IoT Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as 1.5 million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; Customer Experience (CX) Hot Trends Symposium; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; IoT Evolution Conference & Expo; SmartVoice Conference; Software Telco Congress; Super Wi-Fi Summit - The Global Spectrum Sharing and TV White Space Event; SIP Trunking, Unified Communications & WebRTC Seminars; Wearable Tech Conference & Expo; Fitness and Sports Wearable Technology (FAST) Expo, WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information.
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