Opengear Receives Information Technology Industry’s 2012 World’s Best Award for Most Innovative IT Hardware

Opengear (, announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, has named the ACM5504-5-G-I Remote Infrastructure Management Gateway the winner of the 7th Annual 2012 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the Most Innovative IT Hardware category. These prestigious awards from Network Products Guide are the world’s premier information technology awards honoring achievements in every facet of the IT industry. Winners from all over the world were honored in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 during the 7th annual dinner and presentations. ent solutions at Interop Las Vegas 2012 Booth #2363, taking place at Mandalay Bay May 6-10.

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The ACM5504-5-G-I Remote Infrastructure Gateway is a network appliance that provides a single point of access, monitoring and control for local and remote IT and network equipment—from computers and servers to network switches, routers and telephony equipment, power distribution devices, IP security cameras, and environmental sensors. The ACM5504-5-G-I offers highly secure in-band and out-of-band management, and can access remote critical infrastructure via cellular networks, broadband or more traditional dial-up modems.

An annual achievements and recognition awards program with active participation from a broad spectrum of industry voices, the coveted annual Hot Companies and Best Products recognition program encompasses the world’s best in organizational performance, products and services, hot technologies, executives and management teams, successful deployments, product management and engineering, customer satisfaction, and public relations in every area of information technology.

“We are honored to receive peer award recognition for the Opengear ACM5504-5-G-I device by Network Products Guide,” said John Bedrick, CMO and vice president of product management for Opengear. “This further validates Opengear’s position as a world-wide leader in remote infrastructure management solutions for data centers and remote site locations, and we will continue to help IT and OT managers deliver always-on connectivity and business continuity.”

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About Opengear

Founded in 2004, Opengear delivers next generation intelligent solutions for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure. Opengear’s solutions, featuring embedded Smart OOB™ technology, equip our customers’ networks with intelligent automation and bulletproof resilience, enabling them to optimize technical operations and secure business continuity. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with a manufacturing facility in Utah, R&D operations in Australia and Silicon Valley, and sales offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, please visit

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