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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.