Accel Networks Receives 2011 Mobility Tech Zone Product of the Year Award

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Maestro™ Smart Antenna and Hosted RF Link Optimization and Management System Honored for Outstanding Innovation

Accel Networks wins Product of the Year Award from TMC and Crossfire Media.

“This is an exciting acknowledgement of the effort that Accel has put into developing a 4G fixed cellular solution. With bandwidth that far surpasses a T1, available at half the price, this is a transformational moment in the Telecommunications industry,” commented Mark Gianinni, CEO and Co-Founder, Accel Networks.

The patent pending Smart Antenna and Hosted RF Link Management System called Maestro™ enables the creation, evaluation and management of the critical wireless last mile between cell towers and thousands of fixed customer end points. Applying its MIMO – based dual antenna arrays and dynamically switched filters, the Maestro™ system applies hundreds of unique settings to arrive at the optimal carrier-to-noise ratio delivering consistent signal at the customer end-point. The hosted management system then monitors and scores the health of each link and provides users a comprehensive view and remote management capability to ensure high link availability and robustness.

Beginning with an embedded spectrum analyzer, the Maestro™ suite of support features and tools enables help desks to remotely fault isolate issues at both the RF and IP layer and take corrective action that maximize customer satisfaction and minimize overall support costs.

"I congratulate Accel Networks for being honored with a Mobility Tech Zone Product of the Year Award for their advancement the area of fixed cellular technology. The entire wireless industry looks forward to continued innovative solutions," Carl Ford, founder and community developer, Crossfire Media.

Maestro™ supports LTE and is backward compatible with 3G networks across AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless. Available to service providers to enhance their own wireless offering or expand their product set to include fixed cellular broadband, Maestro™ provides an on-ramp to enhanced service that is rapidly changing expectations of wireless across the industry. For end users, Maestro™ means link quality and stability that meets or surpasses wireline performance in a remotely addressable, multi-carrier device that goes from order to implementation in days.

“Accel Networks has proven its commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace. Mobility Tech Zone is delighted to present a Product of the Year Award to Accel for the Maestro™ Management System,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

The 2011 Mobility Tech Zone Product of the Year Award winners are featured on the Mobility Tech Zone website and published in its e-newsletter.

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About Accel Networks (
Accel is the knowledge leader in managed fixed cellular broadband technology and services in North America. Accel’s deep experience in providing fixed cellular broadband to thousands of locations across the country resulted in the development of Maestro™, Accel’s smart antenna and hosted RF optimization and management system. Through Maestro™, Accel is unique in delivering consistent and robust fixed cellular broadband experience across customer sites, enabling business to realize the promise of LTE as a converged voice and data solution that far surpasses the performance and cost effectiveness of wireline service up to 10MBPS.    

About Mobility Tech Zone
Mobility Tech Zone is the leading website dedicated to the mobile broadband industry. Breaking news, analysis, product information, strategies and developments can be found on the site. Mobility Tech Zone is an expansion of 4G Wireless Evolution and is sponsored by TMC and Crossfire Media.

Mobility Tech Zone will complement TMC and Crossfire Media’s 4G Wireless Evolution Conference and promises to deliver in-depth perspective at the ever evolving mobile marketplace. This site focuses on the innovators, the companies and the technologies driving the mobile industry forward. The site will report on carrier and operator news and the latest technology and market trends.

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About TMC

TMC is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the TMC’s CUSTOMER Magazine (formerly Customer Interaction Solutions),INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility, and Cloud Computing magazines., which is read by 1.5 million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world’s leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: Cloud Communications Expo; Cloud4SMB Expo; CVx (ChannelVision Expo); DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; LatinComm Conference & Expo; M2M Evolution Conference & Expo; Mobility Tech Conference & Expo; MSPAlliance MSPWorld; StartupCamp; Video World Conference & Expo and more.

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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 services also include providing insight to technology companies and associations to assist in the development of business and technical strategy as well as the development and implementation of effective communications and marketing strategy. To implement communications and marketing strategies, Crossfire Media utilizes a variety of physical and virtual experiences including web, publications, face to face events, and webinars.

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Amanda Cecconi

TMC Contact:    
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 228

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