Comtrend’s Powerline Adapter with Power Over Ethernet Earns High Marks at Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards

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The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards Program Honors Comtrend with the Prestigious Silver-Level Award

Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards Program

Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards Program

Comtrend, a leading designer and manufacturer of networking equipment, announced today that their Powerline Adapter with Power over Ethernet (PoE), model PG-9172PoE, was given the impressive silver-level award by the judges of the annual Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of cabling and communications system specifiers, designers, integrators and managers with vast professional experience.

Comtrend’s Powerline Adapter with PoE brings the connection of a PoE device as close as the nearest electrical outlet. Simply connect a Powerline Adapter into the network, and then plug a PG-9172PoE into each electrical outlet for a PoE-enabled device. This reduces installation time and cost by utilizing existing electrical lines to simplify the deployment of PoE enabled devices, such as IP security cameras and VoIP phones. The PG-9172PoE eliminates the time and expense of installing Ethernet (CAT5e/6) cables to every device throughout the home or business.

Unlike wireless connections, Powerline adapters use physical wires to connect directly to devices, thereby eliminating interference and improving performance and security. Traditional Ethernet wiring requires elaborate cabling through walls, crawlspaces, and ceilings that are often troublesome and expensive. With the Comtrend PG-9172PoE, users can take advantage of the existing electrical wires in their home or office to transform every outlet into an Internet access point.

The Director of Marketing at Comtrend North America, Dan Knofler, comments, “Comtrend is so excited to have been honored with this award from the Cabling Installation & Maintenance category. They confirmed what our customers told us, that our PG-9172PoE brings an innovative solution to the cabling industry. Installers of IP security cameras, as well as VoIP phones, are learning just how much time and effort is saved through this type of installation. technology arrived just in time for Comtrend’s Powerline adapters to deliver the video and voice quality needed for professional deployment.”

Alan Bergstein, publisher of Cabling Installation & Maintenance ( said "This prestigious program allows Cabling Installation & Maintenance to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and services in the structured cabling industry. Our 2016 Honorees are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact in the industry."

The Innovators Awards are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative
  • Value to the User
  • Sustainability
  • Meeting a Defined Need
  • Collaboration
  • Impact

The 2016 Cabling Installation & Maintenance Innovators Awards Honorees are featured on the October Issue of Cabling Installation & Maintenance magazine as well as on

About Cabling Installation & Maintenance
Published since 1993, Cabling Installation & Maintenance has provided practical information to professionals responsible for the specification, design, installation and management of structured cabling systems in enterprises, data centers and campuses. Cabling Installation & Maintenance's magazine, website (, email newsletters and webcasts help cabling professionals improve day-to-day operations and enable strategic planning for their networks' optimum long-term performance

About The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards program
The Cabling Installation & Maintenance 2016 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognizes the most-innovative applications of cabling and communications technology products and systems within the structured cabling industry. Platinum, Gold and Silver Honorees were announced at BICSI's 2016 Fall Conference in San Antonio on Monday, September 12, 2016. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: innovation, value, sustainability, collaboration, and impact.

About Comtrend
Comtrend, with more than 25 years of experience, has become one of the leading global providers of advanced networking solutions. Comtrend designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking and surveillance equipment and software. Service providers, businesses, and consumers look to Comtrend for broadband gateways, as well as the latest WiFi, surveillance, Powerline, and coax technologies. Comtrend also remains committed to industry standards, like for home networking, as well as interoperability and market-leading performance. The company has its North American headquarters in Irvine, California. For more information please visit

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