Comtrend Scores a Double Win for Best in Biz Awards 2017

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Comtrend wins the gold award for their unique WifiXtend™ feature and the silver award for their groundbreaking G.hn Powerline Adapter product line.

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Comtrend, a leading global provider of advanced networking solutions, has been named both a gold winner for Best New Product Feature of the Year - Enterprise/SMB and a silver winner in Product Line of the Year - Mixed and Consumer in the prestigious Best in Biz Awards 2017. Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

Comtrend’s award-winning WifiXtend™ feature allows Service Providers to effortlessly deploy customer Wireless Access Points. WifiXtend™ is a software technology that allows one or more Wireless Access Points to be deployed without configuration. Currently, if a technician wanted to setup up a Wireless Access Point in a customer’s home or business, they would have to login to the unit to configure the settings. With Comtrend’s WifiXtend™ technology, the Wireless security settings will automatically be duplicated from the Comtrend gateway. This allows Service Providers to expand a customer’s Wireless coverage at home or work by simply connecting the new Access Point to the gateway’s network. Technicians are not required to configure the devices, while the customer’s existing devices will instantly connect to the new, high power Access Point.

Comtrend’s G.hn Powerline Adapters have been Best in Biz award-winners for the last three years running. Comtrend offers a family of G.hn Powerline adapter solutions that aim to effortlessly connect your network without using over-saturated Wireless technology. Simply plugging an adapter into a power outlet creates a secured, wired network through home or office. The product line includes options such as Wireless and Power over Ethernet (PoE). The most recent addition, the PG-9172AC G.hn Powerline Adapter with WiFi AC, brings dual-band wireless technology to the lineup.

John DiFrenna, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Comtrend North America, comments, “Earning the Gold and Silver awards in 2017 once again shows that Comtrend’s commitment to new technologies is hitting the mark. From Service Providers to Value-Added Resellers to the growing niche of Home Automation/Security installers, Comtrend’s newer technologies are being embraced to make operations and installations easier and more cost effective. Our pursuit of new and innovative technologies remains in full force.”

Each year, Best in Biz Awards’ entrants span the spectrum, from some of the most innovative local start-ups to the most recognizable global brands. The seventh annual program was particularly hotly contested, with more than 650 entries from an impressive array of public and private companies of all sizes and from a variety of industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. Best in Biz Awards 2017 honors were presented in 65 categories, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Support Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Best New Product, App, Event and Website of the Year.

“Amazing variety in the finalists in Best in Biz Awards this year,” said Christopher Null, Wired, returning to judge the awards for the sixth year. “It was incredibly difficult to pick a winner!”

Since 2011, winners of Best in Biz Awards have been determined based on scoring from independent judging panels composed of prominent editors and reporters from some of the most respected newspapers, TV outlets, and business, consumer, technology and trade publications in North America. Best in Biz Awards’ uniqueness stems, in part, from this distinct composition of its judging panels, allowing it to best leverage the judges’ unparalleled expertise, experience and objectivity to determine award winners. The 2017 judging panel included: Accounting Today, AdWeek, Associated Press, Atlanta Tribune, Business News Daily, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Healthcare Innovation News, Inc., Investment Advisor Magazine, Laptop, MediaPost, Pittsburgh Business Times, Security Products Magazine, Wired, WLRN and Yahoo Tech.

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 G.hn for home networking, as well as interoperability and market-leading performance. People in businesses and homes around the world trust Comtrend to make their technology easier and more dependable. For more information, including Comtrend’s full lineup of home networking solutions, please visit http://us.comtrend.com.

About Best in Biz Awards
Since 2011, Best in Biz Awards, Inc. has made its mark as the only independent business awards program judged each year by a who’s who of prominent reporters and editors from top-tier publications from North America and around the world. Best in Biz Awards honors are conferred in two separate programs: North America and International, and in 65 categories, including company, team, executive, product, and PR and media. For more information, visit: http://www.bestinbizawards.com.

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