OptConnect ema™ Recognized as Innovative Product of the Year by Best of Sensors Awards

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The first fully-managed Smart Embedded Modem™ provides “Connectivity-as-a-Service”

OptConnect, a leader in the managed wireless connectivity industry, today announced that their recently launched Smart Embedded Modem™, OptConnect ema™, has been recognized by the Best of Sensors Awards in the category of Innovative Product of the Year.

"The whole driving force behind ema finds its roots in the famous quote from Thomas Edison when he said, 'there is a way to do it better -- find it," said Chris Baird, President and CEO of OptConnect. "We think that OptConnect ema™ is a better way to utilize embedded technology and winning this award validates that we have indeed created a better way and that people are noticing."

The Best of Sensors awards program highlights the advances in sensor innovations and excellence among engineers. Specifically, the Innovation award seeks to recognize advances in sensor and sensor-related technologies, either in the form of novel technologies or significant improvements to existing technologies.

OptConnect ema™ is a fully certified LTE Category 4 Smart Embedded Modem™ with onboard intelligence, embedded firmware and software, paired with OptConnect’s industry-leading suite of managed services.

ema has made significant improvements to sensor technology by enabling sensors to be easily integrated and connected through an embedded cellular connection. It makes embedded cellular easy – removing the delays, complexities, and frustrations of typical cellular deployments so companies can focus on their core business while OptConnect manages all of the operational complexities.

“For more than three decades, Sensors Expo has been bringing together the most exciting technological advancements and cutting-edge applications from across the industry,” said Cal Groton, Event Director. “The winners of this year’s Best of Sensors Awards underscore just how far-reaching the impacts of these innovations have become. OptConnect personifies the commitment to engineering excellence and overall ingenuity we look for and we are thrilled to recognize their efforts in an extremely competitive field.”

Winners were revealed by Groton at Sensors Expo & Conference on Wednesday, June 26th.

For more information about the awards, please visit http://www.sensorsexpo.com/awards. For more information about OptConnect, please visit http://www.optconnect.com.

About Sensors Expo & Conference
Sensors Expo & Conference is widely known as one of the world's largest and most important gatherings of engineers and scientists involved in the development and deployment of sensor systems. For more information, visit http://www.sensorsexpo.com. Sensors Expo is supported by the event's official publication, Sensors Online, the industry's leading resource and authority on sensing, communication, and control. For more information, visit http://www.sensorsmag.com. Sensors Expo & Conference is produced and managed by Questex, a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Framingham, MA. For more information, visit http://www.questex.com.

About OptConnect
OptConnect is North America's leading provider of managed service wireless connectivity for ATMs, Smart Safes, Kiosks, Micro Markets, Digital Signage, and other custom applications. OptConnect provides a secure and reliable monitored wireless connection to the Internet for unattended equipment that is easy, low-risk, and convenient: All supported by a superior customer service infrastructure. OptConnect has spent 10+ years perfecting managed wireless services so that customers can focus on their core business strengths without having to deal with the delays, complexities, and frustrations of typical cellular deployments. OptConnect's fully managed solution provides Connectivity-as-a-Service for M2M and IoT applications that is simple and easy to implement.

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