Opengear Wins 2021 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award

EDISON, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Opengear, a Digi International company and a leading provider of solutions for secure, resilient network access and IT automation, announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, in conjunction with its partner Crossfire Media, has named Opengear’s OM1200 Operations Manager as a winner of the 2021 IoT Product of the Year Award, presented by IoT Evolution World.

Opengear’s OM appliances, which are NetOps console servers – network management appliances that are first of their kind and combine the capabilities of a Smart Out-of-Band (OOB) console server with the flexibility of NetOps automation. The compact OM1200 appliance is designed specifically for secure edge deployments, used in combination with Opengear’s Lighthouse Management Software. As part of Opengear’s Network Resilience Platform, it provides an independent management plane that supports secure remote access and standard automation for critical devices.

“We are honored to be receiving this distinguished IoT award,” said Opengear President Gary Marks. “Through Opengear’s technology, IoT devices can configure and mediate the gaps often caused by staffing shortages or configuration errors at data centers. The automation tools allow devices to automatically provision, remediate, control and monitor their applications or other types of devices.”

The award honors the best and most innovative products and solutions powering the Internet of Things. Nominated solutions must have been available for deployment within the past twelve months as judged by the editors of IoT Evolution World magazine.

“Congratulations to Opengear, a recipient of the 2021 IoT Product of the Year Awards,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “It is one of the most rewarding parts of our jobs at IoT Evolution World to recognize the latest innovative products and solutions in the exploding IoT market. With our partners at Crossfire Media, we all look forward to seeing their future successes!”

Winners of the 2021 IoT Product of the Year Award will be announced online and highlighted on IoT Evolution World.

For more than 20 years, TMC has been honoring technology companies with awards in various categories. These awards are regarded as some of the most prestigious and respected awards in the communications and technology sector worldwide. Winners represent prominent players in the market who consistently demonstrate the advancement of technologies. Each recipient is a verifiable leader in the marketplace.

About Opengear

Opengear, a Digi International company, delivers secure, resilient access and automation to support critical IT infrastructure, even when the network is down. Provisioning, orchestration, and remote management of network devices through innovative software and appliances enable technical staff to reliably and efficiently manage data centers and remote network locations. Opengear solutions are trusted by global organizations across financial, digital communications, retail and manufacturing industries. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Brisbane, Australia. Opengear was acquired by Digi International in 2019, bringing together two organizations with a deep commitment to providing the best products, software and services that meet the demands of mission-critical networks. For more information, please visit

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 has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

About TMC

Through education, industry news, live events and social influence, global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. As a result, leading technology vendors turn to TMC for unparalleled branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities. Our in-person and online events deliver unmatched visibility and sales prospects for all participants. Through our custom lead generation programs, we provide clients with an ongoing stream of leads that turn into sales opportunities and build databases. Additionally, we bolster brand reputations with the millions of impressions from display advertising on our news sites and newsletters. Making TMC a 360 degree marketing solution, we offer comprehensive event and road show management services and custom content creation with expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts. For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, @tmcnet.

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Peter Ramsay / Lora Wilson

Global Results Communications

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203-852-6800, ext. 170

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