MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTight Networks, global provider of cloud-managed Wi-Fi, announced today that it has been named one of the industry's leading tech innovators by CRN. The Tech Innovator Awards recognize the companies and products that have used innovation to advance technology, increase productivity, and reduce cost and complexity in ways that provide value to the channel. AirTight's C-75 802.11ac Access Point took top honors in the Wireless category.
Each year, CRN honors the high-tech companies that have delivered outstanding innovation in hardware and software solutions over the past 12 months. These awards guide solution providers toward today's biggest technology breakthroughs so they can incorporate them into advanced solutions for their customers. CRN Test Center editors reviewed hundreds of products across 18 hardware and software categories to determine the winners and those worthy of honorable mention.
AirTight C-75 802.11ac access points and the companion Mojo Studio cloud-based portal provide value-added business services beyond basic connectivity. The access points combine rich data analytics with social Wi-Fi to help customers build targeted loyalty programs, while also providing measurement of the marketing programs' performances through visibility into customer traffic and engagement. Additionally, they offer AirTight's top rated wireless intrusion prevention system (WIPS), customized guest Wi-Fi and social sign-in options for guest engagement.
AirTight's channel partners can design their own value-added business services, such as wireless vulnerability assessments for proactive threat prevention. They can also create custom branded engagement leveraging AirTight's BrandBuilder™ application to build Wi-Fi splash pages.
"AirTight Networks is honored to be named one of CRN's top Tech Innovators for our 802.11ac access points," said AirTight CEO David King. "This award is proof that resellers are in tune with our message and that value-added applications are the wave of the future for Wi-Fi business models."
"Solution providers are facing tough challenges as the IT industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace," said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. "Being able to quickly and reliably identify the best new solutions in key technology categories is of great importance to them as they look for innovative ways to earn a competitive advantage. The winners and runners-up in the CRN Tech Innovator Awards represent the best and brightest products and solutions in today's market, and are some of the most important for solution providers to keep an eye on in the coming year."
The annual Tech Innovator Awards are showcased in the December issue of CRN magazine, and the complete list of winners and honorable mentions is available online. Award winners will also be spotlighted during the NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo, December 4-5, 2014, in San Diego.
About AirTight Networks
AirTight Networks is the global leader in secure cloud Wi-Fi solutions. The company's award-winning family of products and cloud services combines a true carrier-class multitenant cloud architecture with breakthroughs in Wi-Fi location, user analytics, social engagement, manageability, ease of deployment, and cost effectiveness, as well as AirTight's longtime top-rated WIPS technology. AirTight's global customer base includes leading enterprises in the government, financial, technology/telecom, manufacturing, health care, retail, and hospitality sectors. For more information, please visit us at: www.airtightnetworks.com, or follow us @AirTight.
About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.
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