Transition Networks’ Self-Enclosed Switch Wins Product of the Year!

Transition Networks Self-Enclosed Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch Receives Award from IoT Evolution World Magazine.

We’re pleased to share that our Self-Enclosed Managed Hardened Gigabit Ethernet PoE++ Switch (Self-Enclosed Switch) has received a 2019 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award from IoT Evolution World magazine, part of the TMC media company.

The award honors the best and most innovative products and solutions powering the Internet of Things (IoT). Nominated solutions were judged by the editors of IoT Evolution World magazine.

The Self-Enclosed Switch is innovative in its ability to enable exciting smart city applications by delivering connectivity and power in a form factor that takes into consideration the remote outdoor locations of the sensors, cameras, and other systems located throughout a smart city. The Self-Enclosed Switch was designed to make connecting, powering and managing these devices simple, with innovative features that offer a ready, set, go user experience.

Here are some of the key features that caught the eye of the judges at IoT Evolution World:

All-in-One Design:  The switch simplifies nearly every aspect of the user experience, saving users time and expense from planning and purchasing through installation and maintaining connected networks. Its unique self-enclosed design includes the outdoor-rated cabinet, switch, power and surge protection, eliminating the need to identify, procure and assemble all these individual components and make sure they work together as intended.

Scan and Go Configuration: The switch can be configured on a user-friendly app that allows the user to simply open the switch’s shipping box, scan a mobile device (tablet or phone) with a near-field communication (NFC) reader over the NFC tag target on the top cover of the switch and the configuration details are transferred into the switch. No connection is needed and no power is required for configuring; and no unpacking and re-packing is necessary prior to shipping to the installation site. Because smart city applications could need thousands of switches, simply opening the box, scanning the device and closing the box for configuration in just seconds could shave days or weeks off the installation process.

Bluetooth Remote Troubleshooting: The switch also allows users to control and make changes to these devices remotely through its Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio. This incorporated radio allows the user to troubleshoot the switch from a service vehicle on the ground and change settings or even reboot the switch through the same mobile app that allowed the user to pre-configure the switch prior to installation.

Remote Reboot with Auto Power Reset (APR): Remotely rebooting the power on connected devices can fix a lot of simple problems associated with network downtime. With APR, the switch eliminates unnecessary service calls for simple power failures or provides the data needed to make those unavoidable service calls more efficient. Additionally, the ability to set schedules for providing power to connected devices only when needed can save energy costs.

The Self-Enclosed Switch sets a new standard for usability, performance and features.  We’re thrilled it has been recognized by IoT Evolution World.

“Congratulations to recipients of 2019 IoT Product of the Year Awards,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC, publisher of IoT Evolution World. “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 2019 IoT Product of the Year Award were announced online and highlighted on IoT Evolution World.