AlphaGateway SMG wins in Smart Cities Category; Named "Best Internet of Things Innovation"
BELLINGHAM, Wash. – November 17, 2016 – Alpha Technologies Inc., a global leader in total broadband solutions, today announced that it has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition, an awards program powered by the publishers of FierceWireless, FierceTelecom and FierceCable. The AlphaGateway SMG won the “Smart Cities” category and earned the “Best Internet of Things Innovation” award. The AlphaGateway SMG proactively addresses the increased demands of multiple service operators (MSOs) to deliver advanced services for customers using existing hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) networks. In addition to recent recognition from Broadband Technology Report, the Fierce Innovation Awards solidify Alpha’s position as an innovator and a true partner in the global broadband industry.
Designed for the Internet of Things, the outdoor-hardened AlphaGateway SMG provides the power, backhaul and real estate needed to deploy smart city assets. The DOCSIS 3.0 gateway extracts power and Internet connectivity from the broadband coaxial cables distributed throughout cities, and delivers two standard IEEE 802.3 at Power Over Ethernet (PoE+) connections for delivering power and backhaul to network-connected devices such as network gateways (Wi-Fi, LPWA, etc.), security cameras, traffic sensors or any other smart city devices that require power and network connectivity.
“MSOs are increasingly faced with the challenge to deliver enhanced network reliability to customers using existing HFC networks,” said Kevin Gray, publisher of FierceMarkets’ Telecom Group. “The AlphaGateway SMG impressed judges with its ability to help easily connect to HFC networks, enabling inexpensive and rapid deployment installation for operators. The ease-of-use provides them with new revenue opportunities and lets them deliver on their commitments to quality for subscribers.”
John Hewitt, senior vice president of the broadband products group and North American cable sales for Alpha Technologies said,
We’re seeing unprecedented growth in small cell, Wi-Fi, Internet of Things, security and surveillance, and many service providers are eager to outfit their networks to meet that growing demand. In fact, the cable and broadband industry has the best infrastructure and processes in place to support demand for reliable power and backhaul capacity. The AlphaGateway products open many new doors for operators looking to capitalize on the opportunity by deploying connected devices on the existing HFC network.
For more information about the AlphaGateway SMG visit the AlphaGateway SMG Product Page
About Alpha Technologies
Alpha Technologies Inc. provides power conversion, protection and standby products for telecommunications and cable television industries, including custom, application-specific power solutions and hardened, powered gateways for data backhaul applications. In addition to product development, Alpha Technologies provides a comprehensive range of installation and maintenance services, software solutions and consulting services to support its global customer base. Alpha Technologies is a member of The Alpha Group of companies. For more information about Alpha power solutions, visit www.alpha.com