Comtrend Wins 2018 ESX Innovation Award for Their Powerline with Integrated Power over Ethernet

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Comtrend’s Powerline with Integrated Power over Ethernet makes IP Camera installs easier.

Comtrend, a leader in advanced networking technology, today announced its Powerline with Integrated Power over Ethernet has been chosen as the 2018 ESX Innovation Award winner in the cable and structured wiring category. The ESX Innovation Awards is an industry competition that recognizes the most impactful and groundbreaking technologies for the electronic security and life safety industry.

Comtrend’s Powerline with Integrated Power over Ethernet, the PG-9172PoE, is an ideal fit for security installations. This innovative application of two technologies reduces installation time and cost by taking advantage of existing electrical lines to simplify the deployment of PoE enabled devices, including IP security cameras. The Powerline Adapter eliminates the time and expense of installing Ethernet (CAT5e/6) cables to every device throughout the home or business. Additionally, the PG-9172PoE utilizes technology with MIMO and LDPC to reliably cross phases, resulting in higher speeds and greater stability.

The 2018 ESX Innovation Awards’ judging panel consisted of security industry professionals who judged the products based on the following criteria:

– Features and functions
– Innovation
– End-user experience
– Ability to solve a problem
– Revenue growth potential
– Impact on company value and efficiencies
– Compliance with regulations

Dan Knofler, the Director of Marketing at Comtrend North America, states, “We are honored to have been chosen by the ESX Innovation Awards as one of the most impactful and groundbreaking technologies for the electronic security and life safety industries. Our goal is to make high tech solutions that solve real-world problems, and we have made PoE Camera installations much faster and easier. We are committed to continuing the creation of innovative products that will drive this industry forward.”

Comtrend’s PG-9172PoE will be featured on the show floor at the ESX Innovation Awards Showcase in Booth 707 as well as their own Booth 924 during expo hours, June 20-21, 2018. ESX will be held in Nashville, Tennessee from June 19-22, 2018.

About Comtrend
Comtrend, with more than 25 years of experience, has become one of the leading global providers of advanced networking solutions. Comtrend designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of networking and surveillance equipment and software. Service providers, businesses, and consumers look to Comtrend for broadband gateways, as well as the latest WiFi, surveillance, Powerline, and coax technologies. Comtrend also remains committed to industry standards, like for home networking, as well as interoperability and market-leading performance. The company has its North American headquarters in Irvine, California. For more information please visit

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