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The 2020 Tech Innovator Awards

Kyle Alspach

The delivery of truly differentiated offerings that create opportunities for partners during this unprecedented period is the crowning achievement of our 2020 Tech Innovators.



CommScope Ruckus R750

CommScope’s Ruckus R750 access point is a high-performance offering for Wi-Fi 6 connectivity in dense environments. As one of the first access points to receive “Wi-Fi Certified 6” validation from the Wi-Fi Alliance, CommScope’s Ruckus R750 indoor access point provides a nearly 4X speed boost for devices compared with Wi-Fi 5. The dual-band access point is targeted at congested environments such as schools and hospitality veues and can manage up to 1,024 client connections at a time. Other key features include support for eight spatial streams (four each in 5GHz and 2.4GHz) and two wireless technologies in addition to Wi-Fi (Bluetooth Low Energy and Zigbee).


Cisco User Defined Networks

Targeted at shared wireless networks in multidwelling units, the Cisco User Defined Networks offering restricts traffic by creating a separate wireless network partition for each user and gives control to end users to manage their own devices through a mobile app.

Cradlepoint E3000 Series

With its E3000 Series, Cradlepoint is offering wireless edge routers for enterprise branch deployment that stand out by being optimized for 5G. Customers are enabled to deploy a wireless wide-area network using current LTE and Wi-Fi technology, with a smooth process for upgrading to 5G in the future.

WatchGuard AP225W

WatchGuard’s AP225W is a wall-plate access point designed to provide fast and secure Wi-Fi connectivity to organizations with high volumes of users at a single location. The AP225W features dual-concurrent 5GHz and 2.4GHz band radios and supports data rates up to 867 Mbps and 400 Mbps, respectively.

Zyxel WAX650S

The Zyxel WAX650S is a Wi-Fi 6 dual-radio access point intended for high-density SMB environments. The dual 4x4 MIMO access point provides a maximum data rate of 3,550 Mbps—2.4 Gbps in 5GHz and 1.15 Gbps in 2.4GHz—and can be remotely provisioned and managed using the Zyxel Nebula Cloud Management Platform.

Kyle Alspach

Kyle Alspach is a Senior Editor at CRN focused on cybersecurity. His coverage spans news, analysis and deep dives on the cybersecurity industry, with a focus on fast-growing segments such as cloud security, application security and identity security.  He can be reached at

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