The 2021 Tech Innovator Awards
From among 373 applicants, CRN staff selected products spanning the IT industry—including in cloud, infrastructure, security, software and devices—that offer both strong differentiation and major partner opportunities.
Cisco IoT Operations Dashboard
Aimed at enabling secure deployment and monitoring of industrial networking devices, the Cisco IoT Operations Dashboard offers zero-touch provisioning of devices along with a user-friendly interface for onboarding devices. Other key features include Cisco-validated network design configurations, role-based access and incident alerts. Additional notable capabilities include secure equipment access, using only a browser, to devices that are connected to Cisco industrial routers via the cloud—as well as support for operational workflows that can be used to configure IoT devices or troubleshoot device issues.
With a focus on medical devices that are intended for connection to a network, Asimily ProSecure provide evaluation of the risk profile of such devices—as well as hardening and configuration capabilities, recommendations and full risk modeling. The web application works by aggregating data from health systems, anonymizing the data and coming up with a risk score.
Kisi Security: Kisi Reader 2
Kisi Security’s Kisi Reader 2 is a door access control solution that enables touchless access using a smartphone, smartwatch, card or waving of a hand. The reader can be used with wired and wireless connectivity—including Bluetooth and NFC—and offers simplified installation thanks to compatibility with existing door frames and cables.
Nextivity Cel-Fi GO Smart Signal Booster
With Nextivity’s Cel-Fi GO Smart Signal Booster, applications for the cellular coverage solution include IoT applications and smart manufacturing operations. The solution offers leading signal gain of up to 100 dB for cellular connectivity, including 4G and 5G. The Cel-Fi GO Smart Signal Booster can be used indoors or outdoors, in stationary or mobile use cases, and can withstand environmental conditions such as water and dust exposure.
Phizzle EDGMaker Digital Air Series
Phizzle’s EDGMaker is an IoT solution for remote operation of multiple scientific instruments—including from different brands—using a centralized, cloud-based interface. The solution brings the control and integration of data from different devices into a single place for use in automated workflows.