Australian wireless network specialist distributor Integrity Data Systems won the N+I Best Product of Show Award at the Networld+Interop technology expo held this week.
The WG-1000 Wireless Gateway product from Bluesocket, which is part of Integrity's wireless security solution set, took out the prestigious award.
The expo, which ran for three days last week, was a joint technology gathering organised by industry powerhouses Networld+Interop, IT Comdex and the Australian Telecommunications User Group.
One of the country's largest IT exhibitions, the event featured a series of live keynote and industry briefings that aimed to provide delegates with a glimpse into current and future trends across the entire technology landscape.
The WG-1000 Wireless Gateway device sits between an enterprise's access point and the rest of the network, acting as a gateway between wireless and wired components.
Integrity CEO Ross Chiswell said the WG-1000 acted as a "nightclub bouncer" as it determined who could send data to the wireless network and which areas the users could access on the network.
The product gives users of laptops, PDAs and other mobile devices secure wireless access to corporate networks and the Internet while moving within their own premises and public coverage areas, according to company officials.
The other N+I Best Product Award finalists were Epson Australia's C1000 printer, Ingram Micro's Cyberbank PC-EPhone and Nortel Networks' Nortel Business Communications Manager.
N+I/IT Comdex Award winners
Best product: Integrity Data Systems' Bluesocket WG-1000 Wireless Gateway.
Best networking/communications product: Nortel Networks' Alteon Switched Firewall.
Best enterprise software: Open Systems Australia's ContentKeeper.
Best SOHO product: Unified Systems Australia's mailone.
Best new technology: Targus Australia's Defcon Authenticator.
Best new product: eBeam's System 3.