MultiTech Awarded 2017 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award

MultiConnect® Dragonfly™ Honored for Exceptional Innovation

Mounds View, MN – Sept. 26, 2017– Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., today announced that it has received a 2017 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award from, a TMC and Crossfire Media sponsored technology media website.

The award was delivered to its newest version of its complete, ready to integrate Arm® Mbed™ OS programmable embedded cellular SoM, MultiConnect® Dragonfly™. Now Available in 4G-LTE Cat 1 LPWA Version, the newest Dragonfly shortens time to market for products requiring cellular connectivity while further reducing overall BOM and power consumption.

“LTE Cat 1 technology is an excellent option for many types of IoT and M2M applications,” said Rick Bailey, Sr. Product Manager at MultiTech. “We are honored to receive recognition from TMC for its excellence. Dragonfly LTE is rapidly gaining recognition worldwide and is installed in a wide range of use cases that benefit from the moderate data rates that LTE Cat 1 offers.”

The MultiConnect Dragonfly embedded cellular SoM's are fully industry certified and MNO approved, ready-to-integrate modules that offer developers the functionality of a programmable computing platform with the convenience of an onboard cellular radio all in one compact design. LTE Cat 1 technology, with throughput speed capped at 10 Mbps, is significantly less complex and less power hungry than Cat 3 or 4 technologies with 100 Mbps and 150 Mbps of throughput.

“The solutions that have been selected for the 2017 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award reflect the diverse range of innovation driving this market. Congratulations to MultiTech which exemplified the best of smart grid technologies in the past year," said Carl Ford, CEO & Community Developer, Crossfire Media.

“It is my pleasure to recognize MultiConnect Dragonfly LTE with a Smart Grid Product of the Year Award for its contribution to the advancement of smart grid technologies,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to seeing more innovation from MultiTech in the coming year.”


About MultiTech

MultiTech designs, develops and manufactures communications equipment for the industrial internet of things – connecting physical assets to business processes to deliver enhanced value. Our commitment to quality and service excellence means you can count on MultiTech products and people to address your needs, while our history of innovation ensures you can stay ahead of the latest technology with a partner who will be there for the life of your solution. For more information, please visit or visit our mbed page here.


About Smart Grid

Smart Grid is the leading website dedicated to the rapidly developing technologies that enable and harness Smart Grids, with particular emphasis on applications, products and software for improving residential, business, institutional and facilities’ power consumption. This Website offers information and analysis for anyone interested in researching, purchasing and applying smart grid technologies. It includes Smart Grid industry news and expert analysis by Carl Ford, Crossfire Media. Visitors will find free resources including Online Communities, blogs, feature articles, videos and more. is sponsored by TMC, an integrated, global media company helping clients in print, in person and online, and Crossfire Media, an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. Please visit


About TMC

TMC is a global, integrated media company that supports clients' goals by building communities in print, online, and face to face. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Cloud Computing, IoT Evolution, Customer, and Internet Telephony. TMCnet is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries, and is read by as many as one million unique visitors monthly. TMC produces a variety of trade events, including ITEXPO, the world's leading business technology event, as well as industry events: Asterisk World; AstriCon; ChannelVision (CVx) Expo; DevCon5 - HTML5 & Mobile App Developer Conference; IoT Evolution Expo; WebRTC Conference & Expo; and more. Visit TMC Events for additional information. For more information about TMC, visit


About Crossfire Media:

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media services also include providing insight to technology companies and associations to assist in the development of business and technical strategy as well as the development and implementation of effective communications and marketing strategy.


MultiTech Press Contact:
Jennifer Costello, MG Communications


TMC/Smart Grid Contact:
Stephanie Thompson
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 139