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Relay2 Recognized by CRN as a 2014 Emerging Vendor

July 21, 2014

List Highlights Hottest Tech Startups Impacting the IT Channel, Technology Industry

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Relay2, Inc., an emerging leader in next-generation enterprise-class wireless networking solutions, announced today it has been recognized as one of 2014’s hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

Relay2 is a Cloud Wi-Fi Services pioneer that empowers Managed Service Providers to deliver high value OTT Wi-Fi Services to distributed businesses such as retail chains, hospitality, schools, and high density public venues. Relay2’s unique Cloud Wi-Fi Ecosystem enables advanced mobile services such as app distribution, advertising, O2O and video content delivery and much more, with unprecedented network efficiency and performance.

Rather than simply virtualizing the WLAN hardware controller to enable cloud-based control and management, the Relay2 platform was built from ground up as next-generation WiFi Service pioneer. The Relay2 Cloud WLAN System provides new revenue opportunities for partners by giving them a solution that enables them to easily deploy, expand and control enterprise-class distributed wireless LANs in large campus environments or in geographically dispersed locations around the world. Capability and feature updates to the future-proof Relay2 Cloud Controller are implemented in the Cloud and firmware updates to the Relay2 access points are automatically pushed to each device from the Cloud, eliminating network downtime and associated losses in productivity.

The feature-rich Relay2 Partner Program gives solution providers the training and resources they need to sell, deploy and manage the Cloud-controlled WLAN. The program provides a variety of sales support tools and benefits to help its reseller partners increase sales and grow revenues including discount promotions, qualified leads, referral programs, tiered discounts, and training. To increase partner profitability, the program provides partner incentive programs, value-based pricing for partner services, a residual revenue program, and demo units. The program offers a variety of training opportunities, through face-to-face training sessions and road shows, to help partners understand how to transition their businesses to capture more of the services market and to understand how they can grow their businesses by incorporating Relay2’s Cloud solutions into their current offerings.

“Solution providers are always on the hunt for the next big technology trend so that they can bring new solutions to their customers before they even know they need them. These vendors are on the forefront of IT innovation and are offering products and services that channel partners can use to stay ahead of the competition,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “We congratulate 2014’s Emerging Vendors for creating the next wave of technology that will drive the IT industry forward and for opening the door to new, unique solutions from the IT channel.”

“We’re very excited to be recognized as one of the hottest tech startups by CRN because our solution is truly a game-changer for solution providers who deploy and manage wireless LANs in campus environments and distributed network architectures,” explained Perry Ha, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Relay2. “By eliminating the need for a hardware controller and placing all network control functions in the Cloud, the highly-scalable Relay2 Cloud WLAN System makes it easy to deploy and manage robust enterprise-class WLAN infrastructures for multiple customers around the world opening up exciting new streams of revenue for solution providers.

Companies included in CRN’s 2014 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2008 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN’s August 2014 issue and will also be available online at www.crn.com.

For more information on Relay2 and its Cloud-controlled network solutions, visit http://www.relay2.com/ or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.

About Relay2

Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Relay2 is an emerging leader in next-generation enterprise-class wireless networking solutions. The company develops and manufactures scalable, high-performance Cloud controller-based WLAN systems that deliver simplified deployment and management of distributed WLANS, offer robust security and industry-leading reliability, and lower the total cost of ownership and operation for SMBs and enterprise environments.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.



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