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Huawei AR502H IoT Gateway Wins the Best of Show Award Grand Prize at Interop Tokyo 2020

[Shenzhen, China, June 5, 2020] Recently, Huawei AR502H won its first Best of Show Award Grand Prize in the IoT category at Interop Tokyo 2020, the largest ICT exhibition in Japan.

Huawei AR502H — a next-generation edge computing IoT gateway — stands out with its open edge computing architecture, flexible scalability, industry-leading AI computing power, and extensive IoT interfaces (including IP-based PLC and 5G uplink), helping to establish the best practices in the industrial IoT field.

Huawei AR502H wins the Best of Show Award Grand Prize at Interop Tokyo 2020

The Best of Show Award is an iconic award of Interop Tokyo, one of the most prestigious events in the ICT industry. Each year, hundreds of solutions are reviewed by the panel of judges made up of authoritative industry experts and university professors, after which they select the most innovative products and solutions that have the most cutting-edge technologies and highest commercial value. After painstakingly reviewing the entries, the panel of expert judges selected Huawei AR502H IoT gateway as the winner of the Best of Show Award, signifying the industry's recognition of Huawei's AR502H.

In the IoT era, as a result of ongoing digital transformation in a wide range of industries, more data needs to be processed at the network edge. However, it is difficult to connect a large number of terminals, manage devices, and analyze data. Additionally, security, real-time performance, and reliability of locally processed service data become increasingly important, which present immense challenges to edge IoT network construction. Overcoming such challenges requires an open architecture, large computing power, and a broad range of access modes, which in turn will promote the innovation and development of edge IoT technologies and applications.

With more than 20 years of expertise in the ICT field, Huawei launched the next-generation edge computing IoT gateway AR502H to help customers and partners build more open and intelligent edge IoT applications, thereby accelerating industry digital transformation. It achieves this with the following three main differentiators:

Open architecture: AR502H uses an edge computing architecture and open software and hardware resources, and supports standard development environments and multi-container management, enabling on-demand deployment of service apps. It also uses innovative technologies such as partition backup and disk encryption to ensure service data security.

High computing performance: AR502H can be flexibly equipped with AI peripherals and achieve a computing power of up to 16 Tera Operations Per Second (TOPS). It supports mainstream AI frameworks such as TensorFlow and Caffe to implement local data analysis and mining, greatly improving the computing power for intelligent analysis at the edge.

Extensive interfaces: AR502H supports 4G/5G uplinks and innovative IP-based power line communication (PLC), and integrates traditional industrial serial ports such as RS232, RS485, and DI/DO. This interface-rich router is ideal for electric power and transportation sectors where a large number of devices need to be plug and play and centrally managed.

"It is a great honor for the AR502H IoT gateway to be recognized by the judging panel and take home the Best of Show Award Grand Prize at Interop Tokyo 2020," said Gu Xiongfei, President of Huawei's WAN Domain. "This award is testament to the industry's full recognition of Huawei IoT gateways' innovative technologies such as edge computing, IP-based PLC, 5G, and AI. We will continue to put customers first and make more concerted efforts in open cooperation and technological innovation, so as to promote industry development and accelerate industry digital transformation."

Huawei will never cease to innovate in infrastructure fields such as smart energy and transportation, build open and intelligent edge IoT networks based on industry-leading 5G and AI technologies, and cooperate with industry partners through integration to jointly develop high-value industry solutions, thereby facilitating customers' business success.

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