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Huawei SD-WAN uCPE AR650 Wins the iF DESIGN AWARD 2018

Feb 22, 2018

[Munich, Germany, February 22, 2018] Recently, the world-renowned iF DESIGN AWARD, known as the "Design Oscar", unveiled its recipients. With its simple appearance, excellent performance, and open service platform, Huawei's SD-WAN uCPE (universal CPE) AR650 wowed 63 professional judges from around the world and saw off competition from 6402 candidates from 54 countries to take home the top design award. After winning Japan's Good Design Award in 2017, the AR650 was once again recognized by the industry for its design and quality.

AR650 wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2018 and Good Design Award 2017

The AR650 is one of the products from the series of uCPEs used in Huawei SD-WAN Solution and applies to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The combination of a red line and Huawei's logo on the router is in keeping with previous models of the product series. In addition, the AR650 takes an innovative and simple geometric shape, making it usable in various deployment scenarios such as the desktop, wall, or rack. Huawei's product language is used for a simple and ultimate design that focuses on high performance. The AR650, based on the ARM (industry's first) or x86 architecture, provides the SD-WAN ecosystem with an open platform that supports on-demand acquisition of more than 10 mainstream value-added services (such as virtual firewalls and virtual network optimization and acceleration) within minutes and facilitates cost-effective SD-WAN interconnection between SMEs.

The iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most prestigious and largest design competitions in the world. Since 1953, iF has been synonymous with good design. A review team consisting of over 60 known experts from numerous countries follows comprehensive evaluation criteria and procedures to select award winners, which are judged to have excellent design and be highly usable and innovative.

Wang Shaosen, General Manager of Huawei Enterprise Gateway Domain, said, "Huawei's SD-WAN uCPE AR650 wins the Good Design Award 2017 and iF DESIGN AWARD 2018, which are top design awards in the industry. This indicates that Huawei's product design and quality have been recognized within the industry. Huawei will continuously innovate to improve the product appearance, performance, and quality to provide users with ultimate experience in SD-WAN enterprise interconnection."

Huawei enterprise network products and solutions have been widely used in more than 100 countries and regions, accelerating enterprises' digital transformation based on Smart Connection of Everything. To date, 197 of the Fortune Global 500 companies and 45 of the top 100 enterprises have partnered with Huawei in digital transformation.

Huawei SD-WAN Solution provides on-demand interconnection between branches, between branches and data centers, and between branches and the cloud. It delivers ultimate experience in enterprise interconnection through application-based intelligent traffic steering and acceleration, open SD-WAN uCPEs, and cloud-based visualized O&M.