Phoenix Contact Product Wins Engineer's Choice Award

Middletown, Pa. - The ASCII to EtherNet/IP gateway by Phoenix Contact won a Control Engineering Engineers' Choice Award in the "Network Integration - Ethernet Hardware" category, the publication announced on Feb. 8, 2018. Phoenix Contact's WLAN 1101 also received an Honorable Mention in the "Network Integration - Wireless Products" category.

Control Engineering, part of CFE Media, awarded products in 26 categories of control, instrumentation, and automation products introduced in 2017, as chosen by print and online subscribers. This is the 31st year of product recognition for the publication, highlighted in the February 2018 monthly edition, in several newsletters, and at

"Innovative solutions such as the ASCII to EtherNet/IP gateway make manufacturing and other control engineering applications more efficient through smart applications of new technologies. Investments in the best products and software can help solve the most pressing challenges in automation, control, and instrumentation," according to Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering content manager.

"Continuous improvements among leading technology providers ensure that manufacturers, machine builders, and automation system integrators can achieve the levels of agility, efficiency, and effectiveness necessary to compete-and win-in today's global economy," Hoske said.

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About the recognition

More than 90 product nominations from 43 companies were entered for consideration in the 2018 Engineers' Choice Awards. Control Engineering subscribers voted to identify the products they felt were the most exceptional based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and market impact. Engineers' Choice Award winners and honorable mentions were named in 26 categories. Awards will be presented as part of the 2018 Engineering Awards in Manufacturing event held on April 16, 2018, in Chicago.

About Control Engineering

Control Engineering ( is the leader in connecting the global industrial engineering audience through the coverage of and education about automation, control and instrumentation technologies in a regionally focused, actionable manner through online and print media and in-person events. Control Engineering, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, and Plant Engineering are part of CFE Media LLC, located in Downers Grove, Ill. CFE stands for Content for Engineers (

About Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect, and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.

For more information about Phoenix Contact or its products, visit, or call technical service at 800-322-3225, e-mail

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