Connected World Magazine Honors Winners at Annual Awards Gala

Michelle Mayer
Marketing Communications
+1 630.933.0844 ext. 246

Carol Stream, Ill. - June 12, 2012 - Innovation led to recognition for the winners of the 2012 Connected World magazine Value Chain Awards and ConnectED Awards on Tuesday night, during the annual Value Chain Awards Gala.

Held as a part of the Connected World Conference, the Value Chain Awards Gala honors success in the M2M and connected-devices marketplace. This year’s event was held June 11-13 at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Ill.

Conference attendees had a chance to peruse the Exhibit Hall, featuring a distracted-driving pavilion, an array of connected vehicles, as well as emergency-response equipment, and a connected gift-card kiosk. The 2012 Connected World Conference also included educational sessions highlighting innovation in areas such as the connected home, healthcare, first responders, and much more.

“The 2012 winners represent successful implementations in home health, education, emergency response, tracking, and even the prevention of distracted driving. This is a great illustration as to how M2M technology and connected devices can be relied upon to not only make our lives more convenient and efficient, but much safer and responsible,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World. “Congratulations to all of the individuals and companies honored tonight.”

The Connected World magazine Value Chain Awards honor the most successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and connected devices, as well as the solution providers that make their success possible.

The 2012 Connected World Value Chain Awards winners are:

Medical Equipment
Gold: Getinge

Gold: MicroMed Cardiovascular
Device Solutions

Gold: TZ Medical
Cinterion Wireless Modules

Home Health
Gold: BlueLibris

Gold: PositiveID
Connected Development
Sierra Wireless

Silver: MedMinder Systems
Connected Development
Jazz Wireless Data
Telit Wireless Solutions

Bronze: Mobile Innovations, LLC
Connected Development
Telit Wireless Solutions

Bronze: SurePod
Jazz Wireless Data

Building Control
Gold: Duke University Medical Center
Kepware Technologies

Gold: TVTextbook

Fleet Management
Gold: Lat-Lon
Multi-Tech Systems
u-blox America

Silver: Indianapolis Fruit
KORE Telematics
Navman Wireless

Gold: ProTransport-1
Feeney Wireless

Parking Meters
Gold: City of Denver
Arrow Electronics
IPS Group
Telit Wireless Solutions

Remote Services
Gold: Sysmex

Gold: Securus, Inc.
Micron Electronics
RACO Wireless

Silver: Noblesville Utilities
KORE Telematics
Novatel Wireless

M2M in Action
Gold: Dejero
Jazz Wireless Data

The Connected World magazine ConnectED Awards honor individuals who have applied innovation and vision to successfully bring their ideas to the M2M and connected-devices marketplace.

The 2012 Connected World magazine ConnectED Awards winners are:

Scott Schober, Berkeley Varitronics Systems

Greg Duffy, Dropcam
Aamir Virani, Dropcam

Martin Cooper, Dyna LLC

Mike Scarbrough, NexTraq
Andrew Franklin, NexTraq
Jeb Scarbrough, NexTraq

Paresh Patel, VendScreen
Glenn Butler, VendScreen

Michael Riemer, ZoomSafer
Matt Howard, ZoomSafer
Mike Costello, ZoomSafer

“Those who took home Value Chain and ConnectED Awards should be proud to find themselves among some of the best companies, and entrepreneurs, found in this industry today,” says Mike Carrozzo, chief editor, Connected World. “Each has displayed a great deal of innovation, as well as determination, to get to this point, making their successes well deserved.”

To learn more about the winners of the 2012 Value Chain Awards and ConnectED Awards, please visit If you are interested in learning how to participate in the 2013 Value Chain Awards, please contact Monaca Leo at or by phone at +1 630.933.0844 ext. 258.

About Connected World magazine
Connected World is for the ever-changing, fast-paced way that we look at technology for work and play. Every issue is packed with need-to-know ideas that keep us up-to-the minute and motivated about the newest gadgets and apps that allow us to stay connected with family, friends, and co-workers.

Whether you're looking for the latest connected devices, applications, or even curious about business innovation, you can find it all on the pages of Connected World.


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