Value Chain Awards
The Value Chain Awards honor the most successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and the team of solution providers that made their success possible. The awards highlight the process of combining multiple technologies such as device-connectivity hardware, radio modules, network service and provision, as well as application software and infrastructure, and show how all of the elements of the M2M value chain created a winning solution for the end customer.
T.J. Lambrecht Construction
Specializing in heavy construction and earth moving, using very expensive equipment, T.J. Lambrecht needs to know where its equipment is at all times—and can now uncover every piece of data about that particular machine as well.
Solution Providers: RACO Wireless; T-Mobile USA; Topcon Positioning Systems
With an extensive customer support organization that handles 45,000-65,000 service calls a month, Cardinal Health automated this process to have more control of its support functions, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process.
Solution Provider: Axeda
With operators wanting to know what is happening with their heavy equipment, Manitowoc developed a telematics system on more than 100 different models of the company’s mobile and tower cranes.
Solution Providers: LHP Telematics; The Morey Corp.; ORBCOMM
Enerven Compression Services
With a significant investment in vehicle maintenance, fuel, and labor costs in servicing equipment in the field, Enerven Compression Services implemented custom monitoring and maintenance optimization capabilities.
Solution Providers: ICP DAS USA; M2M Data Corp.
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of America is forecasting 50% cost savings by switching from local maintenance staffs for controlling utility expenses and sustaining comfort to an integrated building automation solution.
Solution Providers: Activelogix; Field Diagnostic Services; Mechanical Systems and Services; Tridium
Rocky Mountain Power
In order to better manage the requirements of its service area, PacifiCorp’s Rocky Mountain Power business unit instituted a successful DSM project; providing participating farmers more than $6 million in credits in the process.
Solution Providers: M2M Communications
Trico Electric Cooperative
Trico Electric Coorperative estimated its technicians devoted a minimum of two days and 200 miles of driving to visit each remote meter to collect usage information for billing. In response it deployed an AMR system to transmit billing data to headquarters.
Solution Providers: Motorola Wireless Modules; SmartSynch
Arizona Public Service
Servicing the energy needs of 11 counties, Arizona Public Service has deployed more than 160,000 AMI meters to gather local data and transmit it back to its offices, eliminating approximately 7,200 truck dispatches per month per 100,000 meters.
Solution Providers: Elster; KORE Telematics; Sierra Wireless
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept.
Realizing that programs like bonding out and curfews consume the limited resources of the police and county law enforcement agencies, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Dept. turned to innovative ankle bracelet tracking technology.
Solution Providers: Omnilink Systems; Sprint
Lucas County E-911 Service Board
The Lucas County E-911 Service Board adopted the E911 management system to connect emergency vehicles with the 911 communications center, enabling faster delivery of emergency services.
Solution Providers: Cypress Solutions; GeoComm
Implementing an irrigation management system, Eastside Management provides growers with continuous, actionable intelligence to help manage a crop’s healthy progress throughout the growing season and beyond.
Solution Providers: KORE Telematics; PureSense; Multi-Tech Systems
As the world’s largest general car rental company, Hertz uses an in-car navigation system that allows realtime updates to the software and mapping/destinations database plus provides local weather, traffic, and other information.
Solution Providers: AT&T; Cinterion Wireless Modules; Navigation Solutions; NAVTEQ
BLS Trucking, Inc.
By lowering fuel and repair costs using M2M, BLS projects a savings of $220,000—the equivalent of 55,000-gals. of fuel, while also decreasing insurance costs and false claims against drivers.
Solution Providers: AT&T; Cinterion Wireless Modules; Networkfleet
Mr. Handyman of West Weld and East Larimer Counties
Mr. Handyman of West Weld and East Larimer Counties has lowered its vehicle insurance rates because its fleet management system helps reduce the risk of theft and provides a better chance of stolen vehicle recovery.
Solution Providers: KORE Telematics; Rocky Mountain Tracking