Value Chain Awards
The Value Chain Awards honor the most successful corporate adopters of M2M technology and the solution providers that made their success possible. The awards recognize the process of combining multiple technologies such as device-connectivity hardware, radio modules, network service and provisioning, as well as application software and infrastructure, to create a winning solution for the end customer.
Working with its telematics service provider, Chrysler integrates wireless services with an embedded telematics unit and its call center. This has helped Chrysler create EVTS (electronic vehicles tracking system), an accessory option for new vehicles that can be provisioned for the customer seamlessly without dealer assistance.
Solution Providers: Guidepoint Systems; T-Mobile
Through the use of M2M technology, the Trane ComfortLink Remote Thermostat system has helped to transform the company into one on the cutting edge of home technology in the area of wireless home-energy management. This product helps reduce energy consumption up to 15% compared with traditional non-programmable thermostats.
ASL Holdings Ltd.
Through the use of GPRS technology, industrial form factor SIMs, and flexible contract management, ASL Holdings has increased scalability and reliability, as well as reduced operational costs and restrictions on usage for utility metering communications in deregulated energy supply markets. The use of M2M has increased the yield of data being transmitted across the network and its reliability by 30-40% lowering the cost of the airtime provisioning element.
Solution Providers: Telefónica O2; Telit Wireless Solutions
Great River Energy
Faced with the challenge of an aging and nearly obsolete SCADA network, Great River Energy installed a wireless network that allows it to replace multiple communication circuits to substations with one communication circuit running multiple applications. This allows it to respond to new communication requests from its electrical engineering or system operations departments and has a more homogenous network throughout the electrical system.
RWE Effizienz GmbH
RWE Efficiency uses cellular M2M technology to automate all electrical vehicle charging station tasks. Transmission of vehicle authentication data is done automatically without the need of an additional RFID card via the charging cable and a high bandwidth PLC. M2M manages all processes including: vehicle authentication, authorization check at the M2M backend, safety proceedings, charging activation, meter reading, digital signing of meter datagram, and smart charging protocol device management.
Solution Providers: CINTERION Wireless Modules; INSYS MICROELECTRONICS; Vodafone
GeaCom has brought to market Phrazer, a device that facilitates accurate communication levels between patients and doctors using various languages and coming from distinct cultures. Through a multimedia interface, patient and doctor can communicate much more effectively. This is achieved using language modules accessible through the user interface, downloaded over the wireless network.
Solution Providers: Jazz Wireless Data; T-Mobile
Patients discharged from Meridian Health’s Ocean Medical Center are provided with a wireless monitoring device, which is tracked remotely by a nurse who is automatically alerted to early symptoms of a condition. The program has helped decrease the readmission rate for congestive heart failure patients, with an expected impact by year end of an overall reduction of close to 12%.
Solution Providers: KORE Telematics; MedApps
Physio-Control’s LIFEPAK monitor/defibrillators, in conjunction with a Web-based system, use M2M technology to connect field and hospital care teams with critical patient data ahead of the patient’s arrival at the hospital. Medics in the field use LIFEPAK to capture patient data and then send this information to hospitals via the Internet.
Solution Provider: Multi-Tech Systems
Aerotel Medical Systems
Aerotel has created a communication hub that guarantees seamless data transmission from various homecare sensors to a remote medical monitoring center, regardless of vendor or protocol used. Once a patient’s health measurements have been recorded by multiple connected instruments, the device automatically activates parameter reading and transmission. Devices are networked to the Internet via modem or router, USB cable, Bluetooth, or wireless networks.
Solution Providers: CINTERION Wireless Modules; Deutsche Telekom; T-Mobile
N2Care has developed the MedCottage, an alternative to traditional nursing home care that keeps a family member right on the family property. The MEDCottage give families the ability to directly participate in their loved ones’ recovery, rehabilitation, or extended care though sophisticated connected healthcare and home automation technologies.
Solution Provider: Tridium
EDC Technologies, Inc.
EDC uses a wireless system to provide its customers a cost effective method of compiling energy usage data from their various locations to lower the amount and cost of energy used in large hot water systems. The resulting solution is highly scalable and provides customers with the tools to save costs and conserve natural resources.
Solution Providers: ClearConnex; Numerex; Sierra Wireless
Gerber Scientific International, Inc.
GERBERconnect is a smart services solution that helps the company remotely connect to its products and identify, diagnose, and resolve issues before customers become aware of a problem. The solution helps the company increase customer satisfaction through proactive support, optimizing spare parts inventory across global distribution centers, and preparing the succession of a highly skilled workforce approaching retirement age.
Solution Provider: Axeda
San Jose Police Department
Through the use of M2M, San Jose Police Dept. has created a fully functional mobile office environment for its patrol cars that helps to decentralize record keeping. Leveraging the 3G network, officers have realtime access to vital back-end databases directly from their patrol cars.
Solution Providers: Feeney Wireless; Sierra Wireless; Sprint
Smart Start, Inc.
Devices from Smart Start Inc., provide monitoring and reporting that measures the breath alcohol of a potential driver. M2M allows realtime actual measurement and monitoring of the alcohol content of a potential driver as well as a periodic ‘rolling test’ to ensure the driver remains below the alcohol limit during a drive period.
Solution Providers: Jazz Wireless Data; T-Mobile
Utility, Inc., is bundling the cellular boosting technology with mobile communications router technology to increase the performance and reliability of vehicle M2M data communications and reporting for first responder and utility customers. Expanded cellular connectivity provides better situational awareness reporting, improves the productivity and effectiveness of field crews, and increases the safety of customer’s field crews.
Solution Provider: Wilson Electronics
Looking to refresh the on-board technology in its fleets for both Stop & Shop and Giant Food, Ahold USA installed a Web-based, enterprise-class fleet management solution that provides a browser interface and central repository for all mobile asset data. The technology provides realtime visibility into any driver or vehicle on-demand with pre-defined, role-based reports and analysis.
Solution Providers: ALK Technologies; Cadec Global; Verizon
Responsible for transporting more than 1,500 special needs children to 200 schools each day, Provider Enterprises deployed a GPS-based fleet tracking technology to monitor the location of its 178-vehicle fleet for routing and quality control purposes. Operational improvements have resulted in thousands of dollars worth of savings in annual fuel costs, driver overpayments from unauthorized personal vehicle use, dispatch, and more.
Solution Provider: Navman Wireless
Freeport School District #145
Using a fleet management solution, Freeport School District #145 is able to verify that pre- and post-trip inspections for its school buses are completed. The Web-based fleet management portal provides true visibility into operations from any Web browser and provides reports on such conditions as idle times, which are used to educate drivers about the cost of unnecessary idling.
Solution Providers: AT&T; CINTERION Wireless Modules; Zonar Systems
Robert Gibb & Sons
Robert Gibb & Sons has differentiated itself in the HVAC market by providing customers remote monitoring capabilities through the use of M2M. Being able to proactively view and diagnose potential problems with assets deployed at customer sites has allowed the company to win more jobs and increase customer satisfaction.
Solution Providers: Garmin; Pedigree Technologies
Through the use of GPS/GSM tracking devices, iGPS can locate its pooled pallets worldwide to assist in the recovery of the pallets should they be transported to a location not approved by the company. One GPS enabled pallet has the potential of leading to the recovery of numerous pallets that in the past may have been very difficult to locate.
Solution Providers: Enfora; Numerex