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.
M2M technology allows Getinge to provide customers access to realtime information about the status of its washer-disinfectors and sterilizers. This has resulted in better customer relationships and more accurate equipment diagnostics.
Solution Provider: Axeda
Adding a cellular connectivity option to its devices allowed MicroMed Cardiovascular to provide continuous reporting for patients. Because they no longer need to physically plug in their monitoring unit, patients have more freedom of movement, and doctors can receive alerts in realtime to avert a potential problem.
Solution Providers: Device Solutions, Lynium, Numerex
Sensors and cellular communications technology work together in devices from TZ Medical to provide detailed information about the status of heart arrhythmia patients. Doctors and caregivers can access the information at any time, and from anywhere in the world, which provides added convenience and more proactive care for patients.
Solution Providers: Cinterion Wireless Modules, Taoglas
Mobile Innovations, LLC
The messageQube from Mobile Innovations uses connected technology to provide a portal for older adults to interact with family and friends. M2M cellular communications allow the device to send and receive SMS text messages, which can be printed out on actual paper. This allows a technology-challenged user to feel connected to the message.
Solution Providers: Connected Development, Sprint, Telit Wireless Solutions
Through the use of cellular M2M technology, SurePod produced a device for seniors that allows them to be connected to assistance wherever they are, through the touch of a button. Integrated GPS enables a customer service center to locate the senior at any time through geofence technology, and two-way voice provides an easier way to communicate.
Solution Providers: Jazz Wireless Data, T-Mobile
Taking medication on time can be a problem for some patients, and MedMinder's Maya and Jon wireless pill-dispenser systems use connected technology to make sure medication is taken appropriately. The systems include automatic reminders if pills are not taken on time, plus notifications to caregivers. The average adherence rate measured by the MedMinder system is 92%.
Solution Providers: Connected Development, Jazz Wireless Data, Telit Wireless Solutions
Libri is a patient-monitoring device that uses 3G M2M cellular communications to provide realtime voice communication between a patient and a care provider. The device can also act as a gateway, transmitting data on vital signs including blood glucose, blood pressure, and ECG. All information is sent to the cloud, which allows for analysis and action steps for each event.
Solution Provider: AT&T
PositiveID’s iglucose device uses wireless technology to provide automatic transmission of blood-glucose data from a glucometer to the database. The information is transmitted using the cellular network, and it is automatically collected into logs and journals for analysis. Wireless connectivity provides freedom for users, and they can upload data wherever they are.
Solution Providers: AT&T, Connected Development, Sierra Wireless
Duke University Medical Center
Duke Medical Center is remotely controlling the generators needed for back-up power to ensure it's in compliance with regulations. The data collection layer operates over the campus Ethernet, and Duke engineers and staff can turn generators on and off remotely, as well as track all data related to the system. Duke can now also generate all reports needed to ensure compliance with various rules.
Solution Provider: Kepware Technologies
A 3G solution has enabled TVTextbook to offer a wireless version of its product that works without a previous home Internet connection. The TVTextbook product allows students to access content using their regular TV set. Content is accessed via a set-top box connected to the TV, and students can view content related to their school activities.
Solution Provider: AT&T
A fleet-management system enabled Indianapolis Fruit to monitor the location of its refrigerated trucks for routing and quality control. GPS tracking units let the company monitor trucks on a map in realtime, and data analysis of operations has led to a 75% reduction in idle time and 2.5% reduction in annual fuel costs.
Solution Providers: KORE Telematics, Navman Wireless
Lat-Lon added an M2M system to its wireless tracking units, providing customers with a Web-based platform where they can gain insight into the items being tracked. Cellular technology, through the use of carrier-approved cellular modems in devices, allows Lat-Lon to integrate and deploy quickly without having to pursue its own approvals.
Solution Providers: Multi-Tech Systems, u-blox America
ProTransport-1 has integrated M2M technology into its fleet of ambulances, helping them to become mobile offices while also tracking various metrics of the vehicles, including fuel consumption, idle times, and driver behavior. The ambulances can connect devices such as computers, scanners, and printers, which has reduced paper and increased efficiencies.
Solution Providers: Feeney Wireless, Sprint
City of Denver
The City of Denver installed a wireless communications option for its parking meters, which allows it to communicate to data-management systems. The meters can report on credit card transactions, any faults with the system such as coin jams, and update the software remotely. The solution currently covers 85% of Denver's on-street metered parking.
Solution Providers: Arrow Electronics; ClearConnex; IPS Group; T-Mobile; Telit Wireless Solutions; Wyless
A manufacturer of blood and urinalysis equipment, Sysmex needed a way to provide better service to customers. Using an M2M platform and realtime monitoring features, Sysmex was able to offer more value-added services to its customers. Benefits include increased uptime, new revenue streams, and improvements in labor utilization.
Solution Provider: ThingWorx
The eCare+Voice solution from Securus uses A-GPS and cellular triangulation to connect users with an emergency call center. The target user is senior who might need a self-contained alert device in case of emergency. Caregivers can track the user in realtime. Securus also developed a solution called eClick, designed to track college students and staff.
Solution Providers: Micron Electronics, RACO Wireless
A cellular-based monitoring system provides Noblesville Utilities with a way to oversee its waste-water management. The cellular solution has cut the amount paid for communications nearly in half, and this wireless system also allows the utility to perform preventative maintenance on equipment, rather than waiting for something to go wrong and having to replace items.
Solution Providers: KORE Telematics, Novatel Wireless, OmniSite
Dejero provides a "suitcase" solution for live news reporting from the field. The equipment is contained in a suitcase, and wireless cellular technology makes it possible to transmit the broadcast live or store and forward the recording for later broadcast. Applications include weather reporting, special events around the globe, and reporting on natural disasters.
Solution Providers: Jazz Wireless Data, T-Mobile