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CHICAGO – June 29, 2005 – M2M Magazine, the leading publication covering machine-to-machine communications, celebrated the winners of the 2005 Value Chain Awards last night at the M2M United conference in Chicago, at the Skokie North Shore Hotel.
The winners in the following categories are:
Gold: Univar NV
Enabler: Endress+Hauser Inc.
Silver: Kirby Corp.
Enablers: Boatracs and Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions
Bronze: pH Europe Ltd.
Enablers: RF Code Inc. and JDS Professional Services
Gold: North Country Vending Inc., Frito-Lay Inc. and Cantaloupe Systems Inc.
Enabler: Cingular Wireless LLC, Siemens Communications
Silver: Chick-fil-A Inc.
Enablers: AirLink Communications Inc., Sprint Corp., and USAT Corp.
Bronze: Hilton Hotels Corp.
Enabler: ei3 Corp.
Gold: Xcel Energy Inc.
Enablers: IBM Corp. and Indus Corp.
Silver: Direct Energy
Enabler: Tridium Inc.
Bronze: TransAlta Corp.
Enabler: SmartSignal Corp.
Gold: National Energy Services Inc.
Enablers: AirLink Communications Inc., Rabbit Semiconductor, SensorLogic Inc., and SimpleComTools LLC
Silver: Honeywell Security and Custom Electronics
Enablers: Aeris.net, Cingular Wireless LLC and Lantronix Inc.
Gold: Orange County Fire & Rescue
Enabler: Motorola (MeshNetworks) Inc.
Gold: Smart Communications Inc.
Enablers: Opto 22, Facilities Protection Inc. and Aplicom
Gold: Time Warner Cable Inc.
Enablers: Kyocera Wireless Corp., Sapias Inc. and TechnoCom Corp.
Silver: Schneider National Inc.
Enablers: Orbcomm LLC, Qualcomm Wireless Business Solutions, and
Gold: Diagnostic Products Corp.
Enabler: Questra Corp.
Silver: Gardner Denver Inc.
Enablers: Digi International and nPhase LLC
Bronze: Christie Digital Systems Inc.
Enabler: Lantronix Inc.
The Value Chain Awards honor the most successful adopters of M2M technology and their enablers, the teams of solution providers that made their successes possible. The awards highlight the process of effectively combining multiple technologies, such as device-connectivity hardware, radio modules, network service and provision, as well as application software and infrastructure.
“Machine-to-machine technology has reached the point where business leaders appreciate its value,” said Michael Jarosik, editor of M2M Magazine. “As these successful adopters demonstrate, M2M has the power to improve operations and reduce costs, create new revenue, and enhance customer service.”
The Value Chain Award winners were chosen by a group of industry analysts along with the editors of M2M Magazine. Sponsored by IBM, Kyocera Wireless, Sony Ericsson, Tridium, SensorLogic, Enfora, Wavecom, and Siemens, the awards show how all of the elements of the M2M value chain create a winning solution for the end customer.
“We are pleased to have the honor of recognizing these companies that have successfully implemented M2M solutions,” said Peggy Smedley, president of Specialty Publishing and editorial director for M2M Magazine. “Hopefully these success stories will inspire other organizations to become next year’s Value Chain Award winners.”
About Specialty Publishing Co.
Specialty Publishing specializes in helping address the critical business issues that keep executives and operations managers up at night. Specialty Publishing’s four trade magazines reach more than 200,000 business decision makers, giving them valuable insight into the issues shaping their companies. M2M Magazine covers the machine-to-machine communication market, helping companies learn how to reduce costs and automate processes by networking their assets.
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