Winners: Audi Connected car and Streetline parking at 2014 Awards

Monitoring healthcare, homes, cars, retail, and mobile devices are just a few of the innovative new technologies that won awards at this year’s Connected World Awards Gala. The awards are being presented to the winning companies and individuals as part of the Connected World Conference held within the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

“The 2014 award winners honored tonight are a combination of large and small companies representing a range of industries and applications. These winners came from areas of energy and healthcare, as well as building automation and retail. Solutions were implemented for GPS, car sharing, and even concrete-management systems,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine. “This is a testament to the growth of the vertical markets and acceptance of the technology within those various segments.”

Streetline

Particular emphasis is given to 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; this is often referred to as the value chain. The Connected World Awards also recognize the key pieces of the technology ecosystem that helped them develop their award-winning solution. These companies were honored as technology enablers. This year’s winners include companies ranging in size from Fortune 100 to SMBs.
The 2014 Connected World Award winners are:

Building Automation
Gold: Cellular Machines, LLC
RacoWireless
T-Mobile US
Silver: EnTouch Controls
RacoWireless
Telit Wireless Solutions
Connected Car
Gold: Audi
AT&T
Gemalto NV
RacoWireless
Connected Home
Gold: SimpliSafe, Inc.
Jazz Wireless Data
Telit Wireless Solutions
T-Mobile US
Concrete Management Systems
Gold: Verifi LLC
RacoWireless
Construction
Gold: JV Driver Projects Inc.
Intelliwave Technologies Inc.
Consumer Electronics
Gold: FiLIP Technologies, Inc.
AT&T
Connected Development, LLC
Redpine Signals
Telit Wireless Solutions
Energy
Gold: Tridel
Clear Blue Technologies
KORE Wireless Group Inc.
Silver: Intermatic Inc.
Mesh Systems
Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Verizon Wireless
Healthcare
Silver: IDEAL LIFE
Verizon Wireless
Manufacturing
Gold: Graco Inc.
2-Track Solutions LLC
CalAmp
Retail
Gold: Lowe’s
Safety and Prevention
Gold: Kings III Emergency Communications, SoloProtect Division
Gemalto NV
RacoWireless
Security
Gold: GuardTrax
Jazz Wireless Data
T-Mobile US
Silver: BrickHouse Security
Micron Electronics
RacoWireless
Utilities
Gold: Aclara
AT&T
Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.
Verizon Wireless
Silver: Trident Network
ClearConnex
Sierra Wireless
T-Mobile US
Car Sharing
Gold: Metavera Solutions Inc.
Jazz Wireless Data
Telit Wireless Solutions
T-Mobile US
Fleet Management
Gold: Rand McNally
Aeris Communications, Inc.
Novatel Wireless, Inc.
GPS
Gold: Directed
CalAmp
Silver: First Alarm
Davis Instruments
RacoWireless
Silver: Tag N Go
CalAmp
Verizon Wireless
Location-Based Services
Gold: County Connection
Clever Devices
Source Inc.
Sprint
Parking
Gold: City of San Carlos
Streetline
Remote Diagnostics
Gold: Innovative Global Systems, LLC (IGS)
Connected Development, LLC
Silver: Delphi Automotive LLP
Verizon Wireless
Silver: Detroit – A Daimler Group Brand
AT&T
Zonar Systems
Remote Monitoring
Gold: Vapo
Davis Instruments
RacoWireless
Silver: Joy Global Inc.
PTC Inc.

The Connected World ConnectED Awards honor individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit who have applied innovation and vision to successfully develop unique and successful connected devices. Individuals are evaluated on their initial vision for bringing product to market, the ways in which they successfully overcame market challenges, and the overall motivation for developing this device.
The winners of the 2014 ConnectED Award are:
Ed Hemphill and Travis McCollum, WigWag

The City of San Carlos, CA was recognized as a gold award winner at the Connected World Conference Awards Gala, held last night at the Montgomery Club in Chicago, for their implementation of Streetline, Inc.’s smart parking system.

The Connected World awards highlighted the latest innovations in the Internet of Things including building automation, Connected Car, parking, consumer electronics, healthcare, location-based services, security, retail, utilities, and more. The Connected World Awards honored the companies that successfully leveraged M2M in order to solve a critical pain point within their business, all with quantifiable results.

With nearly 30% of traffic in a city caused by motorists no longer in route to their destination but instead searching for parking, the City turned to Streetline to help better manage their parking real estate. Embedded sensors in the pavement of parking spaces detect the presence of a vehicle. The data is then made available to motorists through Streetline’s consumer guidance application, Parker™. Parker displays the real-time, on-street information as well as location and policy information for the surrounding garages and lots so motorists have a complete view of their parking options. Furthermore, the app has features like voice guidance for a completely hands-free experience. Just like in-car navigation systems direct the driver to their destination, Parker gives directions to an available parking space, a necessary yet historically unmanaged step, in any driver’s journey.

Merchants can also reap the benefits of the Streetline system with ParkerMap™, an embeddable map widget that displays the same information as Parker, the real-time information as well as the static off-street information. By displaying parking information on their website, San Carlos merchants can make it easy for their potential customers to know the best way to park and get into their business. This promotes economic vitality for the downtown and encourages patronage to the local merchants.

With the Streetline system instrumented in the downtown core, the City of San Carlos is now able to use the data to understand their parking asset use, make policy adjustments to ease congestion and traffic flow, increase space turnover, and offer guidance to motorists and downtown patrons. By better managing parking, the City of San Carlos makes the city a more desirable place to live and visit, encourages a thriving economy, and reduces the environmental and structural impact the ‘search for parking’ has on a city.