I.D. Systems, Inc. received a 2014 M2M Evolution IoT Excellence Award for its PowerFleet® wireless vehicle management system (VMS) for controlling, tracking and managing forklifts and other industrial trucks. PowerFleet is a machine-to-machine (M2M) "Internet of Things" (IoT) application, featuring I.D. Systems' fourth generation of on-vehicle wireless devices and industry-leading Analytics software to quantify key performance indicators (KPIs) in material handling operations.
Presented by TMC and Crossfire Media, the 2014 M2M Evolution IoT Excellence Award honors innovative products that support the collection and analysis of information through sensors, systems and other technology that supports better business and personal decisions.
"We are gratified that this award recognizes our innovation and leadership in the wireless supply chain asset management market," said Kenneth Ehrman, I.D. Systems' chairman and CEO. "Our newest generation of PowerFleet makes the benefits of VMS easier to obtain than ever. And our patented wireless technology has proven effective for industrial fleets small and large, from less than 10 vehicles at a site to more than 1,000 across an enterprise."
I.D. Systems' 4th-generation Vehicle Asset Communicator® (the "VAC4") simplifies VMS installation on industrial trucks (it can be installed in as little as one hour), improves usability for vehicle operators, through an enhanced keypad and graphical display, and expands VMS functionality with multi-language capabilities and an option for in-vehicle cellular communications.
I.D. Systems Analytics is a set of software tools that gives executives and facility managers a single, integrated view of historical asset activity across multiple locations. The data is conveyed through both KPI dashboards and detailed reports that are emailed to users automatically. The KPIs answer critical questions about the use of industrial trucks, including: Are operations being conducted safely? How well are vehicle operators being managed? How efficiently is the fleet of equipment being utilized? And is the vehicle management system being used effectively?
"It is my pleasure to recognize the PowerFleet VMS with an M2M Evolution IoT Excellence Award for excellence in innovation," said Carl Ford, CEO & Community Developer, Crossfire Media. "I look forward to seeing the future success of I.D. Systems, as a leader in this rapidly evolving industry."