KORE Recognized by M2M Magazine for Successful M2M Applications at Kirby-Smith Machinery and Jaguar Cars USA
Herndon, VA and Toronto, ON – June 26, 2007—KORE Telematics, North America's largest independent provider of wireless GSM services for the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, today announced that it received two Silver M2M Magazine Value Chain Awards for successful M2M implementations at Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. and Jaguar Cars USA. Value Chain Awards recognize the most successful adopters of M2M technology and their enablers, and highlight the process of combining technologies to create innovative M2M solutions for end customers.
"As one of the pioneers in the M2M market, KORE continues to work with its partners to implement comprehensive M2M solutions that add business value to organizations in any industry," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT Magazine and M2M Magazine. "The use of M2M solutions by Kirby-Smith Machinery and Jaguar Cars USA exemplifies the type of excellence and innovation we look for in the Value Chain Awards."
The M2M Magazine Value Chain Awards continue to be the benchmark of success in the M2M industry. KORE and its partners, U.S. Fleet Tracking Corporation and MicroTRAKgps in conjunction with Enfora, received the Silver Value Chain Awards at the fourth annual M2M United Conference held on June 20 in Chicago.
"KORE is honored to be recognized for its leadership and innovation in the M2M market," said Alex Brisbourne, president and chief operating officer, KORE Telematics. "Together with our partners, we have really focused on delivering cutting-edge M2M applications that can improve business processes, reduce operating costs and drive additional revenues for customers, and these two awards validate our efforts."
KORE and its partners received Silver M2M Magazine Value Chain Awards in the following categories:
- Fleet Management Category—Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a rental and service firm that provides construction, utility and mining equipment, received a Silver Value Chain Award in the Fleet Management category for its M2M solution that remotely tracks vehicle location. The M2M solution is powered by KORE and its partner, U.S. Fleet Tracking, and enables Kirby-Smith Machinery to immediately dispatch service trucks for jobs that would have previously had to wait to the next day. This has enabled Kirby-Smith Machinery to improve its customer service and operating efficiency.
- Location-based Services Category—Jaguar Cars USA, a luxury vehicle manufacturer that is part of Ford Motor Co., received a Silver Value Chain Award for its JaguarWatch service. JaguarWatch is an M2M vehicle-tracking solution powered by KORE and its partners, MicroTRAKgps and Enfora, that is available on all 2007 Jaguar cars sold in the U.S. JaguarWatch enables Jaguar owners to monitor the location of his or her vehicle over the Web. With the M2M solution, Jaguar Cars USA has improved customer service by answering the market's demand for an asset-protection system that provides additional car insurance discounts. Jaguar and its dealerships have also benefited from increased revenue created through the sale and installation of the monitoring unit.
About KORE Telematics
KORE Telematics, through its exclusive service agreements and extensive infrastructure support, is at the center of the expanding M2M field. The company maintains a network operations center capable of managing all aspects of its network as well as call management, billing services, connectivity control, and Web-based SIM and device service management. These facility investments, combined with network services from leading North American GSM/GPRS carrier partners, assure users of seamless and high availability voice-and-data transmission capability for all their M2M needs. For more information, please visit www.koretelematics.com.