Axeda M2Mē award winners unveiled last week in Boston
Foxboro, MA (June 11, 2012) — Axeda Corporation honored the best in the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry at its 2012 Axeda® M2Mē™ awards dinner. The annual Axeda Connexion awards program recognizes the companies that are building the most innovative solutions on the Axeda M2M cloud platform and realizing the maximum value of connected product data. This was the seventh year for the M2M industry’s premier annual event.
“Axeda has worked with more than 150 of the world’s leading product manufacturers over the last decade, spanning nearly every industry,” said Bill Zujewski, EVP of product strategy and marketing, Axeda. “The 2012 Axeda M2Mē winners are true standouts when you consider the increasing competition in the rapidly growing M2M market.”
2012 Axeda M2Mē Winners
Best Service Transformation – Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems was early to the game in developing its connected product strategy and has been widely recognized in the M2M industry for its award-winning SmartConnect™ remote service and support program. The data and results from the SmartConnect solution inspired Varian to develop a patent-pending “Smart Scope,” a 16 channel full-function software oscilloscope and functional digital volt meter that can be viewed remotely using Axeda. By enabling this remote view of the instrument, Varian is reducing onsite service calls, which is projected to provide significant savings for the company in travel cost reductions and reduced planned maintenance inspection (PMI) costs.
Best Product Intelligence – GE’s Jenbacher gas engines
GE’s gas engines business manufactures and sells reciprocating engines and accessories to the power generation and compression market. The Jenbacher team also provides direct maintenance services to its customers, as well as services to its sales and service providers. Through its myPlant* connected product solution, GE’s Jenbacher product line collects trends and messages from its engine control systems, detects problems, and takes corrective actions to remedy issues or adjust parameters until a technician can replace parts. On the Jenbacher fleet myPlant is currently collecting up to 250 trends per engine at a 30-second interval.
* Trademark of the General Electric Company
Best M2Mizer – Welch Allyn
Welch Allyn is using its advanced connected product service, Welch Allyn PartnerConnect™, to deliver an improved user experience for its bio-med customers. PartnerConnect enables remote diagnostics of the company’s medical devices and systems, as well as software installations, updates, and upgrades — providing a secure and ongoing connection with customers in hospitals and doctor’s offices around the world. Beyond service and support, Welch Allyn links its connected product data from the Axeda® Platform directly to its SAP system, automatically populating any changes to the device in its SAP service record by serial number. This allows for up-to-date FDA compliance record keeping without any manual intervention.
Best Product Innovation - Getinge
Getinge is reinventing the product experience through its Getinge Online Customer Portal, which enables customers to access extensive real-time information about their Getinge equipment and gain a clear overview of the current status of washer-disinfectors, sterilizers, and consumable dispensing systems. With this solution, customers are notified of any issues, view error messages containing detailed information, and review suggestions on how to resolve issues. Getinge Online is platform-independent, designed so that customers can use tablets, smartphones, and computers to monitor the status of their systems. With Getinge Online, the company is delivering a full solution to the customer, increasing its equipment sales and overall coverage within its client accounts.
Added Zujewski, “Axeda congratulates all of our 2012 award winners and we look forward to celebrating their future innovations.”
Axeda provides the leading cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and implementing innovative M2M applications — taking the cost and complexity out of connecting and remotely servicing the products of the world’s leading companies. Axeda customers use its M2M cloud service to deliver innovative M2M solutions and optimize their business processes with data from their connected products.
By relying on the Axeda® Platform to power their connected products, companies are transforming their business by improving customer satisfaction, reducing costs, and generating new sources of revenue. The M2M solutions behind these connected products range from remote service, fleet management, usage-based insurance, asset tracking, mHealth, and more. Join our developer community at: http://developer.axeda.com and learn more at www.axeda.com.