FOXBORO, Mass., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axeda Corporation, the leading cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and implementing innovative machine-to-machine (M2M)and Internet of Things solutions, today announced the 2013 M2Me award winners and a new webinar series focused on advanced customer deployments. The M2Me awards recognize companies and individuals building the best connected product solutions in the machine-to-machine (M2M) industry. For the first time, award-winning M2M deployments will be showcased in a webinar series dedicated to customer best practices and innovative solutions.
Each webinar will focus on a key issue impacting today's connected product initiatives. By offering real testimonials from the field, the industry can share strategies for advanced deployments and solutions across the Internet of Things. A brief Q&A will follow each 45 minute session. For more information about Axeda customer webinars, go to Customer Spotlight Webinar Series.
About the 2013 Axeda M2Me Winners
M2Me for Product Intelligence: Elekta
Elekta is a human care company that develops sophisticated, state-of-the-art tools and treatment planning systems for radiation therapy, radiosurgery and brachytherapy. From the data they receive from their connected products, they receive dynamic, automated alerts, which allow the team to identify potential problems or trends before the customer experiences any system interruption. With this product intelligence, subsequent onsite attention can then be scheduled outside of clinical hours -- preventing any downtime or impact to patient throughput.
M2Me for Product Innovation: Acuo Technologies
Acuo Technologies, now part of Lexmark's Perceptive Software (NYSE: LXK), was founded in 2000 with the objective of developing the first enterprise-wide collaborative Universal Clinical Platform (UCP) for clinical content management, both DICOM and non-DICOM. With the increasing volume and variety of healthcare data, Acuo's focus has been to create an enterprise solution for caregivers that provided clinical content at the point of need to drive better patient outcomes – and at the same time create a customer-facing dashboard for IT leaders to manage the health of the solution.
M2Me for Product Innovation: Stryker
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Stryker Connected Care team developed a new application which provides a safe and secure connection from Stryker devices in healthcare facilities to Stryker support teams. The app provides visibility to equipment usage rates, allows for quick and easy forecasting/scheduling of routine maintenance, and provides insights to facilitate better rotation of power tool sets, ultimately enabling improved equipment care.
M2Me for Service Transformation: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. / Roche
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., a member of the Roche Group, is a world leader and innovator of tissue-based cancer diagnostic solutions for patients worldwide. The connected product team developed a remote service strategy focused on improved device availability, proactive monitoring, service visit optimization, and predictive failure reporting. The solution, marketed as CareGiver, proactively monitors customers' devices -- and alerts service professionals in the event of potential system failures. New capabilities such as asset configuration reporting, software distribution and integration with other enterprise software will continue to deliver service cost savings and sustain the service levels Ventana's customers have grown to depend on.
M2Me for Service Transformation: Hologic
Hologic, Inc. is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women. The company wanted a safe, secure, and private connection between customers using Hologic medical devices and the Company's Customer Support and Service staff, whether the customer facility is next door or around the world.
M2Mizer Award: Sealed Air
Sealed Air is a global leader in food safety and security, facility hygiene and product protection. With widely recognized and inventive brands such as Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning, Cryovac® brand food packaging solutions and DiverseyTM brand cleaning and hygiene solutions, Sealed Air offers efficient and sustainable solutions that create business value for customers, enhance the quality of life for consumers and provide a cleaner and healthier environment for future generations. By applying analytics to their connected machine data they have been able to offer better service and direct value to their customers.
M2Mizer Award: Gerber Scientific
Gerber Scientific, Inc. is a leading international supplier of sophisticated software and hardware systems for apparel and technical textiles, sign making and specialty graphics, composites and packaging applications. Their connected product initiative was integrated with their SAP system, creating a closed-loop for critical business processes such as warranty compliance, error messages, humidity and temperature controls, and monitoring of factory floors.
Axeda provides the most advanced cloud-based service and software for managing connected products and machines and implementing innovative M2M and Internet of Things solutions. We take the cost and complexity out of connecting and remotely servicing the products of the world's leading companies. Our customers use the Axeda Machine Cloud™ to turn machine data into useful information, build and run innovative M2M applications and optimize business processes by integrating machine data.
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.
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