ST. CHARLES, Ill., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Connected World (Booth #102) -- Wyless, a leading global M2M managed services provider, detailed some of its customers who are today delivering innovative "green" machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions on the robust network of T Mobile USA. From solar-powered, wireless parking meters that allow credit card payments to a web-based irrigation control system, the solutions from IPS Group, GreenRoad, Weathermatic and EDC Technologies are positively impacting our society – both protecting the environment and saving money and time for businesses and consumers.
"When innovative 'green' M2M solutions are paired with Wyless' managed services and T-Mobile's nationwide network, lives can be enriched and the environment protected. This is M2M at its most rewarding," said Dan McDuffie, CEO at Wyless.
"Innovative connected devices are changing the way we live – from the way we interact with our doctor or our vehicle to how we manage our energy efficiency or pay on-street parking meters," said Jeremy Korst, vice president of wholesale (MVNO/M2M) at T-Mobile USA. "Not only do these 'green' solutions reinvigorate our commitment to have innovative solutions on our network, they dare us to dream about what is next. The possibilities are endless for M2M."
Solar-powered connected parking meters
In today's economy, consumers and businesses alike are looking for convenient, cost-effective solutions to everyday problems. Unlike old, battery-powered models, the solar-powered connected parking meters from IPS Group take the pain and stress out of parking, allowing users to pay with coins, a credit card, or a reusable, rechargeable parking 'debit card.' In addition to customer convenience and "green" technology, these meters offer lower maintenance and operating costs for municipalities nationwide. Revenues in locations with IPS meters typically increase between 20 and 40 percent within 6 months of installation and data collection time can be reduced by as much as 95 percent. Furthermore, because the meters are solar powered, municipalities needn't worry about the disposal of hundreds of thousands of batteries each year.
Safety and fuel consumption manager for fleets
Across the U.S., businesses and consumers alike are being significantly impacted by rising fuel costs. In fact, according to a recent survey by GreenRoad, the leader in driver performance and safety management, fuel costs represent 26 to 75 percent of total costs for more than 61 percent of all fleets. Driver behavior, such as rapid acceleration, speeding and harsh braking can dramatically impact fuel consumption, contributing to higher costs and increased fuel emissions. With a technology-based personalized driver performance solution, like the GreenRoad Driver Improvement Loop™, organizations see improved efficiencies, reductions in fuel costs as high as 12 percent, as well as reduced emissions. Furthermore, with the GreenRoad solution, risk is reduced and safety improved with real-time driver feedback, resulting in fewer crashes. The GreenRoad solution has garnered over 25 awards since 2008, most recently GreenFleet Awards and the International Road Safety Award, both in 2011.
Web-based irrigation control system
Ordinary irrigation systems cannot adjust to changing weather conditions, often resulting in overwatering, high water bills and potential property damage. For commercial and municipal properties, web-based irrigation control systems and wireless controllers, such as the SmartLink Network from Weathermatic, can dramatically reduce water consumption and provide significant water bill savings. For as little as $0.50 per day, users of SmartLink can monitor and control irrigation, respond to system alerts, and generate monthly reports on water usage and savings – all from a connected smartphone, PC or tablet. In a recent SmartLink pilot conducted by a leading national retail bank, it was estimated that water consumption would be reduced by approximately 9.8 million gallons of water and $56,000 in savings would be realized across just six of the bank's properties in the first year. Project payback was estimated at 3.3 months.
Energy conservation through advanced hot water controller technology
Today, with the advent of the Internet, energy savings are achieved by analyzing and programming water temperature to meet the actual demand needed for each half hour on a weekly cycle. Additionally, savings are achieved through designing and fine-tuning the heating system for maximum efficiency. With advanced hot water controller technology, EDC Technology clients, include Natural Gas Utilities, property management companies, hotel owners, restaurants and senior care facilities, not only achieve significant energy savings, but they are also provided with remote and proactive monitoring which records of the nuances of day to day usage looking for system anomalies and performance irregularities. This proactive approach ensures that cost effective changes can be achieved long term providing true sustainability. Among the many recognitions their technology has received, EDC Technologies was awarded Gold for its Hot Water Controller at the 2011 Connected World M2M Value Chain Awards.
About T-Mobile USA:
Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG (OTCQX: DTEGY). By the end of the third quarter of 2011, approximately 129 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group — 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA — all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS and additionally HSPA+ 21/HSPA+ 42. T-Mobile USA's wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile USA among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG. For further information on Deutsche Telekom, please visit www.telekom.de/investor-relations.
Wyless is the leading global M2M managed services provider. Our resilient platform, delivered in partnership with the world's largest network operators, provides secure, reliable communications with wireless devices in over 120 countries. Powerful management tools offer real-time reporting and control over all devices connected to our network. Wyless delivers a comprehensive suite of managed services with unrivalled expertise, professional support and competitive pricing. We enable our customers and partners to deploy M2M applications and services faster, cheaper and more effectively. The world's most advanced M2M Platform from the world's most trusted M2M partner. For more information, please visit www.wyless.com
About IPS Group
San Diego-based IPS Group, Inc. is a design, engineering and manufacturing company focused on low power wireless telecommunications and parking technologies. IPS manufactures locally and has been delivering world-class solutions to the telecommunications and parking industries for over 15 years. The company is best known for their patented credit card enabled, solar powered single-space parking meter and web-based management system. For more information, please visit www.ipsgroupinc.com.
Weathermatic is a Dallas, TX based worldwide manufacturer of the highest quality, water efficient irrigation products. Weathermatic exclusively provides its dedicated family of professional customers with a full line of controllers, weather monitors, remote control valves, gear driven rotors, pop-up sprays, and matched precipitation rate nozzles. Through its passionate commitment to customers and quality, Weathermatic products have been installed in over 70 countries and notable sites including the U.S. Capitol Building, Buckingham Palace, America's largest home-Biltmore Estate, and the College Football Hall of Fame. For more information, please visit http://www.weathermatic.com/index.cfm
GreenRoad is the leader in driver performance and safety management. The unique GreenRoad Driver Improvement Loop™ helps fleets achieve significant cost savings by immediately improving driver performance with advanced in-vehicle mobile technology and change management best practices. Proven across 95,000 drivers worldwide, in all vehicle types and industries, GreenRoad dramatically reduces fuel consumption and crashes so customers realize positive ROI within 60-90 days. GreenRoad is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices throughout the US, UK, and Israel. For more information please, visit: http://www.greenroad.com
About EDC Technologies
Rohnert Park, California-based EDC Technologies, Inc. partners with multi-family apartment owners, property management firms, restaurant owners, hotel and lodging companies and natural gas utilities to bring forth gas related energy efficiency, conservation, monitoring and overall safety to centralized domestic hot water environments.EDC Technology features remote control combined with proactive monitoring of day-to-day usage with a focus on system anomalies and performance irregularities. This proactive approach provides high levels of operational efficiency combined with operational transparency. For more information please, visit: http://www.savegas.com.