NEWTON, Mass., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Bigbelly, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise waste management solutions, announces it was named top Smart City Application in the 2014/15 Internet of Things (#IoT) Awards. The company received the People's Choice award after 18 days of public voting. This year's awards consisted of 22 diverse categories and more than 72,000 votes cast.
Now in its fourth year, the #IoT Awards seeks to highlight and celebrate the year's best projects, organizations, and ideas creating the Internet of Things. The awards provide individuals, researchers, and companies a unique opportunity to showcase their IoT efforts. Professionals and students from around the world enter their projects or products for nomination. Final winners are determined based on popular votes received and the decision of Postscapes editors for the Editor's Choice award.
"Our solar-powered, connected, and smart waste and recycling stations embody the IoT movement and we are honored for the recognition as a Smart City awardee in this year's #IoT Awards," said Jack Kutner, president and CEO, Bigbelly. "This recognition further validates our committed focus on meeting the evolving needs of our customers seeking innovative technology to support the growing momentum in Smart City initiatives."
The selection of Bigbelly as a new technology transforming the urban environment showcases the success municipalities, colleges & universities, transit systems, parks & beaches, healthcare facilities, corporate campuses, retail & mixed use, ports, and government facilities worldwide have had using the company's data-driven technology to shape the cities of tomorrow. With Bigbelly these organizations are transforming one of the world's least efficient and resource-intensive efforts – public waste collection and recycling. Solar power drives the unit's compacting capabilities, Wi-Fi enabled connectivity notifies staff when units need emptying, and smart cloud-based tracking and reporting help deliver unparalleled operational efficiencies.
Bigbelly, Inc. is the world-leading provider of enterprise waste & recycling management solutions with more than 1,500 customers in 47 countries. The Bigbelly Solar Smart Waste & Recycling System combines the power of cloud computing with smart solar-powered, compacting waste and recycling stations. Bigbelly's system helps customers beautify their public space while reducing operational costs by 70-80 percent. For more information, visit http://bigbelly.com. Follow Bigbelly on Twitter at @BigBellySolar, on Facebook, and on LinkedIn.