Michelle Mayer
Marketing Communications
+1 630.933.0844 ext. 246

Chicago, IL January 13, 2014: The latest innovations in the Internet of Things including building automation, consumer electronics, healthcare, location-based services, security, retail, utilities, and more have been selected for the annual Connected World Awards. The winning companies will be honored with a formal gala on February 13 during the 2014 Connected World Conference in February. The Connected World Awards honor the companies that have successfully leveraged M2M in order to solve a critical pain point within their business, all with quantifiable results. The Connected World Conference, February 8-17, is co-located within the 2014 Chicago Auto Show.

Successful finalists have combined multiple technologies, such as device, connectivity, hardware, radio modules, network service and provisioning, as well as application software and infrastructure, to create a winning solution; this is often referred to as the value chain.

2014 Connected World Award Finalists
Aclara Technologies LLC
BrickHouse Security
Cellular Machines, LLC
City of San Carlos
Contra Costa County Transit Authority (CCTA) – The County Connection
Delphi Automotive
Detroit, Division of Daimler Trucks North America
EnTouch Controls
First Alarm
Graco, Inc.
Innovative Global Systems, LLC (IGS)
Intermatic Inc.
Joy Global
JV Driver Projects Inc.
Kings III Emergency Communications, SoloProtect Division
Metavera Solutions, Inc.
Rand McNally
SimpliSafe, Inc.
Tag N Go
Trident Network
Vapo Oy
Ventana Roche

“The Connected World Awards honor the companies that have successfully leveraged M2M with real results: whether it is a transportation firm using technology to deliver value-added services to passengers, a utility company optimizing energy delivery to customers, or a business that has developed an innovative platform for the connected home,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine.

The Connected World Conference will be located within a 20,000-sq.ft. pavilion on the floor of the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. It is literally a show within a show.

Finalist Categories
Building Automation
Car Sharing
Concrete Management System
Connected Car
Connected Home
Consumer Electronics
Fleet Management
Location-Based Services
Remote Diagnostics
Remote Monitoring
Safety and Prevention

About the Connected World Conference
The Connected World Conference is the window into the emerging technology trends shaping the future of connected devices. The conference is a destination for everyone interested in learning, sharing, and presenting their ideas and visions about the future of our digital lifestyle, connecting to our vehicles, our homes, our energy, our apps, and our health/fitness. This event gives attendees a chance to explore the strategic shifts that new technologies will have now and into the future.