Award Recognizes IMS' Contribution to Automotive Telematics
WATERLOO, ON, June 4 /CNW/ - Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS),
a world leader in telematics and automotive safety solutions, announced today
that Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, named IMS as the
recipient of its 2007 North American Telematic Services Award for Product
Innovation. The award recognizes IMS for its achievement in the development of
groundbreaking telematics technologies for the automotive industry, in
particular its iLane(TM), DriveSync(TM) and iPAID(TM) solutions.
iLane(TM) is the world's first in-vehicle email solution to provide
mobile connectivity in a way that puts the driver's safety first. Its
hands-free and eyes-free design provides you with voice-based access to
information on your handheld such as email, phone, calendar, SMS, text
attachments and more. iLane(TM) is also the world's first mobile email
solution to process information locally within the vehicle. Other solutions
rely on a remote server to convert email into voice/audio files. You're then
required to 'dial in' to the server to listen to your new email. Because
iLane(TM) does not use or require a server, all data is communicated directly
between iLane(TM) and your handheld device. Your email is read to you
immediately and automatically.
IMS' other telematics solutions, DriveSync(TM) and iPAID(TM), share the
same proprietary GPS vehicle tracking technology, but their applications are
distinct. iPAID(TM) is a complete turn-key GPS solution that provides
conclusive driving data for use in pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) insurance offerings
as well as government programs such as road pricing, driver licensing,
congestion relief and CO2 emissions reductions. By contrast, DriveSync(TM) is
a commercial GPS vehicle tracking solution that can help fleet owners to
increase productivity, reduce operating costs and improve driver safety.
DriveSync(TM) and iPAID(TM) also utilize the same safety-centric telematics
technology that is the foundation of all IMS solutions.
"To be recognized by an organization as respected as Frost and Sullivan
speaks volumes about the significance of this award and all it represents",
says Dr. Otman Basir, President and CEO of IMS. "We are honored to receive
this award, which is the result of many years of hard work, a passion for
excellence in automotive safety, and a dedication to advance the telematics
industry and better serve our customers."
"IMS not only provides cost-effective products, but also offers rich,
value-added turn-key solutions with enough flexibility to customize to
specific customer needs", says Sathyanarayana Kabirdas, Senior Research
Analyst with Frost & Sullivan. "Frost & Sullivan is pleased to recognize IMS'
contribution to automotive telematics with the 2007 North American Telematics
Services Product Innovation of the Year Award for its development and
introduction of these innovative products."
IMS accepted their award on May 23, 2007 at the annual Frost & Sullivan
Best Practices Award Banquet held in San Antonio, Texas.
For more information about Frost & Sullivan's Best Practices Awards, go
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS) specializes in the research,
development and production of innovative and progressive solutions in the
areas of telematics, automotive safety and mobile media. Our proprietary
technologies, which combine mechanical engineering, electronic controls,
detection sensors and computational intelligence, are aimed at making 'safer
and smarter' vehicles. IMS' solutions include: iLane(TM), a hands-free and
eyes-free, voice-based email solution for in-vehicle use; DriveSync(TM) GPS
fleet and vehicle tracking, and iPAID(TM), a turn-key GPS-based system for
PAYD insurance offerings and government programs. IMS is based in Waterloo,
Ontario, Canada. For more information about IMS, please visit
For further information:
For further information: John Reynolds, Vice President, Business
Development, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc., Tel: (519) 745-8887 ext.