Garmin and Pedigree Technologies Team Up for Customer’s Top Value Chain Award From Connected World Magazine

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Solution implemented by Robert Gibb & Sons lowers service costs, extends equipment life with Condition-based Service Management

Garmin and Pedigree Technologies Team Up For Customer’s Top Value Chain Award From Connected World Magazine

Connected World Magazine Gold 2011 Value Chain Award

This award recognizes the outcomes possible when you can successfully connect customers with their machines, said Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine.

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Robert Gibb & Sons, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) service provider headquartered in Fargo, N.D., has received a Gold 2011 Value Chain Award presented by Connected World magazine. Together with solution providers, Pedigree Technologies and Garmin Ltd., the HVAC service provider was recognized for the customized and innovative adoption of machine-to-machine (M2M) technology that ultimately increases revenue opportunities while cutting service delivery costs.

“We are pleased to be recognized with a Connected World magazine award,” said Ian McPherson, Pedigree Technologies' vice president of marketing and product management. “The award highlights the unique value of our operations management software for ‘Condition-based Service Management’ in providing mechanical and field service companies, like Robert Gibb & Sons, with a competitive advantage in the marketplace.”

Winners of the annual Connected World Value Chain Awards are determined by a panel of industry analysts and experts, highlighting the process of combining multiple technologies to create a M2M value chain. Pedigree Technologies first approached Robert Gibb & Sons about partnering on a customized application for the HVAC industry because of the company’s 100 year history of adopting technology to benefit its customers. Pedigree’s OneView system allowed Robert Gibb & Sons to build a new service offering around remote equipment monitoring, enabling the company to continually measure and track machine performance plus perform diagnostics remotely for its customers. With the addition of Garmin navigation devices to communicate with and dispatch the service technician, the system brings service calls cut by more than half and reduced customer downtime—and a competitive advantage.

“This award recognizes the outcomes possible when you can successfully connect customers with their machines,” said Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine. “This value chain creates a new service offering plus an advantage for both the end customer and the service provider, showcasing what this level of adoption of M2M technology makes possible.”

About Pedigree Technologies
Pedigree Technologies is a provider of cloud-based solutions that give organizations real-time visibility into operations and empower them to locate, track and monitor stationary and mobile assets worldwide. Built on a unique and scalable platform, Pedigree solutions provide an operations command center that increases operational efficiencies, improves workflow, manages inventories and logistics and maintains equipment—all in one simple system. For more information, visit http://www.pedigreetechnologies.com.

About Garmin International Inc.
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at http://www.garmin.com/newsroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.

About Robert Gibb & Sons
Robert Gibb & Sons is a full-service mechanical contractor in the Midwest specializing in plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical, and underground sewer and water utilities. Founded in 1915 by late Robert Gibb Sr., the company remains family owned and operated, regionally respected and nationally recognized as an industry leader. This reputation is due to the consistent quality delivered by Robert Gibb & Sons' skilled craftsmen throughout three generations of service. For more information, visit http://www.robertgibb.com.

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