Spireon, an Irvine, Calif.-based provider of vehicle intelligence systems, was named IoT Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year in the 2018 Compass Intelligence awards.
Spireon was chosen for its continued innovation in aftermarket telematics, strong market traction and exceptional customer service metrics, according to the company.
This is the eighth award earned by Spireon in the past 13 months, including four awards for customer service, and a Silver Stevie award for New Product of the Year from the American Business Awards for the company’s NSpire platform. Spireon also was named IoT Vehicle Telematics Company of the Year by Compass Intelligence in its 2016 awards program.
“Our team has worked tirelessly to continue delivering the most advanced vehicle intelligence solutions our customers need to make critical business decisions,” said Kevin Weiss, CEO of Spireon. “The introduction of our NSpire 3.0 platform and the numerous new products and enhancements we brought to market in 2017 are direct results of the passion, commitment and expertise of our people. It’s an honor to be recognized once again by Compass Intelligence, and to add this coveted award to our list of achievements over the past year.”
Spireon’s NSpire cloud-based IoT platform powers all of the company’s solutions across all markets served, including GoldStar, Kahu, FleetLocate and the FleetLocate Connected by OnStar solution, developed in partnership with General Motors.
In 2017, the company introduced NSpire version 3.0, adding enhancements that dramatically increased scalability, type and volume of data collected, interoperability via open application programming interfaces (APIs) and mobility support, according to the company.
New micro-services also were added to accelerate development and go-to-market velocity across the company’s software applications. As a result, Spireon was able to deliver more new products to market in 2017 than any other year in its history, including six major software applications, five new hardware devices and five new mobile apps.
Following the introduction of Kahu in 2017, Spireon increased its device shipment to franchise dealers by 144 percent in the second half of 2017 over the same period in 2016, according to the company. The company partnered with four of the top 10 dealer groups in the country and added 47 new dealerships that preload their full inventory of vehicles with Kahu to its customer list in 2017.
Also in 2017, Spireon added 1,858 new fleet and trailer customers to its roster, and grew FleetLocate device shipments to SMB customers by 120 percent compared to 2016.